Is DevOps the Wrong Name?

The invisible, yet critical, work of developers needs its own name

I have to admit I was late to the world of DevOps. Having been in startups for several years, the idea of shipping code fast was simply how things got done. There were no approval processes, fixed deployment schedules, or hundreds of steps to release code. As soon as code was checked in, it was ready to deploy, usually without any human intervention at all.

Then I got to experience how big companies get things done. During my time at Stack Overflow…