DevOps without a technical background

I have a humanitarian background, and a few months ago, DevOps was just that funny bearded man I met at the bar last Friday. However, I am currently working as a marketing generalist at Corewide and can reasonably well explain what Development Operations are. So who can find this article helpful? Business owners who want to make their sites or applications faster and more accessible or optimize their maintenance costs. Non-engineering professionals who wish to change the scope of activities by cooperating with companies that provide DevOps as a service. Students and young information technology professionals who choose the path for further development and consider DevOps as a potential field for growth.

DevOps isn’t science. It’s a philosophy.

How does it work, and what is the advantage of DevOps?

Tools and practices of DevOps

Dispel the myth

  1. In the classic interpretation, “DevOps engineer” is either a programmer who started to work with infrastructure or a sysadmin who started to program. That is, to put it quite simply. Their job is to link the two camps to bring synergy to their work and thereby save the stocks of sprat and other valuable commercial species. Once again, DevOps is not a profession but a methodology. If a DevOps label could be put on a person, then everyone on a coordinated team would be a DevOps-PM, DevOps-backender, DevOps-QA, and DevOps-cleaner.
  2. DevOps is only for unicorns. The term “unicorn” has been assigned not only to companies that have fully adopted the DevOps philosophy but also to those that have matured operationally to a point where they’re in a state of continuous improvement, allowing for continuous delivery of software — and more. Yet, they’ve been doing it since before the term DevOps even existed.
  3. You can be certified in DevOps. DevOps isn’t about tools and processes but instead building a culture of collaboration and empathy. Any attempts to create a certification program will spark a passionate debate on its merits and necessity.
  4. DevOps is only for small developing software companies and startups. Leading organizations, including Netflix, NASA, Amazon, Google, Starbucks, LinkedIn, GE, Target, Airbnb, HubSpot, Nike, etc., practice DevOps. It is developed for and used by everyone irrespective of their industry and the size of the company. Every business enterprise wants to make necessary improvements in its cycle time or time to market.
  5. By the way, the idea of DevOps is only for large companies is also as prevalent as the previous myth. Many startups don’t see the point in DevOps as they mistakenly think it’s a vast, expensive resource that only corporations should use.

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