2023 June Top DevOps Topics

Using bing chat I'm starting to keep track of DevOps trends. Or at least what it thinks are the trends.

  • End-to-end lifecycle management to streamline DevOps workflows This involves using tools and practices that enable continuous integration, continuous delivery, continuous testing, continuous monitoring, and continuous feedback across the entire software development lifecycle.
  • Changing the definition of an “application” As applications become more complex and distributed, they require new architectures and paradigms, such as microservices, serverless, and cloud-native. These approaches enable faster delivery, scalability, resilience, and portability of applications.
  • Moving fast without breaking things DevOps teams need to balance speed and quality, ensuring that they deliver reliable and secure software without compromising on agility and innovation. This requires adopting practices such as shift-left testing, chaos engineering, observability, and automation.
  • Optimizing the DevOps toolchain DevOps teams use a variety of tools to support their workflows, such as version control, configuration management, orchestration, testing, deployment, monitoring, and collaboration. However, having too many tools can create silos, complexity, and inefficiency. Therefore, DevOps teams need to optimize their toolchain by choosing the right tools for their needs, integrating them seamlessly, and eliminating redundancies and gaps.
  • Closing the developer skill gap As DevOps becomes more mainstream and essential for business success, there is a growing demand for developers who have the skills and mindset to work in a DevOps environment. This includes having knowledge of various technologies and platforms, such as cloud, containers, AI/ML, etc., as well as soft skills such as communication, collaboration, problem-solving, and learning agility.
  • DevSecOps is reality Security is no longer an afterthought or a separate phase in the software development lifecycle. It is an integral part of DevOps that needs to be embedded throughout the entire process. DevSecOps is the practice of applying security principles and practices to every stage of the DevOps pipeline, from planning to production. It involves shifting security left, automating security checks and scans, implementing security policies and standards, and fostering a culture of security awareness and accountability among DevOps teams.
  • Container-first strategy fully adopted Containers are a key technology that enables DevOps teams to build, deploy, and run applications faster and easier. Containers provide a consistent and isolated environment for applications across different platforms and environments. They also enable portability, scalability, modularity, and efficiency of applications. Containers have become the default choice for many DevOps teams who use them in conjunction with orchestration tools such as Kubernetes or Docker Swarm.