Lightbend Launches Enhanced Developer Experience for Kalix

Lightbend, a provider of cloud-native microservices frameworks, announces today a developer experience (DX) for Kalix, a platform as a service (PaaS) offering that delivers a programming model designed to build scalable, mission-critical, stateful applications in a serverless architecture while focusing on the application’s business logic.

Kalix works with underlying cloud infrastructure to mask the complexity of building cloud-native apps based on Kubernetes.

With the announcement, Lightbend has revamped its Kalix experience with capabilities across all phases of the developer’s journey, including development, test, deployment and insight into the health and performance of applications and services running on Kalix.

“As the industry continues its transition to cloud-native infrastructure, DX has become a critical element for every organization,” said Jonas Bonér, Lightbend’s founder and CEO. “Kalix now offers the optimal developer experience, and also, an entirely new virtual trial experience enables developers to experience the efficiency, velocity and reliability Kalix delivers in mere minutes.”

The DX that high-performing organizations strive for ensures the tools, processes and work environment optimize the experiences of an enterprise’s software developers as they carry out their work. The Kalix experience provides three key elements that deliver developer productivity and software development velocity that lead to faster development and business value delivery. These include the Kalix Container Registry, Kalix Control Tower, and a host of new DX functionality.

Kalix has implemented multiple capabilities that, when taken together, make developers’ lives easier. Kalix has an all-platform proxy image structure delivering a six-times improvement in testing time and supports emulators to test integrations like Brokers (Kafka) and Kalix service-to-service (S2S) eventing.

This means developers can test external brokers and S2S eventing without any effort.

With the Container Registry feature, Kalix sets up the container registry for the user. Users can run one command to deploy their code to Kalix. In addition, the Kalix Container Registry resides within the Kalix ecosystem. Residing in a fully managed environment results in a more stable, reliable, and easier-to-manage container registry, than customer-managed Container Registries.

For existing Kalix customers, the container registry becomes one less thing to manage while being more reliable. The solution delivers more control for compliance reasons or for those enterprises that wish to maintain their own container registry.

The Kalix Control Tower gives customers real-time transparency and visibility into applications and services running on Kalix. Control Tower can be broken down broadly into two categories: Monitoring and Metrics. Kalix monitors all services and reports the metrics of every component and functionality of a service. It covers metrics ranging from health to performance to billing. This gives the customers full visibility into their Kalix Services.

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