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DevOps is just cooperation

Any time you hear the word "DevOps" in a sentance, phrase, or title, replace it with the word "Cooperation" and see if it still makes sense.

DevOps is not a set of tools

In the same way that tools don't make art, tools don't make DevOps.

The U-Shaped Cell

The Toyota Production System's U-Shaped Cell is a favorite DevOps analogy: Put all the tools within reach of a single developer.

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10 Methods for In-Depth Code Review

For many of us, code review is like eating broccoli: We know it's good for us, but we hate it. Here are my 10 tangible tips to improve the value of code reviews, and hopefully make them less distasteful.

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How to learn DevOps

In this article, my goal is to clear up some confusion about “DevOps”, and provide some pointers for those who want to learn more.

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Is remote work doomed to failure?

I predict that within 5 years, a majority of companies with optional work-from-home policy will be migrating back to an in-person workforce. But hope is not lost for those who are intentional about building a remote-first workplace.

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Why Is DevOps Important? A Philosophical Look for 2021

DevOps 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?

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What is the ROI of Test-Driven Development?

Common break-even calculations for TDD are wrong when experienced TDD devs are involved becuase TDD makes development faster.

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The Zero-prep Postmortem: How to run your first incident postmortem with no preparation

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4 Benefits of Continous Deployment

Not long ago, the idea of a one-button software build was novel. Now it seems blasé and continuous deployment takes that concept to the next level.

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Can Pull Requests Be Replaced?

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Is Kubernetes Right for a Small Team?

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Go JSON Tricks: The Self-Referencing Marshaler

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My Funny Habit: Code Review for Solo Projects

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How to Land a Job Using GitHub

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Why Great Habits Are More Important Than Great Skills

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The 3 Best Config File Formats

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Better WFH: Making remote work more effective

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