I work as a DEV in the same office with the QA. We communicate together, the QA finds functional errors which are directly communicated to me in order to update or fix the code. Is that considered a DevOps Practice?

  • It sounds like you're actually trying to achieve a different goal than just having the answer to this question? – Cronax Sep 15 '20 at 13:01
  • I think @Cronax may be suggesting that DevOps are trying to do a bit of "empire building" by taking over QA, just because they sit nearby. – Simon B Sep 15 '20 at 13:32
  • @Cronax I have no goal. I don't want to control the universe. It's just had a stupid thought while trying to understand Devops. Stupid thoughts are cool sometimes – gringo Sep 15 '20 at 15:08

DevOps is the contraction of Software (Dev)lopment and IT (Op)eration(s). It's more about joining devs and those that control their environment (choice of tools, CI configurations, etc.) ideally as a single team.

QA is not part of the DevOps equation, so No

What you are describing is more akin to Agile practices, or more elementary collaboration on a task.

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    or more elementary collaboration on a task. is what is happening exactly. – gringo Sep 15 '20 at 10:09
  • @JoeStrazzere Glad I asked. I was going for it – gringo Sep 15 '20 at 10:24
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    Well... OK so having crossfunctional teams (more than just "being in the same office") is indeed Agile, as a core agile practice is to put all the requisite skills on a team to deliver value. ref: scaledagileframework.com/agile-teams. This should also include operations, hence DevOps, but the primary practice of crossfunctional teams is Agile. – mxyzplk Sep 15 '20 at 23:56

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