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DevOps Paradox

By : Viktor Farcic
Book Image

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)

The speed of change

Viktor Farcic: You're right about the speed of change being tremendous. In today's world, it's impossible to follow. If we stick with your Jenkins examples, in a couple of years' time, it moved from one container scheduler to another, it got a few hundred new plugins, new UIs, ditched the old way of defining jobs in favor of the everything-as-code philosophy, and so on. Jenkins is only one of many examples. I'm lucky that my job allows me to spend more time learning new tech than most other people, and yet I have a constant feeling of falling behind.

Moving on, though, I saw that you're very focused on transitions from one culture to another. You've spoken with a range of people, from those in big enterprises to those in small start-ups. Have you seen any patterns or differences between the approaches?

Chris Riley: It's changed a lot in the last four years from when I had the initial conversations with an enterprise, when most...