First, some good news: the DevOps field’s expertise and performance is growing rapidly. Its best practices, like a clear change-approval process, not only improve speed and stability, but also help decrease engineer burnout.
There was a whole kerfuffle on Twitter this weekend because someone posted about 10X engineers. I didn’t give it much thought. However, over the weekend, the noise just didn’t seem to stop, which got me thinking about the olden days and where this idea of a 10X engineer came from.