No DevOps? No Problem (For a While, At Least)
By Sagit Dotan, R&D Team LeadBy definition, startups need to be able to adapt quickly. The ability to move and adjust quickly is crucial if we are to have any hope of out-competing larger, established players. On the face of things, this would make us a perfect fit for an in-house DevOps team. DevOps and CI/CD are meant to increase rapid development, testing, and deployment. DevOps was designed to remove traditional barriers between development and operations teams – making sure they’re collaborating across the software’s lifecycle to identify opportunities for improvement, then integrate changes quickly and seamlessly.However, startups are also – to be honest – cost-sensitive creatures, especially in challenging financial climates. And this is why during the early development stages of our product, prior to GA, we did not choose to have a dedicated DevOps team - or even a full time DevOps engineer. And yet, we were able to implement DevOps practices for over a year before we hired for a full time DevOps role.