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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)

Overthinking DevOps

Nirmal Mehta: As an industry we love to overthink everything, and I think that DevOps has the same kind of issues.

DevOps is very simple. DevOps is the application of techniques for process improvements that some start-ups, well-functioning organizations, and smart people implemented. These were shown to other people who said, "Yes, that sounds great; that's helping us be more efficient, reduce cost, or make better quality and, you know what, we might as well adopt it!"

"As an industry we love to overthink everything, and I think that DevOps has the same kind of issues."

—Nirmal Mehta

Let's not overcomplicate DevOps. When it's time to lose weight, simply put more calories out than you put in. That is the simple fact. Don't be distracted by complex diets because you want an easy way out. It's the same with DevOps, the philosophy is simple: get out of your own way.