What is platform engineering? - “Here are the key pillars of platform engineering, as I see it: Self-service; Platform operations; Platform as product.” And: “at CWT we created a series of DevOps services like a CI/CD pipeline, self-service performance testing, an image service for pre-approved, hardened images (consumable via source templates or the built images in a variety of formats), as well as a container service built on Kubernetes. Every time we got more than one product to adopt a service, that was proof we’d avoided duplication and created efficiency. The structure of the services also optimized for self-service, which accelerated developer velocity. With one of our DevOps services, we reduced the round-trip cycle for performance testing from 24 hours to a few minutes, as teams were based on opposite ends of the world. We also cut 30+ days off the release timeline for new applications and major releases."