The rise of platform engineering, an opportunity for startups

The rise of platform engineering, an opportunity for startups

The promise of increasing developer efficiency, not headcount

More than half of professional developers have CI/CD, DevOps and automated testing tools and services available at their organization, Stack Overflow’s 2022 developer survey uncovered.

However, Stack Overflow noted, only 38% of the 34,906 respondents reported having a developer portal to make it easy to find tools and services. Similarly, data observability 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 tech companies are gaining ground more broadly, but also that there is still a lot of margin for progress to improve the efficiency and work environment of developers.

“It’s kind of crazy that having CI/CD tooling in place, a DevOps function and Automated Testing are the only categories that are above 50%,” Boldstart Ventures partner Shomik Ghosh told TechCrunch. “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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