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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 Kubernetes, Docker, and lowering the barrier to entry

Andy Clemenko: Any time there's a new technology, developers have to lower the barrier to entry, especially for changing. For changing abstraction views and for changing tooling, you've got to make it easy. Rancher did a fantastic job of making orchestration easy. They had to catalog, and my God, it was great.

I had a company director once who wasn't a computer geek at all. To be able to deploy a ghost blog server by clicking two buttons blew his mind. You just have to make that barrier to entry really low. The problem I see with Kubernetes right now is that the YAML in itself uses spec four times in a single object type. YAML format is fine, and everyone can do the vertical lines and, in their code, get the spacing right.

But its overall structure? Well, a customer yesterday was talking about Swarm versus Kubernetes, and how you can take a single object in Swarm, and it describes the ingress URL-FQDN, it represents the...