Unofficial SRE motto: “Hope is not a strategy.”
Trick #1: The main components of DevOps are people and process.
Trick #2: SRE (Site Reliability Engineer) = Software Engineer + Systems Enthusiast.
Trick #3: DevOps is a blameless culture.
Trick #4: Simplicity is a prerequisite for reliability. Less code means less complexity.
Trick #5: Automation is a force-multiplier, a lever.
Trick #6: Accepting failure prevents mediocrity.
Trick #7: You can't fix people, but you can fix systems and processes to better support them.
Trick #8: Trust your team and don’t try to be a hero.
Trick #9: Don’t reinvent the wheel. If it exists somewhere like open source project, fork and contribute.
Trick #10: if you have to do something more than twice, well it should be automated.
Did I missing something? Let me know…