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, utilizing 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 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 what it’s for.

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 first newly founded private health insurance since over 17 years.

We are assembling a strong and experienced IT team and are still growing. We are 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 office IT.

Our idea is to regularly publish interesting articles about our work and events. 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 will regularly visit our humble pages.