Backstage Weekly 44 - 1.3.0's new featuresBy David Tuite • June 15th, 2022
Backstage 1.3.0 is out! Let’s take a look at a few new features included in the release.
Scaffolder dry-runs and template editor
Rugvip championed a very convenient feature that allows you to try out templates on the Scaffolder backend—synchronously and without streaming logs or any other side-effects. As a result, you’ll get a frontend where you can inspect the directory contents, log, and outputs of your template’s execution.
Additionally, there’s now a Template Editor where you can edit and try out templates thanks to the dry-run feature.
This feature is available in
v1.3.0 Learn more about this upcoming feature in its pull request.
Scaffolder Owned Tasks
Thanks to angeliski, you’ll have the ability to view the template tasks that you own versus all of the available template tasks.
This feature is available in v1.3.0. Learn more in the PR.
New plugin: Hashicorp Vault
ivangonzalezacuna released the long-sought—since 2020!—Hashicorp Vault plugin for Backstage this week! You can now show a list of secrets’ URLs associated with a namespace directly into Backstage. There’s also a handy link to manage each secrete in Vault’s UI.
This plugin is Open Source and available for everyone to install. Read more about the plugin.
And there’s more!
TypeScript 4.7, expiring Backend Tokens, Discovery providers, more plugins and security fixes. Read all about the new release on the official blog post.