Have you ever noticed how much time you spend troubleshooting your local development environment before you can actually begin writing code? Software engineers spend a large amount of their time per week managing their local development environment or waiting for builds and tests to complete. Since we've moved most creative workflows to the cloud, including processes like automated continuous integration and continuous deployment, how can we address the 'works on my machine' issue?
In this talk we will explore the topic of cloud development environments (CDEs) and how to remove friction from the developer experience through increasing velocity, collaboration, and control.
George Tsiolis is a product designer at Gitpod, working on development environments and developer experience. He has been actively contributing to design and development efforts for open source design systems. He's passionate about design and engineering as well as remote culture and asynchronous collaboration.