Let’s consider that these common DevOps tools that we know of
are not known to the community yet or they simply don’t exist.
Let’s list gaps without DevOps!
𝟭) 𝗗𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗹𝗼𝗽𝗲𝗿 𝗻𝗲𝗲𝗱𝘀 𝗮𝗰𝗰𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗱𝘂𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝘀𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘀
To access to the server or logs.
I could write scripts to alert and give ftp access to download different log.
𝟮) 𝗪𝗵𝗼𝘀𝗲 𝗳𝗮𝘂𝗹𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝗶𝘁?
It is all about learning from mistakes happening.
I could use feature toggles (and bi-weekly/monthly cleanups for the technical debt it causes).
Also, good retrospectives are always there to nurture the team.
𝟯) 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗻𝘂𝗼𝘂𝘀 𝗗𝗲𝗹𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗻𝘂𝗼𝘂𝘀 𝗜𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗴𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻
DevOps without any of the tools that we know today is simply “communication”
between two independent departments/tools/engineering units.
𝐃𝐞𝐯𝐎𝐩𝐬 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐭𝐨𝐨𝐥𝐬 𝐢𝐬 𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐮𝐬𝐢𝐛𝐥𝐞.
𝐑𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝐃𝐞𝐯𝐎𝐩𝐬 𝐢𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐠𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐩𝐫𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐞𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐲 𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐲.
𝐀𝐭 𝐢𝐭𝐬 𝐜𝐨𝐫𝐞, 𝐃𝐞𝐯𝐎𝐩𝐬 𝐩𝐮𝐭𝐬 𝐩𝐞𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐛𝐞𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐭𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐢𝐬 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐥𝐨𝐨𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐥𝐚𝐫𝐠𝐞𝐫 𝐩𝐢𝐜𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞.