Pulumi CEO and Co-Founder Joe Duffy and his team could have created a new programming language to help developers deploy their applications to multi-cloud environments — but they did not.
“The tech nerd in me would love to go creating a new language,” Duffy, who was previously a long-time Microsoft software engineer and tool developer, said during a live interview with TNS founder and editor-in-chief Alex Williams. “I’ve done that a few times before, but it didn’t seem appropriate.”
Instead, the Pulumi cloud native development platform allows developers to use the programming language of their choice for containers, Lambdas and infrastructure on the cloud.
“We figured out a way where you can just write some code in your favorite language and that was sort of a major breakthrough,” Duffy said. “[It was] the initial line in the sand that we drew when we said, ‘we are going to just embrace languages that people know...and make them work.’ I think, for now, existing languages are doing just fine.”