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NCO Integrated Dissemination Program (IDP) Standards

The IDP Standards outline policies and technical standards that must be met in order to implement operational code in the production suite running on the Integrated Dissemination Program (IDP) and maintained by NCEP Central Operations (NCO). The coding standards and best practices presented have been established to enable operational stability, efficient troubleshooting and improved environmental equivalence.

IDP Technical Application Standards

Implementation Standards version 1.7.0

Release Date: Aug 2, 2023
  • Updated infrastructure standards
  • Updated requirements for initial onboarding
  • Added security requirements for software packages

Version 1.7.0

Implementation Standards version 1.6.0

Release Date: Aug 31, 2022
  • Added web analytics and cloud standards
  • Deprecated support for RHEL 7
  • Added security requirements for software updates

Version 1.6.0

Implementation Standards version 1.4.0

Release Date: Sep 22, 2021
  • Added delivery instructions for development organizations
  • Added systems logging guidance
  • Updated testing section

Version 1.4.0

IDP Application Onboarding Guidelines

Application Onboarding Guidelines 8.1.0

Release Date: May 27, 2022
  • Updated to include Engineering Review directive
  • Minor updates to code handoff and testing sections

Version 8.1

Application Onboarding Guidelines 8.0.0

Release Date: July 31, 2019
  • Initial public release of document

Version 8.0

Page last modified: 02 August 2023.