The opposite of DevOps is despair.
This chapter is about the culture and set of practices known as “DevOps.” In a DevOps organization, software developers and operational engineers work together as one team that shares responsibility for a web site or service. This is in contrast to organizations where developers and operational personnel work independently and often with conflicting goals. DevOps is the modern way to run web services.
DevOps combines some cultural and attitude shifts with some common-sense processes. Originally based on applying Agile methodology to operations, the result is a streamlined set of principles and processes that can create reliable services.
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