Backstage Weekly 58 - Scaffolder custom functions and links in your templates
Recently, I’ve noticed a general uptick in the Scaffolder’s usage both at Roadie and other adopters. This week, I highlight two new contributions to the Scaffolder: the ability to define custom functions for your templates and adding links to them. Both of these will prove handy for everyone using software templates!
Backstage Weekly 57 - Backstage 1.6, entities playlists, Azure resources
The new version of Backstage is out and brings exciting new features and a security fix in the Scaffolder. You can now create collections of entities with the Playlist plugin. There’s also a new Azure plugin and an interesting case study about SoundCloud’s adoption journey.
Backstage Weekly 56 - Filter GitHub repos, entity validation, OSS Summit
This week features contributions from the community in the Catalog to mitigate the rate-limits problem by filtering repositories, and an entity validator in the Catalog Client. If you are attending OSS Summit Europe this week, don’t miss out on Backstage at the event.
Backstage Weekly 55 - Backstage Security audit, upcoming events, paginated Pull Requests hub
The CNCF sponsored a security audit of the framework, and its results are out! This week, the third Backstage Users Unconference will take place virtually, and BackstageCon Detroit agenda is confirmed! The contribution highlight of the week is the ability to show more than 10 PRs in the Pull Requests Hub plugin.
Backstage Weekly 54 - Upcoming BackstageCon agenda and CFP results
This week's newsletter spotlights a recent cleaning up we’ve noticed in Backstage, invites you to tune in on Wednesday for BackstageCon schedule announcement, and invites you to the Backstage Users Unconference next week.
Backstage Weekly 52 - community milestone, new Github issues plugin
This week’s newsletter features a new plugin for Github issues, a new guide for customizing icons in your instance, and a milestone for converting discovery processors into entity providers.
Backstage Weekly 51 - improved Tech Docs for monorepos, multiple SonarQube instances
This week’s newsletter highlights contributions to simplifying setting up documentation for monorepos and to configure multiple SonarQube instances. We also share a 20% discount on KubeCon on-site tickets.
Backstage Weekly 48 - Upcoming Backstage backend APIs, EKS Clusters in the Catalog
This week’s newsletter introduces the state of Backstage’s Backend system evolution regarding plugins, announces a new way of ingesting infrastructure into the Catalog, and shares Roadie’s new security certification.
Backstage Weekly 47 - Backstage in VSCode, search highlights, advanced filtering
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.
Backstage Weekly 46 - OpenAPI $ref, node support, new plugins
This week’s newsletter features the latest developments on the support for OpenAPI $ref in the Catalog, the recently added node support policy, two new integration plugins, and Backstage’s vacation schedule.
Backstage Weekly 45 - gRPC improvements
Backstage keeps evolving to support a wider array of teams. This week, we’ve seen two exciting new features for those using gRPC—the modern open source high performance Remote Procedure Call framework—: support for API Docs and a live playground. Before we get there, let me celebrate how fast Backstage is growing!