Strong DevOps and Developer Experience: Critical for Retail Success

Pelotech’s Benjamin Sodenkamp on the true value of developer experience.

The world of e-commerce and retail moves at lightning speed. You know this. If your business wants to keep up with the competition, your teams need to develop and deploy new applications faster than a cheetah on Red Bull. That’s where devops and developer experience come in! These two areas are crucial for streamlining the development process and delivering high-quality applications at warp speed. So how can you make them work for you?

Breaking down the silos between developers and operations teams is key to improving the speed and reliability of the software development process. By doing so, businesses can reduce errors and downtime, and deliver a better experience to their customers. And let’s face it, who doesn’t want happy customers right?

But hold your horses, devops alone won’t guarantee success in e-commerce and retail. The developer experience is also a critical piece of the puzzle. A positive developer experience can make all the difference in the quality and speed of application development. It’s like giving a superhero their superpowers!

To create a kick-butt developer experience, businesses need to provide their developers with the right tools, processes, and support. That means best of breed development technologies and frameworks, a collaborative and supportive work environment, and investment in training and development programs. Plus, management should focus on creating a culture of continuous improvement and experimentation. That way, developers can feel free to take risks, try new things, and learn from their mistakes. Because let’s be real, who hasn’t messed up at least once or twice on the way to a successful outcome?

So, what’s the bottom line? Devops and developer experience are the superheroes that can save the day in e-commerce and retail. By fully adopting devops and focusing on creating a positive and smooth developer experience, your businesses can deliver high-quality applications faster than a speeding bullet (i.e. faster than your competitors) and provide an epic customer experience. And when it comes down to it, that’s what it’s all about: staying competitive in a rapidly evolving marketplace and achieving long-term success.

As you may know, Pelotech is an advanced tier AWS partner. We leverage our partnership to provide our clients tailored solutions along with Amazon sourced funding. This funding could help projects your company might have coming up in 2023! Amazon funds POCs, assessments, and even covers a percentage of your overall engagement with Pelotech. Not only that, Pelotech can help optimize your committed AWS spend by offering our services via AWS Marketplace.

If you have a project — or even just a problem — we’d love to hear what you’re thinking about. Don’t hesitate to reach out. We’re happy to chat and share information!