John is well know from Opscode and his cloud computing blog at http://www.johnmwillis.com
John has been in IT operations for over 30 years and has seen a lot of good and bad ideas come and go. He have been following the Devops movement for over a year now and kept his eyes very focused to the Devops radar. To him Devops is one of the most interesting ideas that he has seen in the last 30 years. Like any new idea, Devops is creating some controversy and there are many discussions about what is wrong with Devops. In fact, many of the recent questions about Devops sound very similar to some of the questions that were being asked about Clouds two years ago. A lot of those old Cloud questions have now been answered; however, many still remain open. He believes this is exactly the path that the recent “Devops” questions are following. He has spoken and interviewed a lot of the thought leaders in the Devops movement. Here are some of my thoughts based on what he has learned thus far.