What Does Platform Engineering Mean?

Platform engineering is a newer way of doing DevOps that uses centralized tools and data to put developers at the center of the action, says Matthew Tyson.

“Platform engineering is the field of software engineering focused on providing centralized tools and support to manage the complexity of development life cycles. It’s an emerging concept, so the definition is somewhat amorphous and subject to change,” Tyson notes. 

This article looks at the changing role of the developer, the rise of developer portals, and other aspects of a platform engineering approach, which “envisions the developer's role crossing over the entire life cycle.” 

Read more at InfoWorld.

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