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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)

On Amazon, Microsoft, and Google

Viktor Farcic: There's one last question before we go, which is based on the way companies such as Amazon, Microsoft, and Google are working. Are they eating away the need for skilled people? I mean, we're in 2019, and you don't need to develop your own machine learning now as Google gives it to you. Likewise, you don't need to transcribe as Google does it for you, and that's just two of multiple possible examples. So, what is the relation between the services and what we're doing?

Damien Duportal: For me, it's like drying a river. Those companies need skilled people, and the few that they've currently hired are being paid a lot. But right now, the question is: why are these people skilled? It's because they gained experience and knowledge over the years. But how did they do that? Because the companies that hired them gave them opportunities.

It's like the COBOL time. At this moment in time, a skilled person...