For a number of years now, software development and devops teams have been “shifting left.” The concept is simple. Give software developers more responsibility and control over all of the things required to run software beyond writing the code. And so platform operations teams provided ways for application developers to easily manage security, infrastructure and scaling, network connectivity, application delivery, and all the other aspects previously handled by specialized teams.
Developers that are so empowered could move faster, deploy more frequently, and build better products. Moving critical tasks earlier in the development lifecycle, aka shifting left, has optimized developer efficiency and reduced development costs, all while improving code quality and security.