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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 connection between cross-stitching, Lego, and DevOps

I guess one person's mundane problem is somebody else's exciting challenge. Aside from that, cross-stitching.

Viktor Farcic: Cross-stitching? What exactly do you mean by that?

Kohsuke Kawaguchi: Cross-stitching is needlework. I started doing this because my wife picked it up and I thought it would be good to have a common hobby with her. It's generally an old woman's hobby. Let me explain cross-stitching in a way that geeks understand. Imagine a screen, and there are the pixels. Each pixel can be a different color. That's how we build graphics. Cross-stitching is the exact same thing; it's just on the piece of cloth, instead of a screen, and instead of pixels, you're using colored threads. It's just the analog version of a video screen. So, I stitch some video game characters and so on for fun.

Now, obviously, the actual stitching is incredibly manual and repetitive. I feel like I...