Steffen is co-founder and managing partner at Utoolity, a provider of apps that integrate and automate Atlassian based workflows with Amazon Web Services (AWS). With a formal education in C++, and an early focus on rich client technologies, he joined the paradigm shift to RESTful web service architectures early on. The major industry move towards cloud computing refueled his interests in thorough automation of DevOps processes, where he favors serverless architectures and enjoys API driven development in agile teams. Steffen also writes news stories for InfoQ, mainly on cloud topics.
Visualize with AWS – maintain diagrams as code with Atlassian Forge
Visualize with AWS is a cross-product Atlassian Forge app that uses declarative diagram rendering engines like Mermaid, PlantUML, or Vega/Vega-lite to visualize any kind of data in Jira issue panels and Confluence macros.
In this talk, Steffen will walk you through the Utoolity team's exploration of Atlassian’s new cloud app platform from the perspective of an Atlassian Marketplace Partner. Based on a potential future app to provide dynamically updating charts and diagrams as code, we will discuss the pros and cons of serverless workflow automation and app development via Atlassian Forge, and how to integrate cloud-native AWS solutions to compensate for Forge platform limitations.
Utoolity develops utilities and tools to integrate and automate Atlassian based workflows with Amazon Web Services (AWS). Utoolity is an Atlassian Marketplace Partner with apps for Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket, and Bamboo that are trusted by teams from more than 500 organizations in over 80 countries across a broad variety of industries, public-sector organizations, and educational institutions.
Steffen Opel from Utoolity introduced their award-wining solution Visualize with AWS. Visualize with AWS is a cross-product Atlassian Forge app that uses declarative diagram rendering engines like Mermaid, PlantUML, or Vega/Vega-lite to visualize any kind of data in Jira issue panels and Confluence macros. If you are looking for a swiss army knife to handle any diagramming platform, you have found it. An extensive demo and another deep dive into Forge and its capabilities. Even a short discussion with Sven Schatter from Lively Apps about how to build a data integration framework to create dynamic graphics.