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#DevOps – defining Devops – it’s a Recipe not a Blueprint

Now this is a good short take on DevOps. It indeed a recipe.

DevOpsGuys

There have been some great posts recently regarding the difficulting in defining DevOps e.g https://www.jumpcloud.com/what-is-devops-blog/ and following on from that http://www.scriptrock.com/blog/the-problem-with-defining-devops.

My view is that some of the confusion, and the multiplicity of opinions about what DevOps is, comes about because people are using the wrong cognitive frame when looking at DevOps, and maybe a bit of re-framing is in order.

Firstly, a bit of background. In The Blind Watchmaker (1986, pp. 295-296) Richard Dawkins explains that DNA is like a recipe, not a blueprint. You can’t take a slice of cake and then pull up the “cake engineering blueprint” and point to the section that specifies that part of the cake (as opposed to comparing a car or plane part to a blueprint, for example). You have a recipe… but there isn’t a one-to-one correspondence between the recipe and the cake.

“A recipe in a cookery book is not…

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Gene Kim and Red Hat IT Part 4: DevOps Successes and Failures

Red Hat Developer Blog

Part four of a four-part series on DevOps with Gene Kim and Red Hat IT.

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Gene Kim and Red Hat IT Part 3: A DevOps Implementation Strategy

Red Hat Developer Blog

Part three of a four-part series on DevOps with Gene Kim and Red Hat IT.

Panelists:

  • Bill Montgomery: Manager, Red Hat IT
  • Steve Milner: Engineer, Red Hat IT
  • Jen Krieger: Product Owner, Red Hat IT
  • Tim Bielawa: Engineer, Red Hat IT
  • Chris Murphy: Engineer, Red Hat IT

Introduction: Gene Kim, award-winning CTO and co-author of “The Phoenix Project,” recently sat down with Red Hat IT’s Inception team to discuss their DevOps mission. Here are the highlights from the conversation.

On the Inception team’s DevOps and CI/CD implementation strategy:

Gene: Why did you decide to first focus on release automation?

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Gene Kim and Red Hat IT Part 2: The Importance of Partnership in DevOps

Red Hat Developer Blog

This is part two of a four-part series on DevOps with Gene Kim and Red Hat IT’s Inception Team.

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Gene Kim and Red Hat IT Part 1: Getting DevOps Off the Ground

Red Hat Developer Blog

This is part one of a four-part series on DevOps with Gene Kim and Red Hat IT’s Inception Team.

Panelists:

  • Bill Montgomery: Manager, Red Hat IT
  • Steve Milner: Engineer, Red Hat IT
  • Jen Krieger: Product Owner, Red Hat IT
  • Tim Bielawa: Engineer, Red Hat IT
  • Chris Murphy: Engineer, Red Hat IT

Introduction:Gene Kim, award-winning CTO and co-author of “The Phoenix Project,” recently sat down with Red Hat IT’s Inception team to discuss their DevOps mission. Here are the highlights from the conversation.

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