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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 future of tech and the challenges we face

Júlia Biró: This might sound naive, but complexity is one of the biggest obstacles that we're going to face in the near future. Even when we are using standard tooling, our infrastructure is made up of so many different pieces, and we want to do it right. We want to document it all anyway, so we do it in Terraform. It's just complexity itself.

My gut feeling is that Terraform is a ticking bomb because it's hard to make and test modifications on it, and it's just as equally hard to find your way around it. Basically, Terraform is a new programming language that has multiple bugs.

You can also experience complexity when you want to make modifications to a service in a microservices environment. At Contentful, although we have a local development environment, I needed to start six surrounding services to run locally so the servers would start and I could test it. This complexity is related to what the human mind can hold...