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By Andi HARPIANTO posted Tue March 09, 2021 10:06 PM

  
As quoted from Wikipedia that DevOps is a set of practices that combines software development (Dev) and IT operations (Ops). It aims to shorten the systems development life cycle and provide continuous delivery with high software quality.
DevOps is complementary with Agile software development; several DevOps aspects came from the Agile methodology.

Definition

Other than it being a cross-functional combination of the terms and concepts for "development" and "operations," academics and practitioners have not developed a unique definition for the term "DevOps".

From an academic perspective, Len Bass, Ingo Weber, and Liming Zhu—three computer science researchers from the CSIRO and the Software Engineering Institute—suggested defining DevOps as "a set of practices intended to reduce the time between committing a change to a system and the change being placed into normal production, while ensuring high quality".

History

Many of the ideas fundamental to DevOps practices are inspired by, or mirror, practices such as Lean and Deming's Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle, through to The Toyota Way and the Agile approach of breaking down components and batch sizes. In 1993 the Telecommunications Information Networking Architecture Consortium (TINA-C) defined a Model of a Service Lifecycle that combined software development with (telecom) service operations. Some say that DevOps emerged in part as a reaction to the "top-down" proscriptive approach of ITIL in the 1990s. DevOps, as a "bottom-up" approach, gained traction and persisted because it was created by software engineers for software engineers, and is a flexible practice rather than a rigid framework.

In 2009, the first conference named devopsdays was held in Ghent, Belgium. The conference was founded by Belgian consultant, project manager and agile practitioner Patrick Debois. The conference has now spread to other countries.

In 2012, the State of DevOps report was conceived and launched by Alanna Brown at Puppet. As of 2014, the annual State of DevOps report was published by Nicole Forsgren, Gene Kim, Jez Humble and others. In 2014, they found that DevOps adoption was accelerating. Also in 2014, Lisa Crispin and Janet Gregory wrote the book More Agile Testing, containing a chapter on testing and DevOps.

The Here and Now

The term DevOps, however, has been used in multiple contexts.

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