Software developers understand that good code is the key to scaling. For years, software developers have built a system of best practices to ensure that their code is readable, organized, modular, version-controlled, well-tested, and it doesn’t repeat itself.
While software development has progressed, analytics has remained stagnant. As their companies grow, analysts are stuck using the same tools to serve data to 50 people as they do with 500.
Looker has been focused on evolving SQL into a much more flexible, reusable abstraction - LookML - the key first step in moving analysts toward a better way of working. Newly released Looker 6 takes us further than ever in bringing good coding practices to analysts of all stripes.