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DevOps Resources and Positions

Development and Operations = Oil and Water? Ying and Yang?

 

Motivation and roots:

 

Solution building blocks (present and future):

 

DevOps conferences and DevOps blogs:

 

DevOps tools and related assets (provisioning, configuration management):

 

Random Development and Operations (DevOps) thoughts and discussion topics:

  • Does DevOps fit everywhere or does context matter? See the frog-and-octopus metaphor by P. Kruchten for a comprehensive definition of context.
  • Be aware of DevOps-ification - not all tools positioned in this space support the original vision faithfully; sometimes the "Relabel Existing Solution" (anti-) pattern seems to be applied (see e.g. this article for more insights)
  • What is the impact of DevOps on existing methods? Do we need a new DevOps method - or is 'DevOps method' an oxymoron? Are methods overrated anyway, and we should stick to independent practices (see discussion about SEMAT in the blogosphere, e.g. P. Kruchten's position on richer software process models)?
  • DevOps as a prerequisite for microservices, DevOps-as-a-service (e.g. ServiceNow)
  • DevOps and plain old IT Systems and Network Management (e.g. FCAPS disciplines)? DevOps and ITIL? DevOps and COBIT? DevOps and EAM?
  • DevOps patterns (e.g. for provisioning, configuration management, monitoring)?
  • DevOps tools - feature wishlist, research roadmap?

 

 

Contact Olaf Zimmermann if you miss your favorite DevOps pattern, practice or tool on this page, or are interested in a collaboration to create reusable assets for successful DevOps.