devops in a box

Is DevOps Bullshit?

In a recently trending rant on hackernews Josh Johnson pointed to his negative experience with the DevOps process after taking on a new job in a firm that had a “dedicated devops team”. The post is mainly a rant about “that devops is utter bullcrap” and any sane developer should run when they hear the term. My problem with this is that […]

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DevOps and Security

Software developers are “bonused and incentivized” for causing change. That’s how they make their money. Operations people inherit these changes and earn their money by maintaining stability. As change is the natural enemy of stability, developers and operations are natural enemies. DevOps changes this by harmonizing and aligning their incentives.  But what about Security? The recent “heartbleed” and “shellhock” exploits […]

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Root Cause Analysis: Problem identified between keyboard and the chair!

“No matter how technical it looks at first, it’s always a people problem” is the famous quote of Gerald M. Weinberg, who noted that in computer science we tend to look at all problems as engineering problems. What makes or breaks your project are process and people issues. We search for technical solutions, when we should be […]

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