April 14, 2017

DevOps in systems, software and middleware engineering and development.

If you have any idea what that sentence means – congratulations. You’re too smart for this article.

If you’re like the rest of us, and as you read that sentence, memories of failing to study for your high school Latin midterm began to surface – then you’ve come to the right place.

DevOps, short for “development and operations,” is a little like talking to strangers about World War I. You kinda-sorta know what went on, but if someone asked you an in-depth question about it, you’d probably start sweating and try to change the subject. Well, you’re not alone. And we’re here to not only shed a little light on the subject, but also illustrate why it’s so exciting to experience DevOps at Regis University.

Around here we say, “Why fly a plane while you’re building it?” This philosophy is an integral part of our M.S. in Enterprise Systems Engineering curriculum. The DevOps methodology is based on the principal of testing during design for more intricately accurate results. And, importantly, is widely respected and applauded by industry professionals.

To give you an analogy:

Let’s say you’re in the business of building an aircraft. One option would be to design it, build it, then as a final step – fly it. But what if it fails and never leaves the ground? Instead of rethinking a finished product, at Regis, we’re more agile. Through DevOps-based teachings, we operate under the idea of analysis. As an alternative to building the airplane, why not configure 20 models to test it? Building and testing become one in the same. We challenge students to simulate a server before rolling it out. It’s essentially a toolkit of server diagnostics.

And we’re helping our community.

One current student is building a social networking solution for people who suffer from addiction, with guaranteed privacy. At Regis, our Enterprise programs focus on applications from a humanistic perspective. Think of it as designing for a cause.

So, DevOps… clear as mud? Excellent. We would love for you to learn more.

If you’re a programmer, developer, engineer or anyone aspiring to move into a senior IT position and expand your organization’s value, the M.S. in Enterprise Systems Engineering is for you. Under the guise of DevOps, we’ll provide you with the foundational, managerial and technical skills and knowledge to design, integrate, protect and maintain sophisticated information systems within your business.

Learn more about our M.S. in Enterprise Systems Engineering program, or start your application if you’re ready to take the next step.