Andre Marcelo-Tanner09/26/2022, 1:03 AM
Hugo Pinheiro09/26/2022, 3:39 PM
Bas Vegter09/27/2022, 11:45 AM
Andre Marcelo-Tanner09/27/2022, 9:20 PM
Fabien Huitelec10/07/2022, 4:54 AM
Developers who understand how their application runs in production are better developers
Specifically this sentence:
I'm all for standardisation and speed, but not at the expense of understanding.
Apart from point 1 and 2, the rest of the article seems to be about the balance between abstractions an IdP provides and knowledge it can hide. I think the author misses the whole product approach to an IdP. And IMO, adopting a platform engineering culture does not mean abstracting everything away. ---
[...] can teams still build it and own it?
I believe one of the greatest challenge in introducing this culture is making sure to maintain a good cognitive load/knowledge balance. Making sure everyone maintains a common knowledge of what they build and operate requires deliberate practice and investment: allocated time, training, teaching and support from the platform team(s), etc. So yeah, I think it is achievable and even desirable. And I would go further by stating that it is essential when deploying a Platform engineering culture.