Sometimes I like to think of DevOps as a natural circle in my life. When I began using computers everything was console based, requiring command line knowledge and programming. Then it seemed after Windows 3.1/95 everything was made to be a lot more simplistic and while this did have some advantages it also introduced new challenges.

Today things seem to be going back to the console and there are hundreds of wonderful tools we can use to programmatically manage thousands of systems. It truly is exciting.

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