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Building Software Platforms

A guide to SaaS transition with AWS

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Abstract

To stay competitive and maintain an edge, software companies and IT organizations must reinvent their way of working and embark on a journey to find solutions that empower them with the right capabilities to build modern software. And deliver it as a service. And do it continuously. 

How are high-performing software companies solving these risks and constraints then? The answer is by building tools to show their developers that they believe in them as creative problem solvers they are trying to help. There is nothing more motivating for a software development team than having an efficient SDLC that maximizes the value they create. To achieve this, successful software companies need to start treating every software engineering problem as per the tenets of a physics problem: data has mass, computing consumes energy, and the network takes time. By realizing that these are finite resources at the disposal of development teams, you will be better positioned to design and build the necessary internal tools that enable those efficient SDLCs and remove the obstacles in every developer's way to delivering business value. And that's where internal software platforms come into play.

Building Software Platforms is a nonsense-free, principles-based guide to help software engineering and architecture leaders like you roll out this new architectural style so that development teams can focus on building and delivering value for the end-users. In this book, the author shares the secrets of internal software platforms and introduces adoption strategies using Wardley maps.

To assist in this transition, Building Software Platforms curates an assortment of AWS innovations that describe how to design and implement many of the recommendations using AWS managed cloud services, with a preference for Serverless computing.

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About the Author

Pablo Bermejo
Pablo Bermejo

Pablo Bermejo is a Platform Product Manager building the best Developer Experience for Guidewire Cloud, the industry-leading insurance cloud service. During the past 20 years at the edge of the software development industry, Pablo has learned how to help organizations through technology and more importantly, motivated teams, where he contributed by playing different global software leadership roles.

Pablo is committed to any just-in-market innovation with the modern cloud and serverless architectures in order to provide global customers with superior levels of user experience, managed services, and cost control. He also enjoys writing and spreading the word about what he is learning: speaker at several international conferences, published whitepapers and articles, and collaborated at University seminars.

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Table of Contents

  • Foreword
  • Preface
    • What’s in this book?
    • Who should read this book?
    • What will you learn?
    • Acknowledgments
    • Here we go!
  • PART I: STRATEGY
  • Chapter 1: Transitioning to SaaS
    • Reinventing yourself
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • Building and buying software
    • Evolving toward a service economy
  • Chapter 2: Internal Software Platforms
    • Appreciating the mundane
    • Serverless: the modern cloud
    • Empowering developers
    • Internal software platforms
    • Build and Buy patterns for the business services
    • The benefits of internal software platforms
  • Chapter 3: Platform Services
    • Designing for the people
    • Core Infrastructure
    • Lifecycle Automation Management
    • Core Enablement Services
    • Platform Design System
    • Platform Configuration
  • Chapter 4: Platform Teams
    • Holding fast, staying true
    • What is a platform team?
    • How do platform teams fit within the organization?
    • What value do these teams create?
    • Interacting with platform teams
  • Chapter 5: Platform Adoption
    • Leapfrogging
    • The Digital Platform economy
    • A multi-competence strategy
    • Building platform-based business services
    • Platform buy-in
  • PART II: PRINCIPLES
  • Chapter 6: Technical Architecture Principles
    • Favor serviceful platforms over monoliths
    • Favor iterations over big up-front designs
    • Favor asynchronous integrations over synchronous ones
    • Favor elimination over re-engineering
    • Favor re-engineering over multiplying
    • Favor duplicity over hasty abstractions
  • Chapter 7: Technology Principles
    • Make your platform reachable
    • Define everything as code
    • Use the cloud platform as a programmable system
    • Secure your platform access and data
    • Observability and visibility
    • Use open standards
  • Chapter 8: Serverless-first Software Engineering
    • Building portable software
    • A serverless-first approach with AWS

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