Confluent Cloud and Confluent Platform run efficiently largely because of the dedication of the Developer Productivity (DevProd) team, formerly known as the Tools team. Mohinish Shaikh (Software Engineer, Confluent) talks to Tim Berglund about how his team builds the software tooling and automation for the entire event streaming platform and ensures seamless delivery of several engineering processes across engineering and the rest of the org. With the right tools and the right data, developer productivity can understand the overall effectiveness of a development team and their ability to produce results.
The DevProd team helps engineering teams at Confluent ship code from commit to end customers actively using Apache Kafka®. This team proficiently understands a wide scope of polyglot applications and also the complexities of using a diverse technology stack on a regular basis to help solve business-critical problems for the engineering org.
The team actively measures how each system interacts with one another and what programs are needed to properly run the code in various environments to help with the release of reliable artifacts for Confluent Cloud and Confluent Platform. An in-depth understanding of the entire framework and development workflow is essential for organizations to deliver software reliably, on time, and within their cost budget.
The DevProd team provides that second line of defense and reliability before the code is released to end customers. As the need for compliance increases and the event streaming platform continues to evolve, the DevProd team is in place to make sure that all of the final touches are completed.