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Separation of CI and CD processes

Is it appropriate to keep the DevOps resources in a different repo from the git repos where the project source codes are placed for the execution of DevOps processes? some benefits i expected ...
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What considerations should be taken into account for a good log file format?

We have a practical question I struggle to answer : What is a good logfile schema? Here are the caveats: There are several workloads, each writing more than one log file Applications are on more ...
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Is there any relationship between "production engineering" and DevOps?

Production engineering: "Production engineering is a combination of manufacturing technology, engineering sciences with management science." (Wikipedia) Is there any relationship to/with DevOps? To ...
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Help! No development infrastructure in company! I've been tasked to implement it!

Background: I've recently started at a company and I've bee tasked to essentially modernize the development team/dept. Currently the problems are: Developers currently develop on a live site. Sites ...
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How to explain the Twelve Factors to non techy people?

The Twelve Factors is a sort of manifesto seen as a road-map for developers to follow when building modern web-based applications. How would you explain each of the 12 factors in less than three ...
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Does QA in DevOps roles means CI/CD or more?

One of views on DevOps is to say that it combines fileds of Development, Operations and Quality Assurance. Now many DevOps roles have focus either on development with the left shift in terms of ...
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How can I build & maintain a personal, cross-platform 'toolkit' of commonly used applications?

I've discovered a number of open source tools over the years which have become an essential part of my personal workflow & productivity in my current day job (project manager / business analyst). ...
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DevOps in space related context?

If you compare the "mainstream" DevOps if there is such, is a DevOps practice in a spacecraft related context much different, or not? If this is too broad, take avionics software context as example. ...
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Can be DevOps culture mapped to a specific type of organization as described by Laloux?

In his book, "Reinventing organizations", Frederic Laloux describes a historical evolution of organizations and their systems of internal structure, management and values. Where will an organization ...
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What is the optimal speed relation of CI/CD jobs to a (reference) local machine?

Today, you could more or less setup a CI/CD toolchain by youself, even locally. Indeed I have seen teams doing it in an ITSM environment because the communication with management did not work. ...
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Kanban to catch a quick-moving situation

We have a brownfield project which was recently struck by disaster (many people leaving for unrelated reasons, too many new customers, much too large backlog for much to few people, etc.). Management ...
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Proper mapping for service architectures, Docker and BitBucket mapping - how do you do it?

With Atlassian BitBucket, you can have: Projects, which incorporate.. Source code repositories. Now, you could have a microservices with more than just one codebase and need therefore more than just ...
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DMAIC - Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve, Control in the DevOps world?

Six Sigma's DMAIC (see also Wikipedia) has been there before continuous procedures, so I think more or less these concepts have been nourishing itil, then CI/CD and now DevOps as well. Still I am not ...
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Crash course in Dev for Ops?

I schooled in CompSci where we were primarily taught Java, but what I learned there is that my passion is systems, so I've always worked the ops side. I'm handy with scripting, so I'm not looking for ...
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Can we consider usage of git lfs for artifacts equally mature strategy to an artifactory?

Git lfs is just support for large files in Git -> good for example for a video file sample if you need it, right? But, if you have large artifacts like a trained model or an uber-jar or some other ...
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Data Science pipelines and monolithic model blobs

Normally, one important topic in DevOps is how we take care of automated creation and delivery of software artefacts. With the rise of data science there is a new type of artefact - monolithic binary ...
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Process guidance for new development team leader

I've just recently taken over leadership of a small team of developers within our group. The previous Team Leader was very much into micro-management and ran the development stream in a six week ...
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Methodology for software development and deploy in fast-paced agency

Background: Three months ago I was called to do a freelance job for a rather big agency, with 40~50 employees. Things were chaotic when I got here. The entire development team had been hired by ...
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What are known efforts to establish DevOps ontology model?

Today, for many domains there is a semantic ontology for making domain data machine-readable. There are quite many terms in the DevOps and related domains, often established by vendors but applicable ...
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What are formal criteria for establishing declarative pipelines, or pipelines as a code?

Stepping from "crafted" DevOps toolchains to declarative pipelines is imo next transformation step towards even more productivity which requires additional effort. Any experiences what can be the "...
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What do businesses that employ multiple development teams use to implement DevOps in a structured manner?

Adding DevOps practices to a single development team is a relatively simple proposition as it usually comes down to introducing either people to the team to build up a DevOps, Release Engineering or ...
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