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News For most companies, development and operation teams play a game of volleyball passing blame on each other when service/product has issues. Lack of communication and understanding between the two, causes costly and timely problems for every company. DevOps is not a title, nor is a position. DevOps is culture represented by a white flag waved from both directions. Cooperation and Communication are at the heart of DevOps. It tears down the wall and pride of these two very valuable entities inside a company and unleashes the power of teamwork towards a common goal!
Erald Gjoni

What is the first thing every financial advisor usually tells you? Diversification of your funds is key to success!!! I look at technology the same way. Why have all your eggs in one basket?

Statistics show that technology has a radical turn over every two to three years. Think of what your phone looked like or what its capabilities were two years ago by comparison to today. Technology is advancing so rapidly, that it's becoming more important in our lives than ever before . Every once in a while, I read articles that encourage specialization. "Find a technology you like and commit all your time and resources to become an expert at it!". I find asking myself a couple of questions:
  1. How can you become an expert in something that is constantly changing?
  2. How would you like to be the guy that took this advice and dove with both feet into SilverLight, a technology that had so much momentum, yet was discontinued by Microsoft in a short few years?
So why settle? Whether it's in our personal or our professional life, technology is tightly coupled and it's rarely consistent. Apple is focusing so much in their ecosystem. They put their devices in the middle, and ensure that all of their software interacts smoothly amongst each other as long they live in the same family. Microsoft however, has recently taken a different approach. They have done something, that none of us techies would ever imagine to hear. They are becoming more like Google and embracing open source. Unlike Apple, they focus on experience. They no longer care what device the consumer is using as long as they can facilitate a good experience across them via their technology. 

I have been a software engineer for close to 10 years developing in Microsoft technology while having a Mac as a primary computer, and an Android cellphone device. I love everything they have to offer independent of each other, although continuity amongst them is work in progress. I don't consider them better or worse than one another, simply different. I shake my head in disappointment when I hear shallow comments from professionals married to one technology. Grow up, you should know better!!! I love technology too much to miss out on the ground breaking innovation each company releases on a regular basis. Also, I believe that as a tech professional, embracing and learning different technologies allows me to continue to grow my skills and stay attractive in the market place.

Leave your pride and stubbornness at the door, and embrace technology diversity!

Erald Gjoni
Posted on Sunday, May 10, 2015 2:05 PM development , Microsoft , , Sql Server | Back to top

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