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Best Guide to Getting Started In DevOps
As DevOps starts to become trendy, more people are beginning to recognize this budding industry as the next haven for the IT minded innovators of our time. Everyday more companies are looking to DevOps for their IT solutions and more people are beginning their DevOps journey. The DevOps world is still new and relatively unexplored, yet people are writing books, businesses are adopting it's methodologies and companies are starting certification programs at an exponential rate. Getting up to speed in any new industry can be difficult and intimidating, which is why we put together a simple and comprehensive guide to Getting Started In DevOps.
What is DevOps?If you do a quick search, you will see no lack of answers from every news source, thought leader, and blog in the IT industry. This is due to the fact that it is both the most searched and most answered question you will come across. While there is no one true answer, many people agree that DevOps is the idea of Developers and Operations working together to achieve a goal. For a more detailed and widely regarded answer we suggest What is DevOps by The Agile Admin.
Books: The Industry StandardsThere are many great books that you will read throughout your DevOps journey but if you are getting started, these are 3 of the industry standards you want to have in your back pocket.
The LingoOver the past couple years we have seen the evolution of the Waterfall methodology turn into Lean, turn into Agile, turn into Continuous Delivery. There are a lot of new words out there for any beginner trying to break into the DevOps community. Below is a list of words worth keeping in your DevOps pocket dictionary at all times.
|Agentless||Continuous Delivery||Orchestration Pipeline|
|Build Automation||Lean||Release Management|