How to build DevOps characteristics: It takes more than money

Source – techtarget.com How do you keep software engineers happy and productive? The key lies in understanding how they think and what they expect from a cultural perspective. Engineers who have adopted the DevOps mindset don’t necessarily think like other employees. They’re working for more than just a paycheck. Yes, the usual perks and DevOps characteristics — a good salary, a nice working environment, incentive-based bonuses and the like — will help you to attract and motivate these professionals. But on their own, they

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7 Non-Technical Skills You Need To Succeed In A DevOps Career

Source – forbes.com DevOps (“development” meets “operations”) is still an evolving field. Asked for a definition, even some in other technical roles might struggle to pin it down. The best way to think of it, though, is less as a specific collection of skills necessary for a specific role, and more as a culture or philosophy about how to develop software. The core creed of DevOps revolves around the idea that inter-departmental collaboration, communication, and constant improvement are the keys to

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IT incident response ditches root cause analysis process

Source – techtarget.com NEW YORK — IT incident response must change to keep up with DevOps. The root cause analysis process embraced by many enterprise sysadmins should be the first thing to go. In the world of monolithic legacy applications, root cause analysis — identifying the specific line of code, switch port or hard drive that set off a domino effect to cause an outage — is the first step during an IT incident response. But as apps evolve into microservicesdistributed over

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Build a version control process for DevOps infrastructure

Source – techtarget.com Inside businesses of all shapes and sizes, modern IT teams have adopted DevOps practices to roll out changes faster, while delivering more stable software on more reliable infrastructure. Anyone can do it, as long as they learn fundamental skills. IT teams must embrace infrastructure as code (IaC) to apply DevOps practices. IaC enables automation, testability, quality control and more predictability during deployments. Perhaps more importantly, it demands that infrastructure-focused team members become aware of software development practices. A version

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Dev Ringers: DevOps engineers or full-stack developers?

Source – jaxenter.com For some businesses, deciding between investing in DevOps engineers or full-stack developers is no small feat. This is due, in part of course, to the fact that nobody really seems to know what DevOps is. As one of the most talked-about and on-trend tech roles in recent years, it’s initially kind of staggering how hard DevOps can be to define. Perhaps there’s a reason for that. Typical advice to businesses considering their options usually goes something along the lines of “If

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DevOps engineers think Docker, Ansible and Kubernetes are the top 3 tools to learn

Source – jaxenter.com The data is in. According to Packt’s third annual Skill Up survey, Machine Learning, Big Data, and cloud computing are the top three trends in tech for 2017. Five thousand developers and tech professionals across the world responded to Packt’s third annual Skill Up survey to share their thoughts on the latest tech tools and trends, and how they work and learn. This year’s survey went even deeper than previous years, asking respondents to share their opinions on

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Which DevOps Skills Pay the Most?

Source – insights.dice.com Those DevOps experts who command the highest salaries also possess some extraordinary skills. Not only do they know the ins and outs of the latest enterprise automation technology, for example, but they also have the “soft skills” necessary to operate collaboratively across any given organization. They can finesse their way through every stage of the software-development lifecycle, all the way through implementation. Most of all, DevOps experts are good at handling transitions. While most employees regard change

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Does Your DevOps Department Need More Attention? [Infographic]

Souce:- appdynamics.com There are some big red flags that signify your DevOps department needs an overhaul. Your deployment process seems to take forever. It only work from a few developers’ computers. It’s different for each server you deploy to. Sound familiar? Luckily the warning signs of a DevOps department in need of help are pretty easy to recognize. Read on to learn how to identify if and when your infrastructure team needs more attention—plus a few suggestions to implement those

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Eight best practices for hiring DevOps engineers

Source:- zdnet.com Technavio, a market research firm, predicts that the worldwide DevOps market will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 19 percent through 2020. Companies in financial services, healthcare, manufacturing and services are all adopting DevOps methodologies to speed new applications to market, as is the public sector. What is attracting firms to DevOps? The word itself, which originated as a combined expression of ‘software DEVelopment’ and ‘information technology OPerationS’, describes a methodology and supporting tools that invite

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