How can you create a Heroku-like developer experience for any Internal Developer Platform (IDP)?
Ten years ago, Heroku left a lasting impression on early practitioners of the DevOps movement with the introduction of push-to-deploy, self-service provisioning, ephemeral environments, integrated secret management, and environment promotion. Many IDPs lack these features today, while Heroku made these features available via the browser and a CLI.
As the cloud native ecosystem matures, the dream of a Heroku-like developer experience (DevEx) becomes a reality. Two communities—platform engineering and Backstage—are at the forefront of bringing Heroku-like DevEx to their platforms. Taras Mankovski is a Backstage contributor and an active platform engineering community participant.
In this presentation, Taras will share what these communities are learning about the architecture and developer workflows that make the Heroku-like DevEx a reality. This talk will cover the architecture and the role of Backstage, Platform APIs, and Platform Orchestrators in creating an empowering DevEx on IDPs.