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You can resurrect any deleted GitHub account name. And this is why we have trust issues

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"DevOps" is fine if it's designed by people who actually know and understand how to keep a mission-critical system up and running. Which is typically not developers...

Relying on third-party points of failure with fuck-all SLAs as part of your build/test/deploy process is idiotic at best, utterly negligent at worst.

Most "developers" aren't systems engineers and never will be. They're hack-and-bash, copy-and-paste, trial-and-error Google/StackOverflow-searching code monkeys who don't really understand what they're doing. And you can't "develop" a mission-critical system, it needs to be engineered. The devil is always in the detail, and assuming you can ignore the abstracted specifics of how things work under the hood is fatal when you're building something that actually needs to work 99.99% of the time.

None of this precludes DevOps and Agile if it's done right - however 90+% of the time, it's not...

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