"You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means." --Inigo Montoya (Princess Bride)I just read a headline on LinkedIn. "Why DevOps is Key to Software Success". My initial impression from the title and many like it is that all of the programmers and operations staff need to be cross trained and merge into this new classification leaving the uni-skilled programmer or operator in the dust.
Point in fact that Wikipedia defines DevOps as a method and not a role. On the one hand I'm relieved that I was wrong but disheartened by a recent conversation where a manager referred to a DevOps as a person in a role. What I realize is that I have been a practicing the DevOps method for over 30 years. In that time every program that I put into production needed the design, care and feeding stipulated by the DevOps method.
DevOps is nothing new. It just has a new name.