Notes on DevOps Topics

I don’t know about you, but it took me a long time to really get what some would consider to be really basic software operations concepts.

Before graduating from college, I never really thought about where software comes from. This was before the STEM push and “learn to code” everywhere. It’s similar to how I took for granted that grocery stores had food–I never thought about how the food got there.

In general I was really sheltered from the development and maintainence of computer programs. Once it mattered, it took me quite a while to really make sense of what was going on in software systems, especially in web services. I heard words like “deploy” and “load balancer” and they didn’t mean anything–until eventually they did.

I’d like to speed up that process for other students, learners, and early-career folks. So here, have some notes.