Julian Simpson thinks dev and ops should be one team, achieved through: collaboration, respecting everyone, having lunch together, co-location, discussing problems, joined retrospectives, etc.
Julian Simpson started in technical support and has been a Unix system administrator for many years. After running his own business connecting people to the Internet, he worked on large software builds, continuous integration and deployment at ThoughtWorks for 4 years. Currently, he is working for a media company doing build and release management and production system administration.
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Lots of sound advices for developers and sysadmins alike
One note about whoever works in financial institutions. I still think that all advices apply here as well. For example, manual checks on code changes deployed do not need to happen before EACH deployment, or even before each deployment to PRODUCTION necessarily: if the code promotion process is properly automated with the right privileges and restrictions (code cannot be changed from one environment to the next).
PS: Not sure why there are less comments on InfoQ presentations as there used to be.. Any idea?