> 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.
Ahh, you just don't "get it", developers actually produce something, as a result, their expense can be justified.
But Sysadmins are just overhead, eliminating pure overhead is good, and DevOps promises to make things easier and faster by letting the developers do whatever they want. (this is not what DevOps is supposed to be, but this is what managers hear it to be)
> Having two worlds where one side hurls undeployable code to the poor sysadmin side creates unnecessary barriers
I agree with this, but I don't agree that every developer and sysadmin should be equally skilled in both specialities. They need to understand enough of the other's tasks to respect them, and to appriciate the expertise that they bring to the table.