I’m quite interested in this space. Good developer tooling can bring in massive improvements to teams. Things like IDEs are quite critical to modern development due to the complexity in building systems, and have years of engineering and lessons learned put into them to make tasks easier, and safer.
But sometimes we forget we can build our own. Not necessarily our own IDEs, as that would be wasted effort in many domains. But maybe plugins, CLI tools, UIs for workflows, etc, that can quickly improve the developer and team experience. In an analogy with other work domains, it’d be like jigs and fixtures to get the job done right.
I like Seibel’s model, as it is simple and easy to grasp. Some science to it, too. It might be hard to prove in small orgs, but like all models “it’s not perfect, but it can be useful”.