Teaching Container-Based DevOps Practices

Jami Kousa, Petri Ihantola, Arto Hellas, Matti Luukkainen

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We present the design of a online course that focuses on container-based virtualization as part of the DevOps toolchain. In addition, we outline the professional background of participants taking the course, and describe how this affects perceived previous knowledge of DevOps. We found out that the self-evaluated conceptual understanding of DevOps topics is nearly equal regardless of the participants professional identity (eg, student or developer). However, there are significant differences in how much participants have used tools like Docker before. We conclude that there is a clear need for lifelong learning among software engineering professionals as (future) developers often struggle in operations related skills such as command line or networking.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWeb Engineering
Subtitle of host publication20th International Conference, ICWE 2020, Helsinki, Finland, June 9–12, 2020, Proceedings
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-50578-3
Publication statusPublished - 2020
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Web Engineering - Helsinki, Finland
Duration: 9 Jun 202012 Jun 2020
Conference number: 20

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN (Print)0302-9743


ConferenceInternational Conference on Web Engineering
Abbreviated titleICWE

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