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- Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 1 edition (June 11, 2012)
- Publication Date: June 11, 2012
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B0084HJB56
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What is DevOps? Kindle Edition
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He also says pretty much nothing about how devOps is built on lean practices, which is a curious omission for an essay that purports to summarize the subject.
Perhaps in 2012 the book might have been worth 3 stars, but given its obvious age in a fast-moving field, few can benefit from reading it. If you know nothing about the subject and want to spend just 15 minutes on it before moving on with the rest of your life, it might be worth your time. Otherwise, take a pass.
If you read this and find yourself nodding your head, commiserating with the pain described by the author, maybe your shop is a candidate for a DevOps cultural transformation. And really, that's what it is, a cultural transformation. The technology is all for naught without it.
I'm reading this from the perspective of an operations team leader, and of someone successfully affecting a DevOps business transformation in a software development shop.
This book made me realize that within the next five to ten years Systems and Network administration is going to completely change from fighting individual fires to the automation of deploying and maintaining thousands of virtual servers and network instances via private and/or public clouds.
I am a system administrator and I have been one since the 1990's. The way my job was and still is now is going to change from custom individually installed servers or VM's to push button automation of thousands of virtual machines with the identical software running on them all. The things I thought that would make the cloud unusable for financial and other companies with high security demands are not going to matter at some point.
Good information, the book made me feel like I am becoming George Jetson where I will eventually just sit at a terminal pushing buttons to kill a misbehaving virtual machine and then hit another button to deploy a new one!
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Could have been the first chapter of DevOps for Dummies
Which is fine if that was the intention. I was hoping for more