Giulia Guizzardi

02/22/2023, 12:00 PM
InfoQ just released a whole eMag on Platform Engineering, with insights into: • Platform Engineering 101: What you need to know about this hot new trend - Platform engineering is a current hot topic with a rapidly growing tooling ecosystem and landscape. This article reviews many of the important trends in platform engineering. • Step One to Successfully Building Your Platform: Building it Together - You may feel that investing in an internal platform is a win, but the business may need more convincing. This article covers how to frame your case in a way that the business can understand and support. • The Challenge of Cognitive Load in Platform Engineering: a Discussion with Paula Kennedy - In a recent article, Paula Kennedy shared her thoughts on the ever-increasing cognitive load being saddled onto development teams. Although platform engineering is touted as a solution to this challenge, a poorly designed platform will increase the cognitive burden on developers utilizing it. We must also be careful that we are not just transferring that cognitive load onto the platform teams. • Hard-Won Lessons from the Trenches: Failure Modes of Platform Engineering — And How to Avoid Them - Platform Engineering is a hot topic with many orgs hoping to reap the benefits. However, it is easy to go astray. This article reviews the common pitfalls of building a platform and how to avoid them. • Platform Engineering Needs a Prescriptive Roadmap: a Conversation with Nigel Kersten - Nigel Kersten feels that it is time for a prescriptive roadmap for how to adopt and implement platform engineering. A lack of definition for DevOps enabled early adopters but didn't allow late-majority enterprises to be successful in their adoption of DevOps. The platform engineering community is in danger of repeating this mistake.

Kuldeep T

02/22/2023, 3:36 PM
Great stuff!

Nathan Hruby

02/22/2023, 4:38 PM
This is great packaging and I think the Roadmap chat is absolutely needed, thank you!

Themis Baltzakis

02/23/2023, 4:22 AM
Good eford 👍!