Introduction to the platform

Simon LHFollow
Founder & CEO, Sigmetic
May 07, 2020

Basic introduction to the Sigmetic Platform

Let’s start by logging in to the platform on app.sigmetic.io.
If you don’t have an account already, go and sign up.

Next, you need to link with your GitHub account.
At this moment, Sigmetic only integrates with GitHub, but it is of course in the pipeline, that Sigmetic will integrate with Jira and GitLab as well.

Sigmetic KPI Widgets

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The first thing we will see after logging in is a dashboard.
When creating a user, Sigmetic will create a Sample Dashboard for us, including three widgets.

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This may not look like a lot, but we can easily add new widgets to the dashboard by clicking ‘Add widgets’ in the top right corner.

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And with just a couple of clicks, we now have a fully populated dashboard 😎

We can configure each individual widget by clicking on the little ‘gear’ icon in the top right corner of each widget.
This will prompt us with the settings for the widget.

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And with a little bit of adding widgets and configuring, we will soon have a fully-fledged, functional dashboard full of useful data 🤩

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Now let’s try to create a new dashboard from scratch.

Let’s go and click on the ‘Create dashboard’ button in the menu.

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This will take us to a new page where we can create a new dashboard.
We will be guided through a flow of three steps.

  • A name for the dashboard
  • Choosing a dashboard plan
  • Configuring the dashboard plan

Let’s do it! 😎

The first thing we need to do is to put a name for our new dashboard.
It can be anything you want.

Next up, we need to choose a dashboard plan.

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A dashboard plan defines how we provide data to the dashboard.

Currently, there are 3 dashboard plans to choose between, but the ‘Project’ plan is still under development, so we get to choose between ‘Repositories’ or ‘Organization’.

Repositories dashboard plan

Let’s say you have a project that has 3 repositories that are associated.
A repository for the front-end, one for the back-end, and one for some cloud functions.
In this case, the ‘Repositories’ dashboard plan would be an obvious choice.

With this plan, we can select a set of repositories that we will receive feedback from.
We can then configure a widget to observe any of the repositories in the set, or we can choose to aggregate data from all of them.

Organization dashboard plan

The ‘Organization’ dashboard plan is equivalent to the ‘Repositories’ dashboard plan.
The set of repositories simply become all repositories that are owned by that organization.

Let’s go ahead and choose the ‘Repositories’ plan, and we will be taken to the last step where we will configure the plan. In this case, we will choose which repositories to use.

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To add repositories to the set, simply select the repository from the dropdown, and press the ‘Add repository’ button.

Do this for as many repositories you need for your new dashboard.

That’s it! Go ahead and press the ‘Create dashboard’ button on the left.
You will be taken to the ‘My Dashboards’ page, and your new dashboard should appear. Easy, right? ✌️

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That’s it!
A basic introduction to the Sigmetic platform.

Check the Blog Post Introduction to the KPI Widgets to get an introduction to the widgets in the Widget Library.

Simon LH, Founder & CEO

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