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12 DevOps Terms You Need to Know

Before taking that big step into DevOps, here are 12 core DevOps terms you'll want to understand.
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DevOps began as an extension of the agile software development movement. In 2008, Andrew Shafer and Patrick Debois gave a presentation where they discussed applying agile principles to IT operations. In that presentation, they coined the term "DevOps" to describe their ideas about agile infrastructure management.

Agile software development has its own manifesto and a well-defined set of foundational principles. In a nutshell, this methodology advocates short development cycles, delivering software early, making updates very frequently, embracing change, collaborating closely with business managers and end users, face-to-face conversations, self-organizing teams, simplicity, and continuous improvement. These principles allow developers in an agile environment to deliver software more quickly and respond to changes efficiently. DevOps teams seek to apply these same principles throughout the IT organization.

Cynthia Harvey is a freelance writer and editor based in the Detroit area. She has been covering the technology industry for more than fifteen years. View Full Bio

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