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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)

Outsourcing and the commoditization of software

Chris Riley: That's an interesting point, and I'm going to be bold. I don't want to alienate an industry, but I think that these outsourced companies have hopefully embraced DevOps because they have to support their customers, as well as because they want to build applications faster and better.

That being said, I believe that technology is becoming such a core component of business these days that it's a huge mistake to outsource your application development. I just don't think it's something that companies should be doing. Having experienced something like that before, I know how it works and I know the negotiations that happen because you have to succumb to the development firm's limitations, skill sets, or whatever it is. Making changes and the complexity around that is difficult. I just don't think that any organization should consider outsourcing unless something is just not financially feasible...