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Aim for Operability, not DevOps As A Cult

The DevOps Handbook describes an admirable DevOps As A Philosophy based on flow, feedback, continual learning and experimentation. However, a near-decade of naivety, confusion, and profiteering surrounding DevOps has left the IT industry with DevOps As A Cult and the benefits of Operability are all too often overlooked. In this article Steve Smith explains why DevOps As A Philosophy is a laudable ideal, why DevOps As A Cult is the unpleasant reality, and why organisations should instead focus on Operability as an enabler of Continuous Delivery.Read More »

Publishing the Measuring Continuous Delivery book

An book on the what, why, and how of measuring Continuous Delivery adoption within an organisation The latest ebook from our founder Steve Smith is now available – “Measuring Continuous Delivery“. “Measuring Continuous Delivery” covers the what, why, and how of measuring Continuous Delivery adoption within an organisation. It is aimed at executives, managers, practitioners, and anyone else […]Read More »

Announcing the Measuring Continuous Delivery book

An book on the what, why, and how of measuring Continuous Delivery adoption within an organisation

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End-To-End Testing Considered Harmful

End-To-End Testing is deemed valuable by many organisations, but the false confidence and opportunity costs it generates are at odds with Continuous Delivery. Why is End-To-End Testing so commonplace, and yet so ineffective?Read More »

Release Testing Is Risk Management Theatre

Continuous Delivery often leads to the discovery of suboptimal practices within an organisation, and the Release Testing antipattern is a common example. What is Release Testing, and why is it an example of Risk Management Theatre?Read More »

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