Virtual software factory for military developed by RaytheonNews
August 05, 2019
DULLES, Va. To help military and government agencies keep pace with rapidly evolving threats, Raytheon has developed a virtual software factory ? a mix of physical coding spaces, cloud-based tools, and software experts ? to deliver new capabilities to the military.
Raytheon's virtual software factory provides engineers with automated tools, services, and standards, kick-starting the adoption of modern software development methods like Agile and DevOps across the company's programs.
These tools include what the company is calling a "pipeline-in-a-box," a cloud-based toolset that automates all the steps in the software delivery process. It can start integrating code, run automated tests, check for cyber vulnerabilities, and deploy software to production. Because it is virtual, the toolset can easily be used at any of the company's facilities without special equipment or new construction.
The company is also building training rooms, called dojos, in many of its facilities for collaborative purposes. The first, in Raytheon's Cityline facility outside Dallas, is dedicated to speeding development of some of the company's space programs. More advanced coding hubs, called foundries, will also be introduced.