It’s been a while since SD Times published the article, “What’s the deal with DevOps?,” but we think it’s still very relevant and full of insight for those concerned about DevOps, the close coordination of all of IT in the development of software products. Naturally, someone from Exadel is extensively quoted in the article — Igor Landes, Exadel VP of Engineering.
We encourage you to read the full article, which includes insights from a variety of experts, but we’ve also summarized the main points by Igor drawn from his comments starting on (web) page 3.
- The longer the product lifecycle the more important it is to share resources between development and support.
- Don’t just focus on tools for DevOps. You must think about adjusting mindset and processes to support DevOps.
- To benefit fully from DevOps, the architectural approach to products itself needs to be changed to take into account deployment requirements.
- Don’t automatically combine all resources and tools for promoting DevOps. After thinking about it, some things may still need to be kept separate.
- Once you start thinking seriously about DevOps, you’ll be surprised as you begin to look at a variety of development activities in a new light — like unit tests, test automation, and data sources.
Read the article to see how Igor fleshes out these points and to learn from the insights of other experts in the article.
— Exadel Updates (@exadel) August 28, 2015