Help and FAQs
My data is not loading.
Here's a list of things to check if your data is not loading into the radar visualization service.
Do you have an 'ad blocker' enabled in your browser? In some cases, these can interfere with the BYOR tool, so if you're having problems, it's worth checking.
Is your Google Sheet published? If you're using a private Sheet, do you have the rights to authenticate?
Does your Google Sheet or .csv file have the following column headers? 'name', 'ring', 'quadrant', 'isNew' and 'description'. Check the spelling and case, they are case sensitive, and check there is no whitespace before or after.
Does the 'quadrant' column contain four quadrant names? There need to be exactly four quadrants. Our radar contains the quadrants 'Tools', 'Platforms', 'Techniques' and 'Languages & frameworks', but you can rename these to anything you want, as long as there are four in total.
Check that you have consistent spelling for the data you're using in the 'ring' and 'quadrant' columns.
The service provides some basic error handling that might help you solve the problem and you may also find further clues in the console. Please feel free to send us any feedback here.
Is my data public?
If you choose to use the private sheet option, only those with permission to access that sheet will be able to see your information.
I don't want to share my radar with the tech community, can I host my own radar?
Yes, the visualization service is open source (AGPL-licensed) so you can fork our repository or download a copy and host your own radar that's private. You can find the project repository here.
How will the service develop? Will you be adding more features?
It’s currently in beta and provides just enough functionality to serve its purpose. We hope that it's useful to you and the wider tech community. If it proves popular and there's enough demand, we may introduce new features and additional services. Please tell us how you're using it and send us feedback here.
Is this open source?
Yes, ThoughtWorks is passionate about open source software and this is just one of our many open source projects. You can find the project repository here.