Book by Paul Swartout
James Pic, Hacks since 2002, full Linux since 2006
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BDFL @ YourLabs
Dev @ Memopol (LQDN)
Ops @ Hearo.fm
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The Elephant in the Room, Banksy exhibition, 2006 Barely Legal show, Los Angeles, with Tai
A method of finding software issues as early as possible within the development cycle and ensuring all parts of the overall platform talk to each other correctly.
Something to be ignored or bypassed because it takes effort.
The act of pushing a release into a given environment.
Something the Operations team does.
A way of working that encourages the Development and Operations teams to work together in a highly collaborative way towards the same goal.
A way to get developers to take on operational tasks and vice versa.
A single code drop to a given environment (testing, staging, production, and so on).
A huge bundle of changes that are handed over to someone else to sort out (tag, commit, branch, zip, packages...).
A change to the platform (software, hardware, infrastructure, and so on) is live and being used by customers.
Something that has been notionally signed off as something that should work when it goes live.
A method of delivering fully working and tested software in small incremental chunks to the production platform.
A method of delivering huge chunks of code every few weeks or months.