Platformless allows enterprise developers to streamline their development process and focus on building apps that deliver value to users. This doesn’t mean platforms won’t exist. It just means that the complexities of a platform don’t need to be handled by application developers, shifting their focus towards what truly matters — building digital experiences that provide value to customers.
The suffix "-less" in tech signifies a shift towards increased simplicity and a more user-centric design approach. For example, serverless doesn’t mean that there is no server but rather that there’s such a clear boundary between the developer and the provider that the developer no longer needs to know about the infrastructure behind the service.Read the Platformless Manifesto
Platforms are incredibly powerful and allow organizations to deploy applications at scale and speed. However, building and maintaining these platforms pose challenges such as:
Platformless doesn't mean the absence of a platform. Instead, it refers to creating a boundary that hides the complexity of platforms, allowing developers to focus on coding, building, and deploying without managing the platform itself.Read the Platformless Manifesto
Network services are the fundamental building blocks of all modern software.
Runtime infrastructure for building and running secure, scalable cloud native distributed systems.
Internal developer platforms with DevOps and SRE capabilities to unleash developers.
Passionate developers shift focus from platforms to applications.
Reduces financial overhead: You can eliminate the substantial investment needed for platform development and upkeep, enabling a more financially stable model and better allocation of people across the organization.
While software delivery and runtime platforms have significantly impacted enterprise applications, platformless aims to simplify these systems further, retaining and improving the experience for everyone involved in building, deploying, and running enterprise applications.
So how do you go platformless? You have two choices: start using a software-as-a-service offering that provides a platformless experience like Choreo, or build your own platformless experience using various building blocks or using an open platform for building platforms like Backstage.
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