About ottonova’s tech stack transparency

Hi everybody!

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We want to be very transparent about the tech stack we’re using. We believe there’s no reason to be secretive about it.

Possible concerns we sometimes hear are about the following two domains:

  • Security: Security cannot be improved by not talking about the tech stack you use. The opposite is true: By talking about your tech stack you have to make sure you know about weaknesses, vulnerabilities and mitigations for the former. Operations- and Data Security should always be a first class citizen anyway.
  • Competition: You won’t lose any competitive advantages if you hide your tech stack. There is more to building a business than just smartly assembled technology components: It’s the team, the culture, and the experience. You can’t simply copy that.

We believe that sticking to mature stacks, utilising best practices and mixing in new technology components, is the best way to be successful and grow the business. This is based on our years of experience building scalable web based platforms and services.

The tech stack transparency also helps to attract talent. Which is one of the major motivations for us.

That’s why we share our stack under https://stackshare.io/ottonova.

Have fun browsing.

Welcome to our ottonova.tech blog!

Hello everybody,

with this post we want to kick off the ottonova.tech blog and also explain what it’s for.

With this blog we sincerely want to give you insights on how we create the software and platform behind ottonova. The first newly founded private health insurance in a long time.

We are assembling a strong and experienced IT team and are still growing. With a focus on everything it needs to create and run a fully digital health insurance: Multi platform software engineering, cloud infrastructure, quality assurance, data science, data security, and office IT.

Our idea is to regularly publish interesting articles about our work and how we organise.

Hopefully our content is an inspiration in one or the other way to someone.

All the best and see you soon,
Jan 🚀