CHAPTER1

DevOps Principles for Successful Web Sites

Because this is a book about web development and operations, you need to know more than just how to build web sites. You also have to understand how teams within a company interact, and which best practices it’s important to follow. The interaction of software engineers and system administrators has given rise to the term developer operations or DevOps, because of the way these teams cross each other’s boundaries to work as a single logical unit. I thought this would be the best subject to start off with, because without some kind of union or partnership between these two groups (and others, for that matter), you aren’t going to get very far, particularly if you’re building a large, complex ...

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