Why is DevOps important?
July 12, 2021DevOps is built on the timeless principle of cooperation. Whether the term remains, the concepts driving DevOps are here to stay. The only question is this: in what new ways will we apply these principles?
I recently wrote an article to answer the philisophical question “Why is DevOps important?” Feel free to read the full article, but here’s my TLDR:
DevOps is just a fancy name for a specific application of timeless principles such as cooperation. Cooperation has been with us since the dawn of humankind, and will be with us for as long as humanity, at least as we know it, exists. Whatever tools, methods, and even silly terms, we can use to facilitate this is probably helpful.
Taylorism is dead. Long live Taylorism!
Taylorism has gotten a lot of flack for being inhumane at worst, and ineffective at best. But DevOps is about applying Taylorism to computer systems.
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