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Developer Portals Made Easy: Learn Backstage to Gain Control of Your Development Ecosystem

October 25, 2022November 2nd, 2022Announcements

Backstage is a new open source platform for building developer portals, developed in-house at Spotify and donated to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation for incubation. In a nutshell, Backstage unifies all your infrastructure tooling, services, and documentation to create a streamlined development environment from end to end. Developer portals like Backstage can help teams reduce tech fragmentation, knowledge silos, and lack of ownership while promoting creativity and autonomy. 

Our new course, Introduction to Backstage: Developer Portals Made Easy (LFS142x), is designed for DevOps engineers and professionals interested in or working in Developer Productivity or Developer Experience teams. 

The course starts with a discussion on developer portals, arguing in favor of implementing one in your organization. It then goes on to discuss Backstage, the leading open source framework for creating developer portals, covering the architecture and features (Catalog, Scaffolder, TechDocs, and Plugins). The curriculum then goes over running Backstage both locally and in production and helps you map your organization’s needs to what Backstage has to offer. Last but not least, you will learn how you can get involved and contribute to the Backstage project.

This online, self-paced course features hands-on labs & assignments, and discussion forums to help you in your learning. While the course is free and accessible for ten weeks after registration, you may also opt to pay for a certificate of completion.

The course author, Jorge Lainfiesta, is a Technical Marketing Manager at roadie.io. Lainfiesta has a background in software engineering (PayPal) and digital communication (UCLA). He’s been working around Backstage since it was open sourced by Spotify and co-hosts community initiatives like the Backstage Users Unconference. 

Register today and get started learning Backstage for a more streamlined development ecosystem. 

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