Tech Talk

Defining Your App Specification on DigitalOcean App Platform

Updated on December 1, 2020
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By Nicholas Tate

Senior Software Engineer

Defining Your App Specification on DigitalOcean App Platform

Best practices for defining your app specification on App Platform, DigitalOcean’s take on a modern PaaS that makes it simpler to build, deploy, and scale apps.


About the Talk

It’s every developer’s dream to simply write code, click a button, and then automatically deploy and run their code at scale for millions or even billions of users. Watch this Tech Talk to learn how DigitalOcean App Platform can help you reduce both complexity and costs.

Explore the underlying specification that defines your app on App Platform to gain more control and understanding. This talk guides you through all of the options available to you and teach you best practices for defining your app specification.

What You’ll Learn

  • How your application is defined under the hood
  • Best practices for writing and defining your App Spec, a YAML manifest that declaratively states everything App Platform knows about your app.

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About the Presenter

Nicholas Tate is a senior engineer on the App Platform team at DigitalOcean. He has worked on the DigitalOcean Managed Kubernetes team and before that, on multi-cloud Kubernetes at Containership. He loves everything and anything related to cloud native infrastructure and enjoys playing guitar and rock climbing.

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