Michael Ducy: Why You’re Destroying DevOps

Michael is sharing his view on how the DevOps community is “destroying” DevOps. A quick summary:

  • DevOps is trending big time but many get stuck in the learning curve
  • Many new experts who are not really contributing to the community
  • The community is struggling with welcoming the newcomers
  • Many cliques around different tools and technologies, loosing the big picture and loosing an open and sharing attitude
  • All this while DevOps is all about working with each other, and learning from each other…
  • Tools and technologies are only means to reach the end goal of increasing the flow of work


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Cecil Dijoux: Bug Fixing Vs. Problem Solving – From Agile to Lean

A very interesting article on the difference between bugs as seen within Agile software development and problems as seen within a lean way of working.

The author describes the goal of this article as follows:

The goal of this article is to describe how my thinking has been evolving on the topic of bugs and problems, provide some hints on how to better understand the problems causing bugs in order to improve the performance, and put this into perspective with some real life stories

Link and source: http://www.infoq.com/articles/bug-fixing-problem-solving Continue reading

InformationWeek: State Of DevOps

The results of a DevOps survey by InformationWeek.

“Think of DevOps as agile software development for the entire IT life cycle. Teams not only write code in short iterations, but they also test and even implement it in similar bursts, using version-control tools and more highly automated datacenter configurations.”


“Can the trendy tech strategy of DevOps really bring together developers and IT operations to deliver better apps faster? Our survey shows a mixed bag of results.”


“The doubts come from both sides: 23% of respondents adopting DevOps say developers are the ones resisting the methodology, 38% blame network/datacenter folks, and another 39% blame both. Certain IT pros also have a legitimate fear of losing their jobs: If existing engineers can’t understand the architecture and all the infrastructure components, and then they write scripts to automate the DevOps processes, they won’t fit in a DevOps environment.”

Source: http://www.informationweek.com/strategic-cio/executive-insights-and-innovation/state-of-devops-big-gains-elusive/d/d-id/1113307