This article is part two of a two part series by [Brandon Burton][solarce] which explores what [DevOps][devops] is and why it matters, where it has come since Brandon's article in July, and where you should be looking if you want to be involved.
Part two focuses on where DevOps has come since July and where you should be looking if you want to be involved.
What's happened since July
Back in July, I wrote an article entitled DevOps (and Reliam) and why it
matters which covered the idea of
CAMS, discussed briefly
where Reliam sees DevOps fitting into its business, and highlighted a number of
resources for following with growth of DevOps. Things have been very busy since
then. There has been an explosion of blogs, articles, conferences, user
groups, and online discussion about DevOps.
If you're still a little unsure what this DevOps thing is all about, I'd highly recommend you read or revisit the following URLs before digging into the rest of the content in this article.
- What is DevOps all about?
- What DevOps means to me
- What Is This DevOps Thing, Anyway?
- What DevOps Means to Me
Since DevOps is first and foremost about people, the most exciting goings on since July have been the meetups, conference talks, and videos people have been producing.
Meetups and Conferences
There have been a growing number of meetups, including
Additionally, we've seen DevOps Days conferences begin being organized, including
Some specific talks and videos
There have been DevOps related talks and videos occurring at meetups and other conferences, some of the ones I found excellent where
- Changing Culture to Enable DevOps
- DevOps for Business - Lessons Learned
- DevOps outside of Web Operations
- DevOps Cafe - London DevOps Roundtable
- DevOps Cafe - Open Mic at Kaching
- Jacob Kaplan-Moss on DevOps
There have been so many blog articles, but I'll try to highlight a few that I think are worth reading, probably twice.
- DevOps Demystified
- DevOps: The Re-emergance of Systems Engineering as a Discipline
- DevOps the Dyn Inc. way: How we Blend Operations and Engineering
- Enter Stage Right: DevOps
- DevOps is not a technology problem. DevOps is a business problem
- On Discovering DevOp
- The Hollow Hype around DevOps
- Systems Engineers are Software Developers
- Track Every Release
- A new breed of System Engineering
- Spliffs and Submarines: The Two Cultures and the State of DevOps
- Is DevOps Being Hijacked by Technologists?
- DevOps: State of the Nation
- What DevOps Is Not
- DevOps: cleans and shines without harsh scratching
- DevOps: These Soft Parts
- The State Of DevOps
- The Implications of Infrastructure as Code
- Challenges for the DevOps Crowd
- Approaching Legacy Environment Management with DevOps
Where to go next
So now that you've digested all the awesome DevOps content that's been cranked out since July, you're probably wondering where you should be looking so you can keep up on all the awesome content that's going to be produced in the future. I'm happy to share all the places I'm watching, which span your usual collection of blogs, podcasts, mailing lists, and Twitter.
Mailing Lists/Group Discussion
Twitter folks to Follow
And of course, you can follow the #devops hashtag on Twitter.
Blogs to Follow
- Planet DevOps
- Agile Sysadmin
- Kitchen Soap
- Agile Web Operations
- Just Enough Developed Infrastructure
In summary, DevOps has seen a lot of activity since July. There has been an explosion of blog posts, meetups, and conferences, particularly in the last couple of months. There are many places to be watching and hopefully you've been able to add a few to your list.