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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)

DevOps in the tech industry

Viktor Farcic: Sometimes there is an advantage in starting late. Start-ups created now don't have the baggage that bigger and older companies have. Not being able to erase history often slows us down, and in an industry like ours, where everything can change from one day to another, being a start-up without legacy applications can be a huge advantage.

With that frame of mind, how do you promote new values, processes, and tools? I guess it doesn't matter whether it is DevOps or something else; there should be a mechanism that a company can use to propagate change.

"Application development will generally buy into DevOps, as will most organizations. If they don't, then you have an HR problem."

—Chris Riley

Chris Riley: The coolest thing I've seen in enterprises, and it works really well, is adoption via stewardship. These companies have built—and I hate this term—Centers of Excellence, where...