Tom Healy of Jama Software published a blog entry entitled, “DevOps is Dead, Long Live DevOps” as did Andrey Akselrod and also Nir Cohen. Interestingly, I find these pieces to have related concerns but different reasoning. Clearly, there are naysayers within the IT community that don’t buy into the DevOps fanboi messaging; and that’s okay!
Personally, I believe the IT industry is notorious for taking a good concept, like DevOps, and twisting and contorting it until it fits a consistent model that highlights tooling (product) over outcomes, specialization over generalization, and engineering prowess over simplification. We have seen this same pattern occur with Java, Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), Cloud Computing, and now we see it with DevOps. Ultimately, the downside negative impact is that we lose the support and interest of business as these efforts become more and more technical in nature. Moreover, it feeds an ever increasing cost of operations for IT and minimizes the available pool of candidates for jobs.
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