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When you have a billion users, people notice. Correction: a lot of people will notice.

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A really nice piece written by Derek E. Weeks, VP and DevOps advocate at Sonatype, about some of the really neat work we have been doing at Yahoo. I spoke about this at O'Reilly's Velocity in Amsterdam and at AllDayDevOps (both in Nov, 2016) along with Gopal Mor. Enjoy!

http://linux.sys-con.com/node/4037592
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When you have a billion users, people notice. That's where our story about DevOps and Yahoo! starts.  For Kishore Jalleda and Gopal Mor, both engineers at Yahoo!, when something goes wrong on a Yahoo! page, people will notice.  Correction: a lot of people will notice. Of course, Yahoo!, like all services on the Internet, constantly improves its products.  In fact, they have 100+ iterations and experiments happening at any given time.  Some changes bring new innovation to the forefront and others alter the user experience. When iterations and experiments are served in front of loyal users who have become comfortable with a specific user experience, they sometimes…