The focus of the Summit was Digital, which covered business and technology imperatives. There was a healthy exchange of insightful thoughts on the subject throughout the day, which I feel, has helped me adjust my benchmarks on the subject a bit. Amongst industry leaders, Digital does seem to have a range of interpretations. There does appear to be a common, broad understanding of what it means, but I find that there is variety in the points of focus in terms of the implications, the challenges and the opportunities that Digital presents.
The central theme of this article that I read, as I understood it, was that DevOps equates to having superhuman developers doing everything single-handedly, from software development to QA, Release Management, Deployment, etc. and that that’s the only way it can be.
I disagree. The essence of DevOps, where the role of the developer is concerned, is having more control over the lifecycle of the software being written.