Developer portals: what developers want and what platform people should do about it

A live coding session with Kostis Kapelonis offers a deep dive into the basic requirements to set up an internal developer platform and portal.

Using an internal developer portal is a great first step for offering self-service capabilities to your developers. However, adopting the portal is only half of the story.

You also need to provide all the machinery that will help developers get the results they expect when they use the portal for creating new services, new applications or even new infrastructure.

One of the most common mistakes when adopting a developer portal is exposing too much information to developers for things they do not care about or do not understand. Forcing them also to click too many buttons for creating resources is an important issue, as it goes against the spirit of adopting a developer platform in the first place.

In this webinar we will see a real example of developer onboarding and more specifically how to create a brand new application/microservice.

We will see both sides of the coin - what developers expect and what operators must provide. We will demonstrate multiple tools (terraform, Codefresh) and see how all of them can be abstracted away behind Port's internal developer portal.

Have you ever measured how much time a developer needs in your team when a new microservice is created? We will provide everything needed in 5 minutes.

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    Kostis Kapelonis

    Senior Developer Advocate


    Kostis is a software engineer/technical-writer dual class character. He lives and breathes automation, good testing practices and stress-free deployments with GitOps. He is currently working at Codefresh, the enterprise software delivery platform powered by Argo.

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    Mor Paz

    Solution Architect


    Mor is a solution architect at Port (getport.io), an internal developer platform company. Prior to working at Port, Mor was DevOps team lead in the Intelligence unit 8200 at the IDF, in charge of the definition and implementation of an internal developer portal for thousands of developers. Before joining Port, Mor was a DevOps engineer and backend developer for Komit and MeMed, where he was responsible for architecting and developing cloud native services and infrastructure.