# general


08/31/2022, 10:02 AM
I have a question. I am a devops engineer for a few years at my org and I setup GitHub Actions to call an internal Argo Workflows REST API to execute a bunch of flows I pre-built. These flows execute npm/docker builds, and kubectl or aws-ecs cli commands. I replaced our Jenkins server with this setup. Is this considered an IDP? Even if it's very crude. I've been reading posts on, and trying to understand what is platform engineering exactly and if it might be needed or "nice-to-have" in non-elite orgs. Tools like Qovery and Flightcontrol offer good UIs, but I feel an average dev can still get it done through a CLI.

Romaric Philogène

08/31/2022, 12:18 PM
Hi @Artem 👋 I would say that the concept of IDP is to provide a platform that makes your developers more autonomous in their day to day work without relying too much on the ops/devops efforts. The developers are autonomous to deploy complete applications, while ops keep the control of the infrastructure and what’s going on under the hood. In your case, I would say that it is just the ops side of an internal platform. You would need to consider the developer side - providing an interface (UI / CLI or whatever) that makes your developers able to deploy and manage their apps on their own. ps: thanks for considering Qovery - it’s maybe something that could fit your need (we have a GitHub Actions integration) 🙂