By CenturyLink Cloud Product Management
Since the onset of Cloud Computing we’ve seen many changes in how we consume IT services. In her recent article “IT operations in the age of cloud: Brace yourself for change,”Alex Barrett outlines one of the most dramatic shifts in IT: operations teams. At CenturyLink Cloud, we know that shift is well underway as we see it today in the way we hire IT personnel: from operations to developers, no longer are these roles isolated from each other.
Instead of just repeating the message “you need to learn to code,” here are the tips, tricks, and resources that we use at CenturyLink Cloud to enable the transition to DevOps.
Don’t know how to code even a little bit? Start with a very simple project such as figuring out how to parse a log file with a language that you are interested in. Once you get that, go talk to a developer and ask him to review your code. Perhaps ask him then to pair program with you to add another feature on it for one hour as it pays off immensely.
Know how to code a bit? That is great! Next step is to take an honest look at your skill and find a project where can...