I am still learning about DevOps, I wonder in Academia the workloads can often be quite heavy, I noticed there are variations on the DevOps methodology, e.g. DataOps and DevSecOps.

I wonder if there is something like StudentOps or similar to this especially targetted to the more scientific and computer science like subjects? I have noticed a similar question: DevOps in research and science projects? . But this does not explain why additionally one has not been developed for academia.

  • What should be the deliverable and the pipeline to it? X-ops does not actually make much sense to me. So if you automate a LaTeX paper script and data experiments linked to its figures could be one thing.
    – Ta Mu
    May 10, 2019 at 5:26
  • What is x-ops? I have now heard of this.
    – SomeT
    May 10, 2019 at 12:05
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    "X-Ops" is meant as X=younameit because some groups try to emphasize their specific part/aspect of lifecycle
    – Ta Mu
    May 10, 2019 at 12:46
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    DevOps means a team made of Developers and Operators, it's an organization pattern. Who would be the Operators in your StudentOps, how would they differ in primary workload from the Sudents ?
    – Tensibai
    May 10, 2019 at 15:07
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    DevOps is more like a mindset, that a concrete methodology, If you process have conditions to Flow, Feedback and Experiment, you are doing DevOps even if you don't have any Devs and Ops departments. I am strongly recommend you read [The Phoenix Project][1] [1]: amazon.com/Phoenix-Project-DevOps-Helping-Business/dp/… Pd: DevSecOps sucks. Security should be embedded in Dev and Ops, don't add a new complexity layer.
    – PaulRM
    May 11, 2019 at 1:57

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Is there a DevOps methodology aimed towards academia and students? No.

  • Should there be? Instead of having students ship software in zip files or on paper, have them commit code to a VCS that automatically kicks off a report to the TAs? It lets them work in “proper environments” right from the start.
    – Birb
    Jan 6, 2020 at 21:36

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