Have you noticed how every technology trend goes through a series of stages on the path to mainstream adoption? First comes doubt and denial, then tacit acceptance and finally acknowledgement that it works fine after all. The DevOps movement is no different.
First came questions about what DevOps actually is and its usefulness in an enterprise context (whatever an enterprise actually means these days), then a trickle of success stories and finally the publication of tangible and quantifiable benefits.
Thankfully, we’ve moved on from the “Is it a bird or is it a plane?” stage. Of course, that doesn’t stop hype, but at least the publication of benefits—such as those recently illustrated in the global study, “Assembling the DevOps jigsaw“—allow us to cut through all the “DevOps solves global warming”-type of nonsense being written.