This week I clarify the difference between an Inte...
# general
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This week I clarify the difference between an Internal Developer Platform and an Internal Developer Portal. There is still some confusion between both - so it’s important to make sure we all talk the same language. https://open.substack.com/pub/romaricphilogene/p/platform-engineering-7-internal-developer
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nice simple visual, we plan to take a similar approach as we make progress on our idp design. thanks for sharing.
r
Simple is better 😄
s
👍
c
And another new item: Internal Developer Community 😺
r
I don’t think there is a need for an Internal Developer Community (neither Portal). It perfectly fit the Platform Engineering movement :D
c
Internal developers just need plarform with good experience and don't care if there is portal or community or other things 🙂 , while platform provider hope to connect platform users(internal developers) by portal or community .
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@Romaric Philogène A UX (well reader experience) comment you might want to adopt. Since both terms are very similar and start with the same 2 words and the same letter in the 3rd and since people's (my) 🧠 are lazy unless reading very mindfully they will be read the same thing amd may find it confusing to differentiate between
Internal Developer Platform
and
Internal Developer Portal
. I suggest consistent color coding of the two terms in the post or highlighting the last word in each term (e.g. with bold fonts). This wakes the brain up a bit and makes it easier to be aware there is a difference.
r
Thanks @Oshrat Nir for your feedback 🙏