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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)

Understanding what you're buying

Andy Clemenko: But it's also Jenkins, GitLab, and all of these things. Take the project I'm on now, for example. We need version control, and we need a CI system. So, I asked the client, "What have you got?" They're like, "Well, this team over there has—" I ask, "Do you have a central?" They respond by saying, "No, we don't have a central." They may then ask, "But can we stand up on our own?" But that's not really their job. What's going to end up happening then is you'll need to go to another team and ask them, "Do you understand what you're buying?"

A classic example is that you buy a car and drive it off a lot, but 200 miles later, you scratch your head because the vehicle's stopped working. You didn't realize you have to put gas into it, or that you have to change the tires, put oil into it, and clean the car, along with the...