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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)

What is DevOps?

Viktor Farcic: So then, a simple question for you: what is DevOps?

Kohsuke Kawaguchi: If I'm totally honest, I feel like DevOps is a bit of an overused word today. In fact, even I sometimes wonder what people really mean by it. What DevOps is truly depends on several factors. I personally associate DevOps with this growing trend of, over the last few decades, more automation and shorter and shorter feedback cycles.

"I feel like DevOps is a bit of an overused word."

—Kohsuke Kawaguchi

In the last five years, this automation feedback cycle has become all-encompassing in everything from writing code to managing Quality Assurance (QA) in order to push it out to production and run it. I think people generally default to practices like that and then call it DevOps. When I talk to these people working in the larger enterprises, I think they immediately see DevOps as erasing the organizational boundaries that are in place, which I think is obviously...