Reinforce Your DevOps Toolchain with 7 Highly Effective Habits
DevOps is about bringing formerly siloed organizations — development and operations — closer together. This involves more than just better communications: it also entails adopting a common toolset to speed up software delivery processes and enable effective collaboration between developers and operations staff. Forrester recently published a list of seven DevOps habits, some of which require the adoption of a DevOps toolchain:
- Get developers and IT operations people talking to one another.
- Prioritize work according to the needs of the business.
- Automate build, test and release processes to reduce errors and enable scaling.
- Simplify and standardize the development and production environments.
- Instill a culture of systems engineering across both development and operations.
- Implement feedback and feed-forward loops between dev and IT ops.
- Put developers on the front line of support.
- DevOps is 25 percent technology, 75 percent culture.
- Tom Limoncelli describes the five ways you can assess your progress towards establishing a DevOps culture.
- Build bridges and bust the silos with a common toolchain.
- Gene Kim, author of The Phoenix Project, talks about companies where DevOps has made a big difference.
- For many leading-edge companies, Puppet Enterprise is a necessary part of the DevOps toolchain.