Hi y’all! This week’s newsletter highlights the new Backstage Support VSCode extension and brings spoilers of what Backstage 1.4 has in store for us: highlighting in the search page and advanced filters for orphan entities or with errors.
Intility released a VSCode extension that supports Backstage manifests and includes snippets for common Catalog kinds. It’s available in the Visual Studio Marketplace—and it’s really handy—install it now!
Self-hosted Backstage teams can spend significant time upgrading, every month. Let Roadie manage upgrades so you can focus on delivering value to your developers. Give Roadie a try for free.
awanlin championed a UX improvement in the search page that highlights the terms related to your keyword. Exciting! This feature will be released as part of Backstage 1.4, in the mean time check out the PR and keep an eye on the pre-releases if you need it earlier.
Another hit merged by awanlin last week is an advanced filter in the Catalog page that let’s you find orphan entities or entities with an error. This feature will be released soon but you can check out the PR if you want to learn more.
Before wrapping up, I want to welcome Coamo, the latest adopter!