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  • The 2024 Web Hosting Report
    37 projects | | 20 Feb 2024
    It’s also well understood that having a k8s cluster is not enough to make developers able to host their services - you need a devops team to work with them, using tools like delivery pipelines, Helm, kustomize, infra as code, service mesh, ingress, secrets management, key management - the list goes on! Developer Portals like Backstage, Port and Cortex have started to emerge to help manage some of this complexity.
  • Ask HN: How do you organize software documentation at work?
    4 projects | | 14 Feb 2024
    We use Confluence and markdown files in GitHub. I think we are moving a lot of our docs to Backstage [0] soon.

    One process that ends up being really valuable for documentation purposes is our "Architecture Review Documents". This is a standard document that team leads fill out before starting work on a new Saga/Epic/Feature/whatever. It includes the scope and business value of a new feature or large block of work, high level technical architecture of implementation, the impact on existing database schemas and service APIs, etc. This document is presented in a meeting with technical leadership in our organization who deep dive on the topic and explore potential pitfalls in the plan.

    The document and recording of that meeting live on forever, and this information is very useful when getting acquainted with a certain part of our product/codebase. You are able to read and hear clearly the intention of a certain service or module, and you can identify several relevant points of contact to ask questions to.


  • Tools used by the top 1% of Platform Engineers and their Commercial Open Source Alternatives
    3 projects | | 12 Jan 2024
    Check the Backstage repo on GitHub
  • 10 open source tools that platform, SRE and DevOps engineers should consider in 2024.
    5 projects | | 4 Jan 2024
    Backstage - An open platform for building developer portals. [Internal Developer Portal]
  • Champion Building - How to successfully adopt a developer tool
    3 projects | | 11 Dec 2023
    So you've just bought a new platform tool? Maybe it's Hashicorp Vault? Snyk? Backstage? You’re excited about all of the developer experience, security and other benefits you're about to unleash on your company—right? But wait…
  • Terraform Self-Service platform / Internal Developer Platform solutions
    2 projects | /r/devops | 28 Nov 2023
  • Event-Driven Architecture 101
    3 projects | | 25 Sep 2023
    For example, without investment, visibility into system behavior as a whole can be much more difficult in an event-driven system. Investing in something like Open Telemetry and a service catalog is a good idea.  Getting started with these things are relatively simple, but if you want to store your traces somewhere that are searchable, you are going to have to either pay for a SaaS tool that ingests them or you are going to have to run and maintain an open source tool capable of this such as Jaeger. For service cataloging, Backstage is becoming a very popular option.   Depending on the capabilities and the capacity of your engineering team, this might be a good option and many companies do have platform teams that provide tooling such as this. With the average salary of a platform Engineer being ~$144k, companies should think carefully on whether the benefits of an EDA are going to outweigh the cost. We will dig deeper into this in part 2 and 3 of the series.
  • Tips and tricks for Backstage Software Templates
    4 projects | | 9 Aug 2023
    I'm a big fan of Backstage.
  • Happy and Productive Engineers with Backstage
    2 projects | | 28 Jun 2023
    There are already a number of vendors providing IDP solutions, but we know that our industry is mainly fueled by community efforts. It's no different with IDPs - there's a great OSS project that has become the de-facto industry standard for creating a portal! I'm talking about Backstage - the framework for building delivery (developer) portals. It was created at Spotify to improve the collaboration inside the engineering department and then open-sourced - so now we all can benefit from it!
  • Ask HN: What open-source projects are you currently contributing to and why?
    10 projects | | 16 Jun 2023
    Backstage - - because I wanted to learn few new things and this functionality might actually be useful for me.
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