DevOps

DevOps

This learning path is designed to give you an introduction to DevOps. In this learning path you will learn about what DevOps is and the dramatic change DevOps is having on technology.

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DevOps Roles

DevOps Roles

DevOps is how businesses achieve seamless and efficient testing, integration, and deployment of code. This requires some understanding of how software is developed and will likely involve CI/CD practices. Whilst DevOps comes up in many other job roles, dedicated DevOps professionals are experts in this field and are highly in demand due to the remarkable...

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DevOps Concepts

DevOps Concepts

DevOps is a term that is used quite liberally in tech and can often be misused. Let’s start by breaking down the term DevOps into its two constituent parts: Dev (short for Development) and Ops (short for Operations). Development is the term used to characterise the building of software and applications by writing code or...

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Software Development Lifecycle

Software Development Lifecycle

The Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) goes hand in hand with the Agile methodology and DevOps culture and so we would recommend reading our articles about those too. Ultimately, the SDLC is a process that is followed for a software development project. Within Agile development (the modern go-to approach), it is a cyclical and iterative process....

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Configuration Management Concepts

Configuration Management Concepts

Configuration management is about ensuring all parts of a technical product are deployed and  managed effectively. Admittedly, this is already sounding like a pretty dry topic. But stick with us! It is the foundation of many modern software releases and is definitely more interesting that it may first appear. If you are interested in DevOps,...

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Data-Driven Decision Making

Data-Driven Decision Making

Want to understand data-driven decision making? Easy. Go watch the film Moneyball. It is both a decent film and a solid introduction to the benefits and challenges of data-driven decision making. So if you’re looking for an excuse to ‘study’ whilst also sat in bed eating ice-cream, this is it. Making decisions in a data-driven...

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Cloud Concepts

Cloud Concepts

If you’ve spent much time looking at a new career in tech, it’s more than likely that you’ve heard the term “Cloud” or “Cloud Computing” being thrown around. Cloud computing is a newish phenomenon in technology which is revolutionising how many organisations carry out their day to day operations. Sometimes it is in your face...

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Code Concepts

Code Concepts

If you’re not familiar with computer code or programming it can seem a little confusing to understand what exactly is going on or where to start. This article won’t teach you how to code, but just what code is and where to look if you do want to learn. Computer code can just be thought...

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What Training Is Best?

What Training Is Best?

It might be hard to decide whether to commit time to doing a training course about a topic you know nothing about. You might ask yourself if the course is too difficult, worth the money or even worth the time. Many tech employers will even offer training when you begin your job, so why bother...

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Should I do a Certification?

Should I do a Certification?

Certifications are an odd one. Most of the time, people will insist that you don’t actually need them because experience and enthusiasm are far more important. But at the same time, almost everyone seems to do them. So below, we’ve briefly outlined the what, why, and cost of tech qualifications. However if you just want...

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