Joshua Wood

Joshua Wood is a Principal Developer Advocate at Red Hat. Co-author of Kubernetes Operators (O’Reilly, 2020) and OpenShift for Developers, 2nd Edition (O’Reilly, 2021), he was formerly responsible for documentation at CoreOS. Wood has worked in roles from sysadmin to CTO to build utility computing with open source software. He likes fast cars, slow boats, and short autobiographies.

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Backstage Software Templates: Scaffolding for cloud-native development
Ryan Jarvinen, Joshua Wood

Every team and every project evolves a tailored development environment. This collection of tools, services, and configurations is usually maintained by convention and transmitted (you hope) by osmosis. It often sprawls across each programmer’s laptop—and when details don’t match, problems happen.

Backstage Software Templates provide a consistent way for teams to enable self-service delivery of cloud native software components. Templates ease onboarding and daily development work by establishing the tools, services, documentation, and best practices as “golden paths” for users to navigate.

Attendees will learn how to use CNCF products and technologies together to construct flexible foundations for cloud-native development using Templates, and will review common workflows for delivering and updating these offerings via the Backstage Software Catalog.

Enable your team with the tools and components to get to work immediately with Software Templates for Backstage.