About ottonova’s tech stack transparency

Hi everybody!

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

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. It’s more to building a business than just smartly assembled technology components: It’s the team, the culture, and the experience. You can’t simply compy that.

Based on our many years of experience building scalable web based platforms and services, we believe that  sticking to mature stacks, utilizing best practices and mixing in new, maybe immature and experimental technology components, is the best way to go to be successful and grow the business. The tech stack transparency also helps to attract talent, which, of course, is one of the major motivations behind that.

That’s why we share our stack under https://stackshare.io/ottonova. Have fun browsing through it!


Welcome to our ottonova.tech Blog!

Hello everybody,

with this post we want to kick off the ottonova tech blog and also explain a little bit why we’re doing that.

With this blog we not only want to keep up the tradition that “every tech centric startup should have a blog”.
We sincerely want to give you insights on how we create the technology and platform behind ottonova – the new kid on the block, the first private health insurance since over 17 years.

We’re assembling a strong and experienced IT team of over 25 people and growing. We’re focusing on everything it needs to create and run a private digital health insurance in 2018: Multi platform programming, cloud infrastructure, quality assurance, data science, data security, and, last but not least, office IT.

Our idea is to regularly publish interesting articles about our work and events. Something around 2 articles per month seems reasonable. Every IT member at ottonova is invited to participate, even other departments might contribute if it is inside of this blog’s scope: Technology.

Hope you’ll regularly visit our humble pages,