Atlassian has introduced a new cloud development platform, Forge that allows developers to easily build and run cloud apps.
Creating apps for most cloud ecosystem platforms holds developers responsible for building, hosting, and operating an entirely independent web service, which requires expertise in cloud architecture and management. Forge, eliminates these challenges. Forge helps developers to solve considerations, including:
- Trust: As personal information goes digital, privacy, transparency, and security are more important than ever before. With Forge UI, developers and app consumers benefit from built-in, best-in-class security for apps, by default. Plus, thanks to Atlaskit, when Atlassian makes an update, your apps won’t break.
- Running anywhere: Atlassian customers want experiences that are consistent across their products and apps, and across their devices and web. Forge’s UI enables users to build once for both web and mobile.
- Moving up the stack: In general, developers aren’t concerned with where their code is running – they simply want to spend less time on implementation details of the code, and more time on providing customer value. Forge’s serverless FaaS model enables developers to write single functions rather than building entire web applications.
The Forge platform composed of three components:
- A serverless Functions-as-a-Service (FaaS) hosted platform with Atlassian-operated compute and storage for app developers
- A flexible declarative UI language (Forge UI) that enables developers to build interactive user experiences across web and devices with just a few lines of code
- A state-of-the-art DevOps toolchain, powered by the intuitive Forge Command Line Interface (CLI).
Forge UI allows developers to create and customize apps in minutes. While Forge UI saves developers time and effort and creates a more seamless experience for users, it’s also a critical part of Atlassian’s trust and security model.
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