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"If you’re giving individual teams (or gods help you, individuals) free reign to make local decisions about infrastructure, you’re hurting yourself globally. It’s freedom, sure. You’re handing developers a ball of chain and padlocks and telling them to feel free to bind themselves to the operational toil that will be with them until the sweet release of grim death."

That last sentence really should be, "You’re handing developers a ball of chain and padlocks and telling them to feel free to bind you to the operational toil that will be with you until the sweet release of grim death." They can (and will) pack up their tents and move on well before any consequences appear.




Exactly. And then the poor sods who have to come to pick up their (frequently undocumented or poorly documented) train wreck have to try to and keep it running, or rewrite it.




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