For the folks who are focused on front end application design and user experiences, mastery of cloud infrastructure design and operations is not valuable. For developers who do not have a DevOps team that will support their efforts, Render can provide tremendous value in allowing them to focus on the “what” of their applications (design and code) and less on the “how” of underlying infrastructure and platforms.
The passion and knowhow brought by the team at LightStep speaks volumes to the company and product they have created. Yet the question on many folks’ minds was how anyone other than a very large enterprise could get started. With the release of LightStep Tracing, the question has been answered.
Companies have begun to shift from describing older apps as “legacy”, and embracing more descriptive term “traditional”. While everyone scrambles to modernize these apps for modern software ecosystems, it’s worth noting what this change signifies.