How devops changes both dev and ops

Devops is the literal and figurative fusion of development and operations. For years, these two groups have been separated by cultural and knowledge boundaries, particularly inside larger enterprise IT organizations.

This separation was straightforward: Developers focused on nothing more than code and operations focused on taking that code and making sure it stayed running. The complete disconnect between these two groups led to long QA cycles and infrequent production deployments for fear of downtime or breaking something.

A combination of organizational divisions, risk aversion, and sequential, “waterfall” methods of software delivery meant it could be a year or more between major software updates. In many large organizations, these practices remain in place today.

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