Backstage development slowed but didn’t stop over the holidays so there is a lot to get through in our first week back.
Four items are currently in progress:
API Stability and production readiness. Once the APIs have matured a little, Backstage plugins should require less ongoing maintenance than they currently do.
Native support for Kubernetes. A developer oriented Kubernetes experience in Backstage will make it easier to see and manage your deployed services.
Global search will introduce a standardised API for indexing and retrieval so that users can bring their own search solution to Backstage.
Scaffolder V2 will expand on the current functionality of the Scaffolder and Software Templates MVP to add composability and custom logic like webhooks and authorization. Read the RFC here. This is one of the items that frequently comes up when I do customer demos.
There is also going to be an increased level of community engagement in 2021. 🤗 I’m especially looking forward to the new monthly Backstage meetup and Backstage hackathons which are due to kick off.
The year of Backstage is upon us! 📆