DevOpSlang – Bridging the Gap between Development and Operations

  • Johannes Wettinger
  • Uwe Breitenbücher
  • Frank Leymann
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8745)


DevOps is an emerging paradigm to eliminate the split and barrier between developers and operations personnel that traditionally exists in many enterprises today. The main promise of DevOps is to enable continuous delivery of software in order to enable fast and frequent releases. This enables quick responses to changing requirements of customers and thus may be a critical competitive advantage. In this work we propose a language called DevOpSlang in conjunction with a methodology to implement DevOps as an efficient means for collaboration and automation purposes. Efficient collaboration and automation are the key enablers to implement continuous delivery and thus to react to changing customer requirements quickly.


DevOps DevOps Specification Devopsfile Deployment Automation Application Evolution Cloud Computing 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Johannes Wettinger
    • 1
  • Uwe Breitenbücher
    • 1
  • Frank Leymann
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Architecture of Application SystemsUniversity of StuttgartGermany

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