DevOps promises to accelerate the release of new software features and improve monitoring after systems are placed into operation. However, DevOps has crucial implications for system design and architecture that most previous books ignore. In DevOps: A Software Architect's Perspective, three world-class software architects address these issues head-on, helping organizations deploy DevOps more efficiently, avoid common problems, and drive more value.
The authors begin by reviewing DevOps' impact on every phase of the development cycle, including build, test, deployment, and post-deployment monitoring and observation. For each phase, they systematically identify issues, tools, team practices, and key tradeoffs associated with preparing for DevOps and using it effectively.
Next, they turn to cross-cutting concerns that transcend a single function, offering practical insights into compliance, cloud environments, human and process performance, reliability, repeatability, and more. Throughout, they offer real-world case studies, detailed references, practical examples, and convenient checklists. You'll find indispensable guidance for addressing key questions like:
How can I design new systems to work more effectively with DevOps?
How do I address culture and communication problems between Dev and Ops?
How do I integrate DevOps with agile methods and TDD?
What are the best ways to handle specific issues such as failure detection and upgrade planning?