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Oct 2022
Adopt ? We feel strongly that the industry should be adopting these items. We use them when appropriate on our projects.

In an increasingly digital world, improving developer effectiveness in large organizations is often a core concern of senior leaders. We've seen enough value with developer portals in general and Backstage in particular that we're happy to recommend it in Adopt. Backstage is an open-source developer portal platform created by Spotify that improves discovery of software assets across the organization. It uses Markdown TechDocs that live alongside the code for each service, which nicely balances the needs of centralized discovery with the need for distributed ownership of assets. Backstage supports software templates to accelerate new development and a plugin architecture that allows for extensibility and adaptability into an organization's infrastructure ecosystem. Backstage Service Catalog uses YAML files to track ownership and metadata for all the software in an organization's ecosystem; it even lets you track third-party SaaS software, which usually requires tracking ownership.

Oct 2021
Trial ? Worth pursuing. It is important to understand how to build up this capability. Enterprises should try this technology on a project that can handle the risk.

As the focus on improving the developer experience and efficiency increases across organizations, we're seeing Backstage rise in popularity, alongside the adoption of developer portals. These organizations are looking to support and streamline their development environments. As the number of tools and technologies increases, some form of standardization is becoming increasingly important for consistency so that developers can focus on innovation and product development instead of getting bogged down with reinventing the wheel. Backstage is an open-source developer portal platform created by Spotify. It's based on software templates, unifying infrastructure tooling and consistent and centralized technical documentation. The plugin architecture allows for extensibility and adaptability into an organization's infrastructure ecosystem. We'll be watching the new Backstage Service Catalog, currently in alpha, which keeps track of ownership and metadata for all the software in an organization's ecosystem.

Apr 2021
Trial ? Worth pursuing. It is important to understand how to build up this capability. Enterprises should try this technology on a project that can handle the risk.

We continue to see interest in and use of Backstage grow, alongside the adoption of developer portals, as organizations look to support and streamline their development environments. As the number of tools and technologies increases, some form of standardization is becoming increasingly important for consistency so that developers are able to focus on innovation and product development instead of getting bogged down with reinventing the wheel. Backstage is an open-source developer portal platform created by Spotify, it's based upon software templates, unifying infrastructure tooling and consistent and centralized technical documentation. The plugin architecture allows for extensibility and adaptability into an organization’s infrastructure ecosystem.

Oct 2020
Assess ? Worth exploring with the goal of understanding how it will affect your enterprise.

Organizations are looking to support and streamline development environments through developer portals or platforms. As the number of tools and technologies increases, some form of standardization is becoming increasingly important for consistency so that developers are able to focus on innovation and product development instead of getting bogged down with reinventing the wheel. A centralized developer portal can offer easy discoverability of services and best practices. Backstage is an open-source platform for creating developer portals by Spotify. It is based upon software templates, unifying infrastructure tooling and consistent and centralized technical documentation. Its plugin architecture allows for extensibility and adaptability into an organization’s infrastructure ecosystem.

Veröffentlicht : Oct 28, 2020

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