Lots and lots of tools this week, with API and observability platforms and new infrastructure as code tooling. Plus posts on tools facilitating collaboration, developer (team) productivity and LLMs for ops teams.
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A good post looking at why measuring team productivity, rather than individual developer productivity, is more useful and can avoid unintended consequences of resulting incentives.
An interesting discussion, asking whether the improved infrastructure management tools have really led to better collaboration. Touches on digital twins and model-driven development approaches.
There are lots of opportunities to use LLMs to improve operations. This video covers several real-world examples and has some good ideas to integrate into your workflows.
Networking is still sometimes treated separately when it comes to devops initiatives. Lots of good talks then on changing that at the NetDevOps Days event in New York coming up on October 26th.
OpenTofu is the much discussed open source fork of Terraform, created in response to the Terraform licence changes. The last week has seen the first alpha releases become available.
Terramate is a tool for writing and maintaining infrastructure as code, making use of code generation and higher-level orchestration. Focused on Terraform today but intended to be generic.
Unkey is an open source API management platform, focused on flexible key management facilitating rate limiting, API analytics, time-limited access and more.
Hopscotch is another open source API management platform, focused more on the local developer experience. A rich GUI app, along with proxy and CLI tools.
SigNoz is an open source observability platform, providing APM, logs, metrics, exceptions, alerts, and dashboards powered by a powerful query builder.