Posted Dec 29, 2012 11:51 UTC (Sat) by man_ls
In reply to: GNU sed 4.2.2 released; maintainer resigns
Parent article: GNU sed 4.2.2 released; maintainer resigns
I cannot possibly see how replacing the expensive sysadmin with a very expensive developer is a good move. Keep in mind that your average coding monkey will not know a thing about DevOps.
I see value in having a homogeneous set of workers which can both work on development and administration; in fact that is how I prefer to work. Having two worlds where one side hurls undeployable code to the poor sysadmin side creates unnecessary barriers; while deploying your own code is good, and also makes sure that deployment is simple enough.
Same goes for cloud deployments. Commercial cloud services are really expensive compared with buying and maintaining your own servers, even when you factor sysadmin salaries. What they give is flexibility, and the ability to play around without waiting for decades to get hardware.
Sysadmin people, it's time to sharpen your development skills. And viceversa. We are one world once again.
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