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Continuous Delivery and DevOps – A Quickstart Guide - Second Edition by Paul Swartout

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When a simple manual process is also an effective tool

Even if you have enough tooling to shake a stick at, you will no doubt have some small and niggling challenges that cannot be overcome with tooling and automation alone. To be honest, tooling and automation can be overkill in some respects and can actually create barriers between certain parts of the organization you are trying so hard to bring together—here, I am talking about the Dev and Ops partnership that forms DevOps.

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If tooling and automation completely negate the need for human interaction and discussion, you might well end up back where you started. You might also find that it is almost impossible to automate your way out of a simple problem.

Let's take, for example, the thorny ...

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