What's new at Tailwarden: December 2022

See what's new in Tailwarden and Komiser this month and what we're gradually rolling out.

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Hey everyone, welcome to the December edition of “What’s new at Tailwarden” where we take you downstream to cover highlights of our change-log, community and anything Tailwarden related. Read on to learn about everything that launched this month.

Team offsite

Since Tailwarden was founded earlier this year, work from home has been all that we know. This has worked tremendously well for us as it allows us to be a truly borderless team that can hire talent in any corner of the world and bring many different perspectives and cultures to the table, something we value greatly at Tailwarden.

Having said that, we recently had the opportunity to bring our team together for our first annual team offsite in Marrakech, Morocco.

And how did it go? It was sensational! here’s a sneak peak of our trip to the Ouzoud Falls, the 2nd tallest waterfall in Africa.

Ouzoud Falls

If you’ve got FOMO from the picture above, why don’t you join us on the next offsite? We’ve lots of interesting challenges across the board: backend, frontend, DevRel, and more. We’re looking forward to chat with you!

Product updates

We’ve released custom views which serves as a virtual window through which developers can see a filtered list of resources in their cloud infrastructure. You can create multiple views, each presenting an application, team or project. For example, you can create a view that holds resources associated with your sandbox environment, as identified by tags attached to your resources (e.g. Environment=sandbox). Then, you could create a separate view that allows searching only resources in your production environment, based on different values in the tags (e.g. Environment=production).

Here’s a quick video that walks you through views management in Komiser:

Our vision is to allow developers to take control back of their cloud infrastructure by gaining first the transparency of their cloud usage. For that reason, we're building a cloud-agnostic open source platform. This month, we've added two new cloud providers to cover the long tail of cloud providers: Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) and CIVO.

We also shipped tons of others bugfixes and performance tuning. See full changelog.

What's coming up next

  • Allow developers to create their own custom dashboard by creating custom widgets (the building block of the dashboard).
  • New cloud providers including Azure and GCP.
  • Add more new cloud resources and bugfixes - see open issues.

Community news & updates:

We hosted our 4th Tailwarden Community Call, while this has become an end-of-month ritual for us, it's always great to share with our community our achievements and challenges over the past weeks.

In case you missed, here's a short recap:

Kudos to our community for their continuous feedback on how to improve Komiser. To take part and potentially become the next Community Hero of the month, consider contributing to our project, either by providing feedback, be it through GitHub, through the #feedback channel on our Discord server or by testing existing and new features. Feel free to check out our contributor guidelines.

Check out our latest blog posts:

And that’s all we have for December’s edition. Thank’s for reading through. For even more detailed announcements, be sure to check out the release notes and join us on Discord to stay up to date on our more frequent updates.

We wish everyone happy holidays and happy new year!

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