Hello everyone, I am a student currently pursuin...
# general
m
Hello everyone, I am a student currently pursuing a bachelor degree in software engineering and I am doing my capstone project at the moment. My question is, I want to use backstage provided by Spotify (specifically templates) to automate deployments of existing GitHub repositories. And since there’s not much information about that specific usage, do you think using backstage to build this makes sense?
a
I guess that this showcase will help you understand the relations from backstage to the delivery tools. https://backstack.dev/intro/#kubecon-na-2023-project-announcement-showcase

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMlR12uwMLs&t=385s

Backstage is an UI//frontend framework, not a delivery tool by itself
m
Thank you for the video! I am aware that it’s a framework to centralise the services developers use. I wanted to see if it’s possible to use its template feature to trigger a deployment pipeline provided the GitHub link, then monitor it and so on using backstage plugins. Would it make sense to use templates to trigger the deployments in this case?
a
using gitops pattern with argo it does 🙂 check the demo at 07:00 you'll see what you're looking for (i guess)
m
Thank you so much :) since I am new in the field, I think this gives me a bit of confidence to go down the road of trying to use backstage to achieve something like that. I appreciate the help really.