Platform tooling to build your Internal Developer Platform #
An Internal Developer Platform (IDP) is built by a platform team to build golden paths and enable developer self-service.
According to Gartner’s latest Software Engineering Leader’s Guide to Improving Developer Experience, it is important to consider 3 key points:
- “Improve developer experience by building internal developer platforms to reduce cognitive load, developer toil and repetitive manual work.”
- “Platforms don’t enforce a specific toolset or approach – it is about making it easy for developers to build and deliver software while not abstracting away useful and differentiated capabilities of the underlying core services”
- “Platform engineering teams treat platforms as a product (used by developers) and design the platform to be consumed in a self-service manner.”
Source: A Software Engineering Leader’s Guide to Improving Developer Experience by Manjunath Bhat, Research VP, Software Engineering Practice at Gartner. ( Full report behind paywall)
In this platform tooling section we present a selection of platform tooling categories mostly used to build an IDP out of. “Platform as a Product” doesn’t mean you should start from scratch with everything but build a compelling product to serve developers needs.
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|Platform tooling to build your Internal Developer Platform|
|Infrastructure as Code|
|Infrastructure Control Planes|
|Kubernetes Control Planes|