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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)

Diversity, gender roles, and representation in DevOps

Liz Keogh: You know, I'm not the right person to ask. Every time somebody asks me what the difference is between a team with a woman on it and a team without one, I say I don't know because I've never been on a team without a woman on it. I'm not an expert; being a woman does not make me an expert on what it's like to be a woman in development—I couldn't possibly tell you. I do know that nobody told me I wasn't supposed to be there.

I started programming when I was seven years old because my dad left the BBC computer lying around with the manual, which was illustrated with beautiful colored robots. It was deliberately marketed to kids. So, I had an early start. For almost as long as I can remember, I had computers, and I think maybe that's the secret: it's just making sure that you're supporting girls as they come up through school, and making sure they have a...