Eric Hodel
Eric Hodel

Eric Hodel is a ruby committer and maintainer of many gems. He works at Fastly building developer tools that allow his coworkers to work on distributed teams with minimum difficulty.

Ezekiel Templin
Ezekiel Templin

Ezekiel Templin has worked with people to build systems using networked computers for most of the last 20 years. He also works at Fastly building developer and deployment tools.

Devly, a multi-service development environment

Writing a system alone is hard. Building many systems with many people is harder.

As our company has grown, we tried many approaches to user-friendly, shared development environments and learned what works and what doesn't. We incorporated what we learned into a tool called devly. Devly is used to develop products at Fastly that span many services written in different languages.

We learned that the design of our tools must be guided by how teams work and communicate. To respond to these needs, Devly allows self-service, control, and safety so that developers can focus on their work.

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