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Platform Engineering Weekly #4: How To Become a Platform Engineer

Hello there 👋🏼 I am Romaric, your host for this weekly newsletter. The goal? Sharing with you the best content around Platform Engineering.

"Platform engineering is the discipline of building tooling and infrastructure that enables engineering teams to be self-sufficient while working faster and more efficiently." - Jon Stevens @ Weave

I can't tell you how excited I am to grow the Platform Engineering community — having in-depth discussions about DevOps and how to help developers to be more autonomous and productive.

Enjoy this week's notable articles.


Platform Engineering

Platform Engineering: Explained, Benefits, and How to Get Started?
Organizations are embracing platform engineering because it helps development teams deliver software releases much faster. Platform engineers improve and automate the overall workflow starting from code to the final delivery. In this article, we will try to answer all your questions regarding platfo…
How GE burned $7B on their platform (and how to avoid doing the same)
What happens when a leader in its field delves into platform engineering – and fails? Steve Pereira explains how to avoid GE’s $7B mistake.
Lessons learned from 100s of Infrastructure as Code (IaC) setups | Sören Martius
Is your Terraform-powered IaC strategy ready to scale? Sören Martius explains what to do – and what to avoid.
What is a DevOps platform engineer?
A bleeding-edge role, DevOps platform engineers fill the space between hardware and software.


Is DevOps Dead? I Don’t Think So!
Rumors of DevOps’ demise have been greatly exaggerated. As platform engineering and other frameworks evolve, DevOps evolves with it.
Why We Don’t Need a DevOps Team
Recently we retired the word DevOps, both as a team name and a job title at SEEK. We realised that having a DevOps team made no sense to us…

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