While no one could have been prepared for the curveball that 2020 threw our way, DevOps pros had a least one pleasant surprise this year: They were already well versed in the skills needed for the "new normal." All IT professionals needed to quickly learn how to collaborate effectively, lead with empathy, and continuously learn – skills DevOps pros already know well, says Eveline Oehrlich, chief research director at DevOps Institute.
It’s no wonder, then, that DevOps professionals remained in high demand despite the pandemic and economic downturn. As we look back on our most popular DevOps articles of 2020, many focused on hiring DevOps pros or building the skills needed for a successful career in DevOps.
Our top articles have both addressed the ongoing debate around the DevOps engineer title and shared intel on how to hire one. And beyond career advice, our most popular articles offered wisdom on what a solid DevOps strategy can do for teams, along with its limitations and opportunities for growth in the years ahead.
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Take this opportunity to catch up on these insightful DevOps articles that you may have missed, or bookmark this list to read in the new year. We hope they’ll help you bolster your own DevOps skills as you prepare for whatever comes our way in 2021.
Passionate, qualified DevOps engineers are hard to come by. Use these DevOps engineer interview questions to zero in on your best candidates.
Have concerns about using the term "DevOps" in job titles in the years to come? Get over it. Spend your time using the DevOps engineer title to help achieve important outcomes.
As the triage phase of COVID-19 response ends and the transformation phase begins, individuals and organizations can achieve more by focusing on three areas that DevOps pros know well.
What qualities and skills define a future-ready DevOps engineer? Hint: It's about people, not code deployment.
Where to start with DevOps? Let's explore how to get going with this cross-functional way of working that breaks down walls, improves speed of delivery, and increases experimentation.
DevOps offers plenty of efficiencies, but it’s no guarantee of business success. Here are three common challenges that require more than just a solid DevOps strategy.
DevOps leaders will face big changes in tools and architecture. More importantly, they’ll need to help team members develop a more collaborative and transparent mindset.
Is your resume ready to help you win a DevOps job? Learn how to tailor your resume for these in-demand IT roles.
To get the best from DevOps, tackle your open source strategy in two dimensions: horizontal and then vertical. Consider this advice on tools and approaches that work.
No matter where you are on your DevOps path, these books can offer practical guidance and insights. Here’s what they taught my team.
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