DevOps is about operations, right? And about applying tools and processes from the Dev space to operations. But QA? Really? What I personally experience driving DevOps transitions is that continuous integration and operations need to work together. People need to realize that these are two sides of the same coin. One of the biggest challenges is that people often do not see it this way.

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Continuous Integration is pretty important today even for small to mid sized companies and their software development teams. When it comes to choosing a continuous integration server there are many proprietary and open source solutions available. In the enterprise world Jenkins appears to be the default option these days.

In my opinion CI servers are today becoming more important than ever. If you do DevOps and infrastructure-as-code you need tools that you can rely on for your automation tasks which are easy to maintain. I think Jenkins is not there (yet).

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A few years ago I personally attended a talk delivered by Tony Hoare. Amongst other things I very much enjoyed his remarks on performance. I hope I will never forget and never fail to act on his famous quote "premature optimization is the root of all evil". I have seen the horrible results of hand optimizing Go code by default and I want to avoid that my codebase looks anything like that. Today I like to get started with some performance checks of the Go codebase I have been working on. Of cause I start with some profiling...

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