Monday morning on the highway. Your speed: 0 mph. You’re stuck in the usual rush hour traffic jam because the capacity of this road is exceeded. And it’s now obvious you’ll reach your destination much later than if the road were empty. But what happens if you exceed the capacity of your development team? What [...]
DevOps Makes Web Developers & Operations Talk To Each Other
In our DevOps category you find a collection of articles helping you improve cooperation between your developers and sysadmins.
The main advantage of the DevOps approach is streamlining the flow of your features and fixes from development into production. It will make you faster and more flexible by tearing down obstacles existing between developers and sysadmins. Especially if your development team is already working with agile or kanban, it specifically helps extend the reach of agile into the data center.
A rope. Eight people on either side. “Pull!” And then it begins: both parties are pulling in their own direction. A tug-of-war has started. Imagine your developers and sysadmins as those two parties starting that tug-of-war Each group has different goals. And having different goals leads to each party pulling in another direction. How can [...]
There are DevOps tools and DevOps job ads. People talk about culture and sharing and being nice to each other. Sounds pretty fishy, right? The only thing missing is a DevOps certification and we’re done with the DevOps hype. Is DevOps really just a fad? Let’s take a closer look…
London Stansted Airport, early afternoon – a huge crowd at the railway station. No trains – only people, and a lot of confusion and anger. Having just flown an hour from Munich, Germany, I was supposed to meet a client two hours after touch down. But here I stood, waiting with the crowds: the railway [...]
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While I’m collecting Devops Protocols which highlight healthy patterns in your organization, let’s take a quick look at the opposite: Devops anti-patterns. Would you be able to spot the warning signs when your team starts to slip in the wrong direction?
Imagine you want to introduce automated configuration management to your organization. You’ve read all the books and even visited a great conference where you heard a lot of success stories. “It’s really time to get our servers under control” you think. But how do you get started?
You’ve heard about Devops and you like the idea. But how can you grow a Devops culture in your organization? In my series about Devops Protocols I talk about the fundamental building blocks for growing a Devops culture. No Manual Changes refers to the behavioural trait of not messing with any productive systems. Let’s discuss [...]
We all know that protocols are an essential building block of our craft. What would our jobs look like without TCP/IP or HTTP? While there is room for improvement in all of them, they’re definitely helpful in defining how our systems work together. But systems programming are not the only area where protocols play an [...]