May 27th, 2020

Coder Helps Federal Agencies Meet the Needs of the American People

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The Coder Team


“The American people expect to interact with government through digital channels such as websites, email, and mobile applications. By building digital services that meet their needs, we can make the delivery of our policy and programs more effective.” — The U.S. Digital Services Playbook

IT leaders throughout the federal government are increasingly adopting a DevSecOps approach in order to deliver applications and services at high velocity.

Coder provisions development environments on your organization’s infrastructure that can be accessed securely from any device with a browser, even in air-gapped deployments. Each development environment is created from a predefined image, eliminating installation and setup overhead.

Coder automates, powers, and secures the development environment letting your engineers focus on what’s important: analyzing data and writing code.

Leverage the Power of the Cloud Coder runs on Kubernetes and is platform and infrastructure agnostic. Run it in the cloud using AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, or other platforms. Or if your agency isn’t quite cloud-ready or policies prohibit, use your own infrastructure.

Reduce Security Risks Source code and development actions are centralized to mitigate risk. Your code and data stay where they belong, secured on the cluster or in authorized repositories — not on individuals’ laptops. Coder even works seamlessly within the most restrictive air-gapped environments, providing productivity in zero-trust environments for developers and data scientists.

Enable Remote Work A 2016 GAO study reported significant benefits to telework for federal agencies, including “improved recruitment/retention, increased productivity, and improved work/life balance.” The arrival of COVID-19 showed the importance of telework for continuity of operations plans. With Coder, your developers can work safely from wherever they are through a browser. Enable secure software development from anywhere, on any device, in any situation.

Collaborate across Agencies and Departments Coder helps enable collaboration. Users and teams are managed from the dashboard. Because environments are created from version-controlled, team-defined Docker images, it is easy to ensure that everyone on the team is using the same configurations and is up-to-date on the latest patches and fixes.

Identify Threats Coder provides extensive audit logs, allowing security reviewers to identify insider threats quickly.

Decrease Onboarding Time for Employees and Contractors Most developers spend between 2–8 hours, and sometimes more, setting up a new dev environment and they do so multiple times a year. With Coder, it takes seconds, significantly reducing onboarding time. Contractors can immediately start using the same dev environment as the rest of the team.

Support Training and Education Coder empowers training at scale. Students spend time learning how to code, not struggling to build their environments. Instructors spend time teaching, not troubleshooting students’ device configurations.

Use the Right Tools for the Job Coder provides multi-editor support allowing developers and data scientists the freedom to use the IDEs they already know and love, including VSCode, Jupyter Notebook, IntelliJ, Eclipse, and PyCharm, all accessible through the browser. It also allows for advanced integrations into GitLab, BitBucket, GitHub, and more.

Learn more about how Coder can help you deliver

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27 May 2020


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