The emergence of platform engineering, an opportunity for start-ups • ExamPaper

The promise to increase developer efficiency, not the workforce

More than half of professional developers have CI/CD, DevOps, and automated testing tools and services available in their organization, according to the 2022 Stack Overflow developer survey.

However, Stack Overflow noted that only 38% of the 34,906 respondents reported having a developer portal to make it easy to find tools and services. Similarly, data observation tools are only available to a minority of developers.

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These findings show that best practices that have become the norm at startups and technology companies are gaining wider traction, but also that there is still a lot of room for progress to improve developer efficiency and working environment.

“It’s kind of crazy that having CI/CD tooling, a DevOps feature, and automated testing are the only categories that get above 50%,” Boldstart Ventures partner Shomik Ghosh told ExamPaper. “That means [that] for what is considered table stakes at most startups and tech companies, more than half of developers (presumably in other industries) still don’t have these core building blocks in place.

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