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Questions tagged [terminology]

For questions about clarifications of DevOps terms. Use this tag to ask about unclear or ambiguous terms, and remember to show any research you've found already before asking about a definition.

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How does Vagrant differ from Ansible and Docker?

I understand that Ansible is a Configuration Management (CM) tool for orchestrating, deploying (and continuously upgrading) software and conf via a special YAML format created for that software, and ...
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What is a “mesh”?

In this context and cloud computing, I read about "service mesh" and/or "serverless mesh" but I don't fully understand what it is. Can you explain?
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What is warm(ing) up?

There are a few questions that mention something about warm up, such as: How to filter out system-generated calls in monitoring of Azure Webapps? ... to keep the container instance/VM warmed up. ...
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Browser Based Programmable Workflow Engine

I'm not even sure if the title is the proper term to describe such application. Below are the characteristics of the application I'm looking for. Entirely web based user interface (Everything ...
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What are the measures of size and complexity of IT infrastructure

How can I compare different infrastructure in regards to size and complexity. What can I measure and compare e.g. number of nodes, number of servers, architectures etc. How do those measures and ...
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Dealing with ambiguity of the terms publish vs. deploy

DevOps terminology sometimes originates in products as introduced by their authors. As a result, there are some standard actions described by ambigous terms. In mixed teams and large heterogeneous ...
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What is a glob in salt-stack?

I was going through targeting minions in salt. There I came across a term called glob. Can someone explain with an example what is a glob in Salt-Stack?
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What is the term for a deployment designed to make a future cutover seamless (not blue/green)?

I'm currently working on a new major version (v2) of an application meant to replace the current production version (v1). This redesign carries with it changes to the front-end, public API layer, ...
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Who is responsible for running and maintaining shared services in DevOps

As a member of a small agile development team developing an application heavily relying on Kafka I wonder what implications the DevOps paradigm of You build it, you run it has regarding running and ...
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What is the proper term for lead time from commit to deployment?

I know for example following DevOps relevant concepts related to time: MTTR - mean time to recovery Sprint length - fixed agreed time to hand over features to customer (what this specificall implies ...
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From Java Developer to DevOps and will devops die? [closed]

Hi all :) I want to switch from java developer to devops because i want to work something more interesting. I know that as a devops i will have to code but beside that i hope i will learn some new ...
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Time series data stores in CI context - meaning?

From reading this job ad: You believe CI servers, push button deploys, time series data stores, metrics dashboards, and centralized logging are not just “nice to haves” they are critical pieces ...
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What is the difference between Tasksel and CMTs like Ansible/Salt/Puppet/Chef?

What is the difference between Tasksel and Configuration Management Tools (CMTs) like Ansible/Salt/Puppet/Chef? I'm not sure Tasksel should be considered a "CMT". Maybe "Package Installation ...
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What's difference between on-premise and SaaS?

I just curious what's difference between on-premise and SaaS?
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What is difference between release and deployment?

What is the basic difference between software release and deploy? What is the relation between software release management and continuous deployment?
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What is DevOps? [duplicate]

Please bear with me as this might get a bit deep. I’ve been reading though some documentation of a error logging SaaS I’m using in an application I’m building. Quite a few times they gave me the ...
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Docker vs CMS - related or a different thing?

I am new to DevOps and I am trying to catch the techniques and their names and meanings. I looked wikipedia explanations on Puppet (a Configuration Management System example) and that of Docker. ...
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Are CI and CD DevOps team tasks or are these separate professions? [duplicate]

DevOps is about preventing silos and let teams work more together then let them throwing things over the wall. In an ideal situation every individual in a DevOps team is able to create programs, test ...
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What's the term for moving/promoting code between deployment environments

I'm looking for a term that unambiguously describes the process of promoting a "deployment bundle" (for lack of a more accurate/technical term) from one deployment environment to another, from ...
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Exemplify CI/CD to a colleague from Microsoft world using product-neutral terms

After a chat with a colleague who collaborates with quite high-end projects on Microsoft stack (for example, ASP.Net + MS SQL Server). An interesting outcome was that although I believe that DevOps ...
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What is Titus and what issues does it solve?

I read an article from Medium Titled "The Evolution of Container Usage at Netflix" and watched a couple of videos on the topic, but it is unclear to me why Titus (referenced in these) should be used. ...
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What is an artifactory?

There are quite some questions and answers that mention "artifactory". I wouldn't be surprised if it is somehow related to artifacts. My questions: What is actually an "artifactory" (in the context ...
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What is the difference between DevOps engineer Vs DevOps consultant Vs DevOps architect?

What is the difference between DevOps engineer Vs DevOps consultant Vs DevOps architect? Considering Role wise & Salary wise & Seniority wise & job demand wise, etc.
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Is Gradle used to automate deployment of EAR and WAR files to application servers?

I'm getting a bit deeper into Gradle and want to further automate the process. Generally speaking what are the approaches towards interacting with application servers? I'd want to automate deploying ...
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Definition of “Done” for DevOps

I've being recently interviewed for a DevOps position. One of the questions I was asked was: What is your definition of "done" in the DevOps context? The question is rather broad, but, as I ...
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What is a difference between a Walking Skeleton and an MVP?

I've recently stumbled upon the "Walking skeleton" term and got a bit confused about the terminology. Is it the same or a variation of a Minimum Viable Product, or how does it relate to MVP in ...
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What is Systems Thinking?

The "First Way" in Gene Kim's explanation of DevOps requires "Systems Thinking" https://itrevolution.com/the-three-ways-principles-underpinning-devops/ Where can one learn the ability for "Systems ...
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Is DevSecOps indeed a new practice worth a professional term?

Or rather marketing slang? Currently, I am not always sure how to build a consense which words deliver informational value and which are thought to attract customers. So, DevOps would include ...
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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 is, or could be the formal and/or officially established definion of a “stage”?

Many of us use this term in daily business quite intuitively: "build stage", "test stage" and used long before the rise of DevOps. But is there a formal and/or well-established definition of this ...
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What is the difference between packages and artifacts?

I would like to understand the difference between package and artifact. Also In what context we should use these terms.
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Vendoring - what is it?

In various tools there is the concept of "vendoring". i.e. Ruby's bundle, and Chef's Berkshelf. "vendor" is not a verb and in documentation it's often assumed that I know what it means. Can someone ...
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What is a Notes Day and can it be used in DevOps transformation?

Lately I am hearing about more and more companies adopting the Pixar concept of a Notes Day and I was wondering what exactly is a Notes Day, what would be a good format for such event and mainly if it ...
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What is a Platform Engineer?

I've been called many things over my career, most of them polite - more recently the work to build CI/CD pipelines has been termed "Platform Engineer" or "Platform Engineering". The risk of such a ...
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What processes enable software vendor/supplier management in a DevOps way of working?

Within a traditional separate Development and Operations organisations, procedures and processes are put in place to ensure that relationships between software vendors and suppliers are maintained. ...
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Why shouldn't I try to hire a 'DevOps Engineer'?

The idea of having a DevOps Engineer has become quite popular recently, and it seems appealing to just have a person who can slot in and provide many of the benefits of DevOps, as described in the ...
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What could be a valid definition of DevOps to introduce it to a novice?

I've done / created lots of SCM related presentations, and now I'm trying to "upgrade" to a DevOps successor of it. What I always try to do in my presentations, is to come up with an introduction ...
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What is a “Walking Skeleton”?

One of my agile teams has taken an interesting approach in the early stages of their project. Instead of starting the project with a Sprint 0 where they setup code infrastructure and decide on the ...
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Is Continuous Delivery the Control Framework for DevOps?

I've been reading Jim Bird's DevOpsSec book, one of the statements in Chapter 4 - Security as Code is as follows: Agile ideas and principles—working software over documentation, frequent delivery, ...
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What Is SecOps?

First when I heard the word SecOps, I thought of it as a management approach that aims to connect security and operations teams, in much the same way that DevOps unifies developers and operations team....
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What is the definition of “cattle not pets”?

The term "treat your servers like cattle not pets" has proliferated in recent years, particularly when applied to Docker containers and Virtual Machines What does it actually mean?
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What is “Push on Green”?

Within Google and other DevOps organisations, they talk about "Push on Green" which I am lead to believe is the practice of continuous delivery based upon a successful run of automated tests, and ...
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What is “Infrastructure as Code”?

The phrase "Infrastructure as Code" has been mentioned several times in the last two weeks in different contexts. What does it actually mean in a practical sense to have Infrastructure as Code?
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What are further known DevOps operation models?

It seems that many people somehow try to define the software development process using a DevOps tools model but there is no alignment; still I assume that this is more a question of maturity/alignment,...
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How does continuous integration relate to continuous delivery / deployment?

Here is a quote from the current content of continuous-integration: ... process of merging developer's working code copies to a shared codebase frequently to prevent or minimize integration ...
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What exactly are “Truly reproducible builds”?

What exactly are they? Why are they important, in the domain of Continuous Delivery? Context: I have seen in one of (I guess reddit)'s comments that Truly Reproducible builds are still an under-...
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What is an artifact (or artefact)?

The question about "What is an artifact repository?" contains an answer with an interesting explanation about the repository part of it. And from reading the entire answer, I am not sure what exactly ...
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What is an artifact repository?

What is an artifact repository? If it's just a place to store files, can't I just use a source control system?
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What are immutable servers?

There are some questions about immutable servers, such as: How to implement the immutable server pattern without loosing the ability to do post-mortems? What role do Configuration Managment tools ...
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What is a container?

There are some questions about containers, such as: What role do Configuration Managment tools play in immutable infrastructure? Which problems does a container orchestration solve? Simple CI/CD ...