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Humanitec Newsletter

Keep up to date with DevOps industry news and the latest from Humanitec. You receive our newsletter about Developer Experience & Developer Productivity bi-weekly.

Previous Newsletters

May 27, 2021

The 2020s are about simplification. We’ll all be cloud-native, time to figure this one out. Yes, there will be a bunch of serverless flavors coming in, we’ll treat those functions as nano-services, quite similar to micro-services from a tooling perspective. There will be more “low-code”, but I tend to think things are consolidating...

May 6, 2021

Personally, a never-ending source of energy are all the people reaching out to us that love our product, that love Internal Developer Platforms. I had a great chat with Aaron Erickson, who built the developer platform over at Salesforce. It was cool to share our mutual “irrational excitement” that I observe as a typical pattern in those that have experienced teams with well set up IDPs. You simply know that it’s worth fighting for and making that stuff available to all other teams...

Apr 21, 2021

If you do not act on your DevOps setup, your DevOps setup will act on you. Markus Schünemann, a clever chap, realized that when Lano started to grow like hell. Thankfully he did so early enough. As you surpass 15 developers, things usually get complex and ugly quite fast. Your toolchain gets more complex and your team ends up needing 11 different tools to keep an app up and running...

Apr 8, 2021

Lockdown, there will be no lockdown, bam, bam... Just a little rap song my 3-year old son keeps singing. I thought it helps keep the head high. If you are thinking about leveling up your engineering team’s productivity, chances are you are considering building an internal platform team. If not, well you should. I am a huge fan of internal platform teams. I believe they are the key to high-performing organizations, they unlock true DevOps and make working in your app development teams truly enjoyable...

Mar 10, 2021

“Let’s be more lean so we can ship faster, can you do that for me”? That’s what a manager told a platform engineer I had the pleasure of speaking with yesterday. She loved it. We’re often confronted with impossible expectations from managers and developers alike. Internal tooling can play a vital role in meeting those - if done well. If not however, it can have disastrous outcomes...

Mar 2, 2021

I’m super excited about entering into a tech-alliance with Aiven. Ever since I first spoke to Oskari, Aiven’s CEO, I was intrigued by how complementary our offerings are: Humanitec on the application layer and Aiven on the database layer. Our technical alliance provides an entirely new degree of never-before-seen Developer Experience...

Feb 24, 2021

Scaling your team alongside Kubernetes is intense. Everything is all over the place. You have to get application configuration management right. You have to make a decision about using Helm, Kustomize, or an Internal Developer Platform? Not to mention resource provisioning, IaaC, permissions management, and environment management. We’ve recently had a great webinar on the topic of “how to scale your team alongside Kubernetes” and jotted down the key learnings from our discussion in this article...

Feb 10, 2021

“Our setup is very mature”. I hear that all the time. Great! But what’s that supposed to mean? Is a setup mature if it is cloud-native? If most of your developers are ok with updating the values-section in YAML scripts? If some of your colleagues are using IaaC? I sometimes have the feeling that teams confuse complexity with maturity. You’re not mature if you’re complex. Not true for your personality, neither for your DevOps setup...

Jan 27, 2021

I love chatting with teams to understand how they are thinking about optimizing their DevOps setup. I make sure I have at least one conversation with a DevOps team a day. Especially as teams mature, grow or transform, they’re often not sure on how to best professionalize their setup...

Jan 13, 2021

Over this last week, there’s been a lot of talk around freedom of thought and expression. This actually sparked an interesting (and very much less political) conversation within our team around DevOps standards and engineers’ freedom...

Dec 23, 2020

The year is coming to an end. It’s already boring to say it but it has been quite a ride. The show goes on and apart from all its complexities for us it also was the year during which our category started trending: Internal Developer Platforms (IDPs) are being talked about everywhere...

Nov 30, 2020

This volume is about an interview with Jason Warner, the CTO of Github. We talked about why they built their own Internal Developer Platform, why you need one too and why this is a new category of tools that had to evolve.

Nov 6, 2020

A Kubernetes themed Halloween newsletter with some golden nuggets on the topic around the magical intranet.

Oct 22, 2020

This volume of our newsletter is about lock-in, how to avoid it, and a great interview Jan Löffler on how and why they built an Internal Developer Platform (IDP) at Zalando.

Oct 7, 2020

The 5th volume of our newsletter deals with a very serious question: GKE, EKS, or AKS? People get religious about it...

Sep 23, 2020

This special edition is about Humanitec's partnership with Nuaware! The partnership will support our growth in the EU, and help us create a whole range of new educational material around K8s and Developer Experience. We’re really excited about this one.

Sep 10, 2020

After a short summer break, we are back with the Developer Productivity & Experience Newsletter with a piece about the downsides of GitOps by Ádám Sándor, Cloud Native Architect at Container Solutions and some interesting news about our partnership with CircleCI.

Jul 16, 2020

In the 2nd volume of our newsletter, you find interesting industry insights about Jenkins and some cool content from us like the 1st Developer Experience Roundtable with Erik Muttersbach and Nigel Simpson.

Jun 24, 2020

In this first volume of our newsletter, we detail topics like the future of Kubernetes, the image registry Harbor, InfraApp, and environment management in Kubernetes. Happy reading!