Upgrade to 1.12, adoption tips from Backstage experts, Tech Insights performance improvements, GitHub syncing for manually entered entities

You’re now running on Backstage 1.12, the latest version available. We’ve put together a webinar with two Backstage adopters who share practical tips to boost your Developer Portal. We’ve added a set of improvements to Tech Insights that improve the UX. Finally, we’re now syncing manually entered entities into the GitHub tracking when applicable.

Upgrade to Backstage 1.12

Your Roadie Backstage instance is now running on the latest release, 1.12. The new version comes with new APIs and changes in the next backend system. Roadie engineers are still experimenting with the new APIs to deliver value to our customers. Stay tuned!

How do you make developers come to your Backstage instance?

Imagine a world where 100% of your developers used your Backstage instance regularly? This is a reality that Kasper Nissen has built at Lunar Bank and the road towards which Michael Pang from Relativity is on track for.

Webinar panel featuring Jorge, Kasper and Michael Don’t miss out on these practical tips to help you make the most out of Backstage for your developers. Watch the webinar here!

Tech Insights performance improvements

As the amount of data that Tech Insights grew, we realized that the performance was becoming an issue for a few customers. Over the past week, we incorporated several measurements that optimize how and when insights are collected, such that it doesn’t interrupt visitors. The work continues on our side and we hope to be shipping more optimizations

Manually added entities will be synced with GitHub

When you added an entity manually, you’d run into an edge case where the entity would return a 404 if you removed the original GitHub repo that it referenced. This is because the entities registered manually were not incorporated into the GitHub integration that keeps track of repositories.

Screenshot 2023-03-30 at 16.26.05 Now, when a user registers an entity manually, it is looped into the GitHub integration that keeps an eye on the activity of its associated repos. Thus, if you delete the repository on GitHub, that deletion will be represented on Roadie even if you had registered that entity manually.