I have worked 8+ years now in the networking and systems side of the IT world. I recently was hired as an infrastructure engineer/devops engineer at an online only company which was perfect for me. I was getting tired of the onsite IT and I could definitely see that cloud based infrastructure was the next trending area that most IT professionals would want to move into.
While I am here, I am getting to learn so many new things and really get to work hand in hand with the developers to do deployments, troubleshoot different parts of our applications, and use some of the newer tools out there such as Octopus, Jenkins, and Docker. This really excites me as I know I am one to get bored when I have learned a system inside and out and all that is left is daily maintenance.
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So far I have variables, print, alert, and some work with loops. I've also learned arrays and strings and how to manipulate them. This is just the basics for now, but I'm making progress and I'm extremely happy for that. When I see some basic code now, I can at least decipher what it is trying to do. The progress is coming slowly as time sucks and there's only so much of it, but I am getting more excited to learn instead of less motivated. That is good for me. There are few things that keep my attention span and I have a feeling that programming is going to be one of them.
Don't believe everything you read on the internet when it comes to DevOps. A lot of people think they know what they are talking about, but they really don't. I, on the other hand, know exactly what I'm talking about.