Choreo GA release helps teams take digital apps from ideation to production in days; adds side-by-side VS Code and graphical code editing, CIAM, marketplace, deep GitHub integration, and more
More than ever, the ability to quickly innovate new digital products and services is critical to enterprise strategies for market differentiation, growth and profitability. However, these initiatives are often stalled by the complexity of building a digital platform and a shortage of developers with the right expertise. Today, WSO2 is bringing down these barriers to innovation with the general availability (GA) of Choreo, a digital platform as a service (digital PaaS).
Choreo empowers organizations to rapidly deliver new digital experiences by creating and deploying services, integrations, and APIs in hours or days versus the weeks or months that most projects take today. The all-inclusive platform abstracts away the complexity of cloud native infrastructure so that development teams can, for the first time, quickly create, compose, collaborate on, reuse, and deliver API-driven business logic. Key benefits include:
Increased developer productivity. Built on the Ballerina cloud native, open-source programming language and runtime, Choreo is the first digital PaaS that lets developers compose and code new APIs, integrations and services in hours or days by focusing on developing only on the core logic they need. Choreo manages the rest.
Simplified infrastructure and DevOps. Choreo, which runs on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform, abstracts away and manages the complexity of cloud native infrastructure, such as Docker and Kubernetes, continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD), and DevOps tools. This enables teams to focus on creating production-ready APIs and applications instead of managing the underlying infrastructure.
Security and governance by default. With Choreo, securing and governing services, integrations, and APIs—from implementing role-based access control (RBAC) and identity and access management (IAM) to lifecycle management, policy management, and threat protection—is all part of a common, streamlined and automated DevOps process.
“The ability to quickly deliver new digital products and services is separating the market leaders from the followers in almost every industry,” said Eric Newcomer, WSO2 chief technology officer. “The Choreo digital platform as a service democratizes the necessary capabilities for building cloud native apps and services. Now developers can immediately collaborate on creating, deploying, securing, and monetizing APIs, integrations and services that deliver business value and great customer experiences.”
What’s New in the Choreo GA Release
The beta version of Choreo was first introduced in June 2021, and it has been used by nearly 10,000 developers worldwide. The Choreo GA release, available today, features significant new capabilities that have been added since Choreo’s debut, including:
- Integration with browser-based Microsoft Visual Studio Code (VS Code), uniquely enabling side-by-side VS Code and graphical code editing
- A new Choreo developer marketplace for discovering, reusing, and sharing integrations, services, and APIs without requiring additional coding
- Enhanced GitHub integration that lets development teams use Choreo’s or their own GitHub; enterprises can also take all their source code and run it in their own environments
- Secured by the Asgardeo IDaaS from WSO2, enabling companies to go beyond core IAM functionality to also add full customer IAM (CIAM)
- Project and group support for organizing and maintaining components together
“Delivering cloud native applications is a challenging, time-consuming process,” said Kanchana Wickremasinghe, vice president and general manager of the WSO2 Integration Business Unit. “Our Choreo digital PaaS hides that complexity, so developers, DevOps teams, and site reliability engineers can team to efficiently build, deploy, observe, secure and manage the applications, APIs and integrations driving their digital innovation.”
Resources for Getting Started
The GA release of Choreo by WSO2 is available today. To learn more and sign up, visit https://wso2.com/choreo.
Additionally, on Thursday, April 21, WSO2 will present a webinar to discuss how development and operations teams can take advantage of Choreo’s functionality to quickly create new services, integrations, and APIs. The webinar is being led by Nuwan Dias, WSO2 vice president and deputy CTO – API Management and Integration. To register, visit https://wso2.com/library/webinars/deliver-new-digital-experiences-fast-with-choreo.
Founded in 2005, WSO2 enables thousands of enterprises, including hundreds of the world’s largest corporations, top universities, and governments, to drive their digital transformation journeys—executing more than 18 trillion transactions and managing more than 500 million identities annually. Using WSO2 for API management, integration, and customer identity and access management (CIAM), these organizations are harnessing the full power of their APIs to securely deliver their digital services and applications. Our open-source, API-first approach to software that runs on-premises and in the cloud helps developers and architects to be more productive and rapidly compose digital products to meet demand while remaining free from vendor lock-in. WSO2 has over 900 employees worldwide with offices in Australia, Brazil, Germany, India, Sri Lanka, the UAE, the UK, and the US. Visit https://wso2.com to learn more. Follow WSO2 on LinkedIn and Twitter.