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Developers: “On DevOps Tooling”

DevOps Tooling

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Organizations of all sizes are under serious pressure to deliver better software faster – and more efficiently. Developers are a creative bunch that can move at warp speed – if you let them. How can the DevOps toolchain help (or hurt) their productivity? And what are engineers thinking about when they think about pipelines and associated tooling?


Developers want to use the tools, stacks and languages that they love. They should! In fact, they should also experiment with NEW technology and tools, knowing that Ops can support it in production.


Developers don’t like to be boxed into a web-based GUI.  So, if they are more productive using the command line, DSLs, SDKs and REST APIs… let ‘em!


Version control helps development teams track changes in a collaborative, and safe Version all the things, man!


Developers want production deployments to NOT FAIL. Dynamic Cloud, Infrastructure-as-Code, Process-as-code, and a Pipeline-as-product mindset can introduce engineering rigor and repeatability into the release process.


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More Stories By Anders Wallgren

Anders Wallgren is Chief Technology Officer of Electric Cloud. Anders brings with him over 25 years of in-depth experience designing and building commercial software. Prior to joining Electric Cloud, Anders held executive positions at Aceva, Archistra, and Impresse. Anders also held management positions at Macromedia (MACR), Common Ground Software and Verity (VRTY), where he played critical technical leadership roles in delivering award winning technologies such as Macromedia’s Director 7 and various Shockwave products.