Agile + DevOps East 2021 Industry Presentation : The Low Code Future of DevOps

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Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 11:45am to 12:45pm

The Low Code Future of DevOps

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The history of computer science has seen the development of higher and higher layers of abstraction. Software has evolved from machine code, to assembly language, to C, to Java, to Kotlin. Every new layer of abstraction hides enough complexity that we feel, for a time, that building, testing, and managing these systems has become trivial.

Low code SaaS platforms are one of the next big layers of abstraction. Systems like Salesforce were born in the cloud, built for non-coders, and manage infrastructure for you behind the scenes. Millions of people are now building their innovation on these platforms using little or no code. The mantras of the SaaS world are power and ease. But there's a problem with easy.

Easy means fast. And fast means more. And more means complex. As systems become larger and change more quickly, automation becomes increasingly important to be able to understand, test, and deploy these systems. While some low-code SaaS systems have in-built methods for managing configuration, traditional "DevOps" tools and practices are generally designed for managing custom applications and aren't designed for SaaS systems.

The fast-growing world of low-code platforms desperately needs ways to manage and test the emerging complexity. What does it look like to apply DevOps practices and principles to this very different technology? What are the challenges and mitigations, and what does this move to low-code platforms tell us about the future of enterprise software development?

  • Software has evolved from machine code, to assembly language, to C, to Java, to Kotlin.
  • Low code SaaS platforms are one of the next big layers of abstraction.
  • As systems become larger and change more quickly, automation becomes increasingly important to be able to understand, test, and deploy these systems.

 

 
Andrew Davis

Andrew Davis

Copado

Andrew Davis is a Salesforce DevOps specialist with a passion for helping teams deliver innovation, build trust, and improve their performance. Since 2014, he's focused on the Salesforce platform as a developer, consultant, and architect. In 2019, he released his book Mastering Salesforce DevOps. As Senior Director of Research and Innovation for Copado, provides advice and guidance on how companies can maximize the creative potential of their teams while scaling their Salesforce implementations.

Henri Terho

Henri Terho

Copado

Henri Terho is the chief R&D Evangelist from Copado and is also creating a Ph.D. in software development in startups. Henri has experience from three different startups on building devops pipelines and products fast and is now focusing on the biggest bottleneck in SW development, testing. Henri is also a total sci-fi buff and a skyd