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DevOps Paradox

By : Viktor Farcic
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DevOps Paradox

By: Viktor Farcic

Overview of this book

DevOps promises to break down silos, uniting organizations to deliver high quality output in a cross-functional way. In reality it often results in confusion and new silos: pockets of DevOps practitioners fight the status quo, senior decision-makers demand DevOps paint jobs without committing to true change. Even a clear definition of what DevOps is remains elusive. In DevOps Paradox, top DevOps consultants, industry leaders, and founders reveal their own approaches to all aspects of DevOps implementation and operation. Surround yourself with expert DevOps advisors. Viktor Farcic draws on experts from across the industry to discuss how to introduce DevOps to chaotic organizations, align incentives between teams, and make use of the latest tools and techniques. With each expert offering their own opinions on what DevOps is and how to make it work, you will be able to form your own informed view of the importance and value of DevOps as we enter a new decade. If you want to see how real DevOps experts address the challenges and resolve the paradoxes, this book is for you.
Table of Contents (21 chapters)

What is DevOps?

Viktor Farcic: I'd like to start with a question that will probably sound very silly to you: what is DevOps?

Chris Riley: I believe very passionately that DevOps is not a thing that you can simply do. You don't just say that, on a specific time and date, you "did" DevOps. "Doing DevOps" should never be a phrase anybody ever utters because you're never "done" with DevOps.

"You don't just say that, on a specific time and date, you 'did' DevOps. 'Doing DevOps' should never be a phrase anybody ever utters because you're never 'done' with DevOps."

—Chris Riley

DevOps is not a thing; it's a principle, it's a practice, and it's what you use to drive all of your decisions on how you build your delivery chain. That means it encompasses everything from the dreaded word "culture" to implementation. A great example is if you walk into the...