Category : Tools
Someone asked at one of the forums if the DevOps hype is justified – after all “it’s something we’ve been doing for the last 20 years”…
It’s a good question and here’s what I have to say:
DevOps isn’t new, but the hype around it is all about the ever-growing amount and speed of change in the development process. We’ve seen large shifts in development methodologies and release strategies over the last 5-10 years – towards shorter cycles, continuous delivery, automated testing, etc. New tools and practices have been established to deal with these new requirements and organizations now clearly see the competitive advantage they provide.
So yes, the discipline itself isn’t new, but it’s role in the software manufacturing process is becoming more visible and acknowledged than ever. That’s what the hype is about.