Five Keys to Building a Successful DevOps Culture

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We want to take the concern out of releasing a new feature and putting code in front of our users. Instead of extensive specifications and endless QA cycles, we want developers to push code that is automatically tested. Code is tested while it is being developed, giving developers immediate and actionable feedback, keeping them focused on the code at hand. Code that is continuously tested should be less error prone, and easier to release. DevOps is about empowering a team to get their code out to a user quickly. Continuous integration removes the hurdle of traditional QA cycles.

The impact of DevOps has grown over time, particularly within today’s competitive and face-paced IT environment. The abundance of programming languages, tools and software services has created near-unlimited options for developers to build and create innovative applications. But to remain agile, the creator is also the implementor. The line between developer roles has become blurry and it is no longer sufficient to be an expert in one particular area. From the small startup to the large enterprise, teams are embracing DevOps culture to push their applications forward and respond to changes quickly. This slideshow, from Chris Kelly, developer/evangelist at New Relic, will discuss five characteristics of a successful DevOps culture.


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