DevOps circles

Stepping into DevOps: Beyond the Buzzword

When I began research for this post, I was unprepared for the amount of passionate, baffling, over-the-top definitions, descriptions, and workflows concerning what makes DevOps, DevOps. I read blogs of general definitions, witnessed Twitter arguments for and against the implementation of DevOps, read the oft-touted The Pheonix Project and learned that love it or hate it, DevOps carries a lot of baggage in many IT communities.

But at its very essence, the core of DevOps philosophy is this: Creating a work environment where dev, operations, and QA can not just exist in harmony but thrive, allowing projects to flow down a work pipeline until hitting the consumer promptly and without (or with minimum) issue. (more…)