Thank you for purchasing the MEAP for Operations Anti-Patterns, DevOps Solutions. This book is primarily aimed at engineers and middle managers who have been curious about making a transition into more of a DevOps style of working. To get the most out of this book, you should understand the software development lifecycle employed at your company along with some basic programming experience in any language. A functional understanding of version control will also be useful.
When I first heard the word DevOps, I instantly felt that this was the answer to a lot of the problems I’d experienced in my career. Poor automation, goals and incentives not aligned, a paternalistic attitude between teams and a general lack of a strong, collaborative working environment. The more I read and talked with people in the DevOps community I was convinced that this DevOps idea was something special and a logical evolution of the development and operations relationship.