Is it Possible to Prod (Manage) Developers into Feeling Happier?

    Despite appearances to the contrary, developers are on balance a happy bunch. But only just.

    WTF is Istio?

    My last post asked WTF is a Service Mesh?. Now we’re familiar with the overall concept, in this article I’m going to take a dive into the most popular Mesh, Istio. This will be more practical and deta...

    How to Design an Internal Developer Platform

    WTF is an IDP?

    #A11y: Accessibility Is Part of the Developer Experience

    The tech industry works hard to break away from monolithic architecture. Yet, we’ve neglected to move away from the idea of the monolithic developer experience.

    Who Should Write the Terraform?

    Working in Cloud Native consulting, I’m often asked about who should do various bits of ‘the platform work’.

    WTF is Developer Experience and Why Does it Matter?

    As an old Java developer, one of the tools that made the biggest difference to me in terms of my day-to-day productivity was something called JRebel. Introduced in 2007, JRebel was an IDE plugin that ...

    How Developer Experience Portal “Backstage” Solved Spotify’s Complexity Problem

    Typically, a Developer Experience (DevEx) practice starts with an individual developer building a tool they find useful in their day-to-day work, and then sharing it with colleagues. As the number of ...

    How Monzo’s Opinionated Platform and Tools Support their Developer Experience

    An interesting aspect of a good Developer Experience (DevEx) is that as more and more features are added to a given language, platform, or tool, it becomes harder and harder to maintain. The ubiquity ...

    WTF is a Service Mesh?

    WTF is a Service Mesh? A Service Mesh is a system that carries the requests and responses that microservices send each other. This traffic ultimately travels from Pod to Pod the same way it always has...