Patrick Debois, a DZone MVB and the guy who coined the term "DevOps" is the opening author in this journal volume. He talks about repetition being the key to implementing better processes and he contends that DevOps is not just about the workflow between developer and sysadmin. It's merely a tag for a movement that encourages all sections of an IT organization to collaborate more effectively. Here were the other articles:
Why Enterprises Must Adopt Devops to Enable Continuous Deliveryby Jez Humble and Joanne Molesky
This piece focuses on the deployment pipeline and the tools and techniques that one can use to deploy quickly without problems. Measuring the effect of releases on the stability of your systems is key here. The article also tells some interesting stories about deployment practices at companies like Amazon, who's been doing DevOps since 2001 - before they had a name for it.
Devops at Advance Internet: How We Got in the Doorby Eric Shamow
This is very much a case study piece for DevOps, giving good examples of the cultural things that need to change and then some of the tooling changes that you can make after the cultural changes. It gives some excellent tips for standards, scaling the processes, and first steps for someone who is beginning the journey.
The Business Case for Devops: A Five-Year Retrospectiveby Lawrence Fitzpatrick and Michael Dillon
The retrospective is very thorough and in a form that non technical folks can probably understand. It's a lot like a lab report with figures on how much money and time they saved by enacting their new practices.
Next-Generation Process Integration: CMMI and ITIL Do Devopsby Bill Phifer
A nice guide for organizations that use CMMI with ITIL and want to evolve their methodologies into DevOps practices. It features a useful section on DevOps related questions for developers.
Devops: So You Say You Want a Revolution?by Dominica DeGrandis
The journal wraps up withan article on the things you will need in order to achieve the benefits of DevOps. The key is a systems thinking approach that gets various groups working together from the beginning.
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