Five Keys to Building a Successful DevOps Culture

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Nothing can damage your focus more than having to respond to an emergency or application outage. We need to build apps that are able to withstand the inevitable failures of a complex system. Our applications should degrade gracefully. They should be built such that one component cannot catastrophically impede the functioning of the application overall. Having a resilient application allows us to respond to failure with cooler heads and thoughtful decision-making. Knowing that our continuous delivery pipeline is in place allows us to focus on solving the problem and bringing our application back to full functionality without unnecessary hurdles.

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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