Anti-Patterns in DevOps

June 12, 2022
We discuss various anti-patterns in software engineering, including password management, team structures, mean time to recover, and more.

An anti-pattern is a pattern that you use to fix a short-term problem at the expense of your long-term goals. The insidious thing about anti-patterns isn’t that they don’t work or fail outright, but that they work in the short term while causing long-term failure and pain. This week on the show Jillian, Will and I discuss the various anti-patterns and cargo culting in software engineering, including password management, team structures, mean time to recover, and docker files management.

In this episode…

  • What is cargo cult software engineering?
  • Favorite anti-patterns
  • Password management
  • Team structure and silos
  • Mean time to recover
  • Docker files management
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