When everyone’s got that eagle-eye view and things just click!

You know, it was never really about smooshing these roles together. It’s more like getting these two sides to finally shake hands and work together, you know what I mean? I’ve actually been in the game for around 9 years doing this stuff. And let me tell you, when I bring up DevOps with my buddies Jon and James, both of them are just like, “Ugh, sounds so boring!” It’s funny, but honestly, I’ve yet to meet a software developer who actually enjoys diving into operational or SRE tasks. It’s like they’re two different worlds, skill-wise.

Oh, and don’t even get me started on the massive load of tools and know-how you need nowadays. That’s why this whole platform engineering thing has popped up – it’s like a trick to make things less overwhelming. That whole “You build it, you run it” mantra? Well, turns out most devs aren’t thrilled about running things, plus it’s a whole different skill set they gotta pick up.

You know, at the end of the day, it kinda feels like capitalism doing its thing, trying to squeeze two roles into one person. But if you boil it down, DevOps is basically just fancy systems engineering. We’re not just worried about the app – nah, we’re looking at the whole shebang, the whole complex system. And let me tell you, when you’ve got a team working with that eagle-eye view, things run like a charm.

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