DevOps is Series: Jez Humble
There are many takes on what DevOps is. There are many different angles from many people.
In this series, we will explore a few of the different opinions of key companies and influencers on what DevOps is and what it means to key influencers in the space.
Jez Humble says DevOps is
“not a goal, but a never-ending process of continual improvement.”
“a cross-disciplinary community of practice dedicated to the study of building, evolving and operating rapidly-changing resilient systems at scale.”
Important points about what DevOps is: Change, Continuous, Collaborative, Multidisciplinary/Multistage
Jez Humble is one of the God Fathers of DevOps, having written several books relating to the topic including The DevOps Handbook, Continuous Delivery, Accelerate and more. He is a thought leader in the space, helping shape the conversation on what DevOps is and how it relates to digital transformation.
Jez frequently talks about several recurrent points when he talks about DevOps. He discusses elements of continuous change, collaboration and multidisciplinary activities and alignment. Here he also discusses resilient systems, the idea that systems need to be designed to fail gracefully and recover from failure. Let’s see how that lines up with other practitioners opinions.
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