Internal Developer Platforms for Platform, Ops, and DevOps Teams
DevOps, Ops, and Platform engineering teams use IDPs in many ways, including:
- Platform teams: Build, run, configure, and maintain the IDP. This IDP provides developers with self-service access to infrastructure resources.
- Ops teams: Automate tasks like deploying and managing applications and troubleshooting problems.
- DevOps teams: Bridge the gap between development and operations without the cognitive load of traditional DevOps principles. This enables continuous integration and delivery and automates testing and deployment.
Importance of separation of concerns and various interfaces (internal developer portal, service catalog, UI, API, or CLI)
Separation of concerns in software development is a design principle that manages complexity by separating a system into distinct sections, with each section being responsible for a separate concern.
In the context of IDPs, the separation of concerns ensures that different aspects of development and operations are handled independently and effectively.
IDPs can also offer multiple interfaces and access points, such as internal developer portals, service catalogs, user interfaces (UIs), application programming interfaces (APIs), and command-line interfaces (CLIs). These interfaces help to unify the developer experience by catering to the diverse needs of different teams and individuals.