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Discussion on: What are the big differences between working for a "tech company" and being a dev for a "non-tech company"

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Stephen Leyva (He/Him) • Edited

Principle: Consider the audience.

Pragmatic programmer talks about this but essentially tell them how new developments affect bottom line, availability, security of service in ways they understand and care about. The board doesn’t care if if you’re running Kubernetes, Docker, microservices, monelith, Linux, Windows, etc. All that matters (or really should) is it works, is cost effective and allows you to viably get to market. In a non-tech company, your tech leadership should be able to communicate that back to management in a clear way. Though, the DevOps handbook hypothesis’s that every company will be a tech company in one way or another and business side will need to understand the technology side as they are too tightly coupled.