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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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