DevOps is an area where people still spend a decent amount of time wrapping their head around exactly what it means, what it does and who does it. I personally don't think it is all that mysterious, but it is always good to find our more. Puppet Labs last year conducted a survey that drew over 4,000 respondents. The purpose of the survey according to Nigel Kersten of Puppet Labs is "to better understand how the collection of practices we call DevOps had evolved since the label was first coined by Patrick Debois in 2009.
This year Puppet Labs is conducting the survey again. Also once again they are being assisted by Gene Kim and Jez Humble, two icons of the DevOps movement. These surveys are only as good as the data they gather and frankly the more, the better. So I wanted to reach out to Network World readers who may be interested in taking the survey. I will run a story with the results as well.
So if you would take 10 minutes to take the survey it would really help the above named folks out. But wait, there's more. According to Kersten and Puppet Labs, "completing the survey will enter you in a drawing to win a ticket to PuppetConf 2014, a PS4 console, or an XBox One (you get to pick). Twenty randomly-chosen winners will each receive a prize pack, including a Puppet Labs t-shirt and a bundle of technical books worth $150:
According to Kersten the survey will help determine:
I took the survey it really does take about 10 minutes. The more responses the better. So whether you want to win one of the prizes or you genuinely want to help out, please take the time and take the survey.
Also if you are not familiar with Puppet Labs you should check them out as well. They develop both an open source and enterprise class version of their configuration automation solution. They are probably one of the most successful companies in the DevOps market.
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