Get the latest news, deep dives into Backstage features, and a roundup of recent open-source action.
New Year, New Roadmap
It’s that time of year where we’re all making resolutions and Backstage is no different. The official roadmap has been updated to make the short term priorities clear.
Backstage by the numbers in 2021
6 numbers which sum up Backstage in 2021
Backstage for monorepos
Plus the latest great features released... a search modal and steps towards Tech Insights.
Backstage Unconference tomorrow!
Also, work has started on Tech Insights and TechDocs is now slightly easier to set up.
Join us at the first Backstage Unconference
A look at the upcoming Backstage events for your calendar. Plus, learn about the new Prometheus plugin, Bugsnag plugin and dependency mapping plugins.
The first ever Backstage job post?
Multiple companies demo their internal Backstage deployments and we round up the PRs merged in the past few weeks.
TechDocs search is here
Backstage now supports searching TechDocs in three different search engines. Learn about the pros and cons of each.
July community contributions recap
The Backstage maintainers were on summer vacation for the month of July, but this didn't stop the contributions from flowing. 200 pull requests were merged during this holiday month.
Search V1 release & easier plugin maintenance
Backstage search reaches the v1 alpha milestone and plugin maintenance is about to get a whole lot easier.
A guide to adopting Backstage
Plus... a recap of community session 4 and a look at the new Backstage catalog UI.
Expedia Case Study
Spotify's product story
View your org chart inside Backstage
How Spotify use Backstage to form a collective knowledge graph and control cloud costs.
Code coverage plugin and growing Backstage team
Code coverage plugin, use cases for security and compliance, and both the Spotify and Roadie teams are growing.
Plugin composability update
The last pieces are in place for the new Backstage plugin composability API. All the links you need are below. We also have a technical TechDocs deep dive. Try saying that 10 times fast!
Progress made on Backstage search
Search begins its migration to the backend, read only mode and some catalog importer improvements.
Spotify story - Why OSS Backstage succeeded
Backstage was announced 1 year ago. We look at how Spotify developed the internal skills required to launch Backstage to its current heights.
Upcoming meetups and Kubernetes CRD support
Heads up on two upcoming Backstage meetups and a roundup of the latest merged pull requests.
Custom actions for the scaffolder
The latest beta of the scaffolder opens up a world of potential for templating applications. We run through an example below.
How Spotify drove Backstage adoption
A recap of the first Backstage community session and a look at some new features which dropped last week.
Next steps for the scaffolder
A look at Spotify's plans for the scaffolder in the early part of 2021.
Upcoming Backstage community meetup 👯
Make sure you don't miss the first community meetup of 2021. Also, get a preview of an upcoming Roadie feature.
Happy 1 year anniversary to Backstage 🎂
Three new plugins were launched in the last week. Plus, 3 great features have kicked off.
3 high potential internal Backstage features
So much has happened in the year since Backstage was released. Let's look forward to see what the future might have in store.
Updated roadmap for 2021
A look forward at the Backstage roadmap in H1 2021 and backwards to the merges that happened in December.
Pagerduty plugin, Org plugin and external TechDocs storage
The Pagerduty plugin, API graphs and an update to the Sentry plugin also included.
TechDocs Production Architecture
When to use various TechDocs architectures and a look at their roadmap for the next 6 months. 🛣
Easier service onboarding
Onboard your services to Backstage by using the GitHub repo importer that Roadie has developed and contributed.
The search for search is almost over
Lots of potential building up as we near year's end. The Backstage search plugin is nearly ready.
Backstage joins Kubernetes and other notable projects in adopting an open governance model. 🤝
Backstage Kubernetes Plugin
The Backstage Kubernetes plguin - What it does and how it can help you.
Backstage for websites
The fifth edition of the Roadie Backstage Weekly newsletter. Tracking website performance over time with Backstage.
The fourth edition of the Roadie Backstage Weekly newsletter. Managing cloud costs by shifting left with Backstage.
The third edition of the Roadie Backstage Weekly newsletter. Backstage has been donated to the CNCF.
Roadie Rundown 2 - New Backstage version released
The first edition of the Roadie Newsletter. The pieces are starting to come together.
Roadie Rundown 1 - Docs in Backstage
The first edition of the Roadie Newsletter. Find service documentation without NSA-level discovery skills.