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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)

The inevitability of increasing complexity

Viktor Farcic: Does that mean increasing complexity is unavoidable?

Júlia Biró: Exactly, just evolution.

Viktor Farcic: I like that one.

Júlia Biró: Here's the thing. Once you can do something, you put two of those together, and then by the time you have put five together, you feel like, "Oh, this is terrible," and you automate it. Then by the 22nd time you realize that you want that particular instance to be slightly different and that you want to put an if there. You basically want to control it with variables in a full programming language and then, bam! You have created another layer of complexity.

But once you have a programming language with it, there's nothing that's going to stop you from having 5,000, instead of 50. It's easy to say, "Here I have another layer." After that, all you need to do is teach everyone about that and put that into the code, and from there, code review and from...