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Which has better career growth, Java web developer or DevOps?

I am fresher in an MNC in india with 3.25 lpa.I got a chance of getting into Java web development or the devOps.My question is which has quick growth when switching companies in future.I am very good at coding and does devOps is tough job than developer. Continue reading this thread at Quora

DevOps for Web Developers

Struggling with quality issues in the frameworks you use? Are you getting bug reports from your testers or users about features not working on their browsers? But everything seems to work fine on your local machine? Are you tired of looking into compatibility issues of Angular JS, JQuery, Ember, Sencha, Google Web Toolkit, etc…? Continue reading this post at DynaTrace


I could write a book on everything that I’ve learned (the hard way) that fits under this heading. Briefly though: the most important bit is to specialize. My company, RightBrain Networks, specializes in consulting on engineering best practices for applications that run “in the cloud” (generally Amazon Web Services). There are other companies out there that only make websites for luxury car dealerships or personal injury law firms. And there are yet other, independent freelancers who make a killing supporting legacy ColdFusion or ASP classic applications. Don’t be afraid to specialize. At first, it can be unnerving to turn away work that doesn’t fit with your new, better-defined vision. But it’s a necessary step unless you want to permanently be competing with every person on the planet that has ink jet-printed business cards that say “freelance web developer.” Continue reading this article at Right Brain Networks

DevOps Tutorial: Setting up a Modern Web Stack on Ubuntu

Configuring PostgreSQL

Users accustomed to the *AMP stacks and auto-installers might find this part difficult, but it is not.

PostgreSQL will create a user-group on Ubuntu, by the name postgres. Using this user directly in your application is hardly a good idea, because it is a superuser account. We need to create a user, and a database. We also need to ensure that the new user is able to login, has a password, and has privileges to access only this new database.

PostgreSQL has the concept of roles, instead of users and usergroups. A role can be a user, and a usergroup as well. This is actually a very powerful thing, and gives you a lot more flexibility. I recommend reading more about this at the official documentation. Continue reading this tutorial at CodeMentor

Overstacked? The journey to becoming a full stack web developer

Instead we should focus on allowing our junior developers to grow and to develop their core competencies before branching out into the various layers of the stack. A key part of a developer’s growth is confidence, generated via a series of “wins”, but that is difficult to achieve when you are seeking wins in sometimes drastically different areas. As a case in point, Chef is written almost entirely in Ruby, but trying to navigate the source code as a novice programmer is a project in and of itself. The most important skill in programming is learning to learn, and that can only be improved upon by learning one thing and learning it well. The best programmers I know have a rapacious thirst for knowledge, which is built on a solid bedrock of understanding of the fundamentals they are using. It’s difficult to have that when you are standing on 8 separate bedrocks each made of sand. Continue reading this article at MadeTech

Web Developer’s Guide to Docker

Dev environments It is always a challenge to create a local environment which replicates the production environment. Minimizing the differences between dev and production help us avoid last minute deployment issues like missing dependencies or configuration differences. Previously I would solve these issues by running Vagrant on my machine, but if you have to do vagrant up for 5-6 machines it could take a lot of time. Booting containers in Docker is orders of magnitude faster. As an example booting 3 PostgreSQL containers(master+2 slaves) takes around 5-6 seconds on an average laptop. Continue
reading this article at Amon

‘T-shaped’ developers are the new normal

Almost all of these new devs work in the world of open source – the closed shop shrink-wrapped products of the Microsoft and Adobe heyday draws to a close – and public open source solutions, software and services rise to replace them. The developers of today cut their teeth on Linux and OS X and they use languages like SCALA, Python and Ruby, instead of .NET and Java.

The enterprise software giants of the world have been slow to react but now Oracle has released Java 8, and Microsoft has changed its entire way of working in a few short months. Continue reading this article at The Register

DevOps: Streamlining Web Development

So what is DevOps? How much does the traditional system change? How does this make web development easier or effective? How do I get started with this?

All these queries that you have in mind, and much more will be addressed in this course.

This course will introduce the basic concepts of DevOps and then move on to how web development in particular can be made more efficient and effective. Along with the high-level advantages and techniques, it also covers basic concepts of Docker, including creation and management of Docker containers and the client-server architecture of Docker. It also includes the basic know-hows of other development tools, such as Chef, and Jenkins, and how these tools can be used to overcome the challenges faced while implementing DevOps. Continue reading this post at Udemy

How did you learn DevOps as a developer?

I know this is the opposite of the question you asked, but I’m in this spot and I hoped my answer might be interesting. I’m literally going the other direction. I’ve got a sysadmin background, with little coding experience. Getting put in a DevOps role is how I’m learning to code more than just bash scripts. Chef stuff has me neck deep in Ruby. I’m wishing I’d have gotten into this 20 years ago. Continue reading this thread at Hacker News

What is a Full Stack developer?

Good developers who are familiar with the entire stack know how to make life easier for those around them. This is why I’m so against silos in the work place. Sure, politics and communication challenges get in the way in large organizations. I think the point Facebook is going for with their hiring policy is, if smart people use their heads and their hearts, a better product gets built in less time. Continue reading this article at Laurence Gellert

Ask DevOps: What expertise should a software developer have in SQL?

SQL is what’s next for Hadoop. SQL users should have access to the skills of integral data extraction, transformation, and loading (ETL) capabilities, online analytical processing (Olap), and business information reporting services. The increasing drive towards storing data on every customer interaction or transaction is also driving up the demand for data analysts, database developers who are beginning to use SQL database development, SQL query writing or SQL programming. Continue reading this article at Silicon Angle

Becoming a great web developer


Devops flies in the face of two traditional silos: production, which keeps things running, and development, which makes new stuff. The silos result in two camps with little sympathy for each other. Devops is a huge field in itself, encompassing continuous deployment and lots of automation. This is a sweeping summary, but the key thing developers need to understand is the stack they’re running on. Continue reading this article at Weird Server

Developers, Webmasters, and Ninjas: What’s in a Job Title?

Some observations:

Being a “webmaster” is out, but being a “frontend”, “backend”, and “full-stack” web developer is in.

Mobile technologies such as iOS and Android that entered the industry around 2007 quickly got their own job titles “created around” them (each now appears in about 3% of job titles).

“Network admininstrator” is a less common title than it used to be, as are “systems engineer” and “systems administrator”, but “DevOps” has been increasing.

Continue reading this article at Stack Overflow

Web Designers, Developers & DevOps: Which One Are You?

Different job titles were created to handle the myriad of needs required to design and develop dynamic, database-backed Web sites and applications. At first, each of these roles were uniquely defined and often kept separate, hiring a different person for each position. The Web designer handed off the design comps to the Web developer, who then coded the site and handed it off to the system administrator, who then uploaded the Web site onto the Web server. These responsibilities were so partitioned from one another that when something went wrong it became really difficult to fix because it was hard to pin down who was responsible for fixing it in the first place. Continue reading this article at My Intervals

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