Backstage 101

Backstage 101

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🔐Dive Deep into the World of Developer Portals with Backstage 101!

Embarking on a journey to streamline your software development processes? Look no further! Our latest course, “Backstage 101,” is your all-access pass to mastering Spotify’s open-source developer portal, Backstage. With a focus on practical, hands-on learning, this course is your roadmap to becoming a Backstage maestro, optimizing your dev environment like never before.

💡 What You’ll Gain!

Prepare to transform your dev toolkit for less than the cost of a single consulting session. This course is packed with in-depth insights, hands-on labs, and best practices in Backstage. Imagine having a personal guide, showing you the ropes, helping you to efficiently manage microservices, software catalogs, and documentation—all at a fraction of the cost!

🚀 Elevate Your Platform Engineering Skills with Backstage

Welcome, future Backstage superstar! Backstage isn’t just another tool; it’s a powerhouse for improving efficiency and collaboration in your tech stacks. In this course, you’ll discover how to:

  • Seamlessly navigate and utilize the Software Catalog for better resource management.
  • Create custom Software Templates to automate and standardize your development workflows.
  • Leverage the Kubernetes feature to monitor and manage your clusters within Backstage.
  • Utilize TechDocs for integrated, easy-to-navigate technical documentation.
  • Dive into Plugins to extend Backstage’s functionality tailored to your needs.
  • Implement Authentication to secure your Backstage portal.

This course isn’t just about learning; it’s about mastering the art of simplifying and enhancing your development operations with Backstage.

💼 Course Features

  • Comprehensive insights into Backstage and its impact on dev ops.
  • 4 hours of high-quality video content.
  • Interactive diagrams and hands-on labs for an immersive learning experience.
  • Clear, concise English captions for all.
  • An active community for peer learning, support, and networking.
  • Unlimited access to all course resources and code examples.

🧐 Prerequisites

  • A keen interest in DevOps and Platform Engineering with an open mind ready to learn.
  • Basic understanding of containerization and Kubernetes.
  • Familiarity with YAML and software development principles.
  • Free GitHub account for hands-on practice.

🎯 Who Will Benefit

  • Developers and Platform Engineering professionals eager to streamline their development processes.
  • Teams looking to adopt Backstage for enhanced software management and collaboration.
  • Anyone interested in learning about modern developer portals and their benefits.

🎖 By the End of This Course

You’ll boast a solid foundation in Backstage, equipped with the know-how to implement and customize your own developer portal. You’ll be ready to streamline your development processes, enhance collaboration across teams, and significantly improve your project’s efficiency and scalability.

Course Outline

  • Introduction to Backstage
  • Software Catalog
  • Software Templates
  • Kubernetes Feature
  • TechDocs
  • Intro to Plugins
  • Authentication in Backstage

 

Ready to embark on this exciting journey? Join us in Backstage101 and elevate your expertise to new heights!

Course Features

Hand-drawn Animated Diagrams

Hand-drawn animated diagrams to help you grasp the topics better

Hands-on Labs

Lots of hands-on labs to learn by doing

Instructor's Camera On

Instructor has his camera on for all of the 8+ hours of course videos making you feel that you're right in the classroom

Join our Community

Community support to ask questions and collaborate

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Course Curriculum

SECTION 1 – COURSE INTRODUCTION

  • Backstage Course Introduction
  • Code Repository
  • Course Setup Demo and Development Environment
  • Community
  • AWS Environment [for TeKanAid Academy Subscribers only]
  • AWS Account Setup [If you’re using your own AWS account]

SECTION 2 – SOFTWARE CATALOG

  • What is the Software Catalog?

SECTION 3 – SOFTWARE TEMPLATES

  • Software Templates Overview

SECTION 4 – THE KUBERNETES FEATURE

  • What is the Kubernetes feature?

SECTION 5 – TECHDOCS

  • TechDocs Overview

SECTION 6 – INTRO TO PLUGINS

  • Plugins Overview

SECTION 7 – AUTHENTICATION IN BACKSTAGE

  • Overview of Authentication in Backstage

 

 

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I’m a husband and father of two wonderful boys. I’m also very passionate 🔥 about all things technology. From when I was 10, I had a dream to become a computer 💻 engineer one day. Here I am today living the dream!

Thanks for visiting TeKanAid University. My goal is to teach you all things DevOps. Below are some of the things I’ve done over the years. I’m confident that I can help you achieve your dreams too.

  • 15+ years of experience in various Information Technology fields from Telecommunications, Computer Networks, Digital Transformation, DevOps, Cybersecurity, and IoT
  • President of TeKanAid Solutions Inc. building online content in the DevOps space
  • Previous – Sr. Solutions Engineer at HashiCorp
  • Pre-Sales Engineer at multiple US start-up vendors interacting with many enterprise customers
  • Master of Applied Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering – University of Waterloo in Ontario Canada.

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If you’re diving into the world of DevOps and platform engineering, or if you’re already navigating these waters and want to harness the full potential of Backstage for service cataloging, software templates, and tech documentation, then yes, this course is for you! It’s designed for enthusiasts at all levels – from beginners curious about DevOps tools to seasoned pros looking to streamline their operations with Backstage. Whether you’re a developer, a project manager, or someone passionate about efficient software development processes, “Backstage 101” will enrich your skillset and improve your workflow.

“Backstage 101” offers over 4 hours of dynamic video content, featuring the instructor on-screen to create an immersive learning experience. It feels just like a live workshop, but with the flexibility of a completely self-paced online course. Start learning whenever you’re ready and proceed at your own pace.

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