DevOps and its meaning

Can someone please explain to me what is the meaning of devops and why is it necessary in software development?
and any book or resources for understanding devops in a better way.

Someone who does IT Support/DevOps etc will give you a better description but: infrastructure stuff in tech organisations (IT, servers, code deployments to servers, etc) is now generally programmable/has some programmable interface. Therefore instead of provisioning everything manually, somebody responsible for the above stuff can do everything programmatically. This only really started to be widespread fairly recently. There isn’t loads more to it than that, though thats pretty complex. If you want to read vast amounts of buzzword jargon go read the wiki page or the AWS page on DevOps.

It’s basically Linux, Linux Networking, generally Python, + patience to read through staggering amounts of documentation, and configuring lots and lots of things. There’s lots of jargon surrounding it, but it’s the people who ensure that code deploys to somewhere live, and that the environments where the code deploys don’t set on fire

Ohk thanks for the response.

Hey DanCouper,

What is DevOps?
DevOps (development and operations) is an enterprise software development phrase used to mean a type of agile relationship between development and IT operations. The goal of DevOps is to change and improve the relationship by advocating better communication and collaboration between these two business units.

Why is it necessary in software development?
DevOps is an umbrella concept that smooths out the interaction between development and operations & is one of the fastest rising trends in technology with a tremendous impact on information technology landscape. It acknowledges the interdependence of software development and IT operations and aims to help an organization rapidly produce software products, services to improve operation performance. It is a methodology that emphasises communication, collaboration, integration, automation and measurement cooperation between software developers and IT operations.

Today’s business challenges have pushed traditional delivery approaches to new levels. Rapid delivery has become a strategic business asset for almost all technology companies, progressive IT organizations are pursuing a DevOps culture, where development and operations team, system and tools work in lockstep.

Read More, Why DevOps is essential for every technology company

Hope this answer will Help you.


DevOps is a culture that helps in the collaboration between Development and Operations team. To understand DevOps in a better way, you can read “The Phoenix Project” - A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win.