Shifting Left, Shifting Blame: How DPE Levels the DevOps Playing Field

Ah, developers, the golden children of IT! They're the ones who bring the code to life and make the magic happen. But sometimes, they dodge responsibilities, whether it's security vulnerabilities, usability issues, or integration challenges. "That's for Ops to handle closer to production," they say, crossing these concerns off their "definition of done" list. And when things go wrong? Ops is left holding the bag, cleaning up messes they didn't make.

Enter Developer Productivity Engineering (DPE), the framework that encourages developers to take ownership from the start. DPE fosters faster feedback, ensuring that developers address various issues—security, usability, and even third-party integrations—early on. It's not just about writing code; it's about writing accountable code.

You might be thinking, "Isn't that what DevOps is for?" Absolutely, but DPE takes it a step further. It's like DevOps on steroids, making sure everyone is not just collaborating but also accountable for their part.

And here's the best part: developers actually want this. They take pride in code that compiles and passes unit tests. What they've lacked is a way to take ownership of quality issues that go beyond basic functionality. DPE gives them the tools and the mindset to do just that.

So, if you're tired of the blame game where Ops gets all the flak and developers seem untouchable, come discover how DPE can change the dynamics. It's a win-win for everyone, leveling the playing field and making sure everyone is accountable for delivering quality.

Baruch Sadogursky

Principal Developer Productivity Engineering Advocate, Gradle

Nashville, Tennessee, United States


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