So I’ve spent the last two weeks in The States at a couple of tech events. And aside from the usual learning about new technologies and the likes, one thing that’s come up over and over again is….. DevOps DevOps DevOps…..
The new IT admin has to know coding, and has to be comfortable with APIs. He/she has to be part developer, part operations. Hence the term DevOps.
Last week I was on the Speaking In Tech podcast, talking about exactly this. And then this week at HP Discover in Vegas, I couldn’t move without hearing comments like “Companies need to be hiring 24yr olds” and “Companies need to be embracing APIs to enable them to adopt cloud and next-gen IT“.
Anyway…. I just thought I’d point at a couple of good places to start learning some of this DevOps jazz (happy to know about more)…. –
Pluralsight (DISCLAIMER: I work for these guys… but the content they have is top-notch)
I’ve given links to Python stuff, because from where I stand, Python is looking like may be the best Devops style language to have. But the sites mentioned above have much more than just Python. For example – shameless plug – I’ve done some Storage and Linux for Pluralsight. And of course they have Java and Ruby stuff too…
Anyway….. The future’s bright, the future’s APIs!
Oh and if you’re a traditional IT guy that’s used to the CLI and GUI, don’t be scared off by thinking that you need to be able to code like Guido van Rossum. The DevOps guy isn’t gonna be a full blown developer. But obviously the better you are with it, the better positioned you’ll be.
Oh and I’ve got this for my kids – they don’t know yet, I’m keeping it as a surprise – coz I’m such a cool Dad 😀