PentaBAR – JavaScript Operations: “Should I build or should I not?”

PentaBAR – JavaScript Operations: “Should I build or should I not?”

Most JavaScript Developers, whether front, back, or full stack, think their role has nothing in common with infrastructure or operations. But they could not be more wrong!

DevOps has risen in popularity over the last decade and not just the job description. DevOps combines software development and information-technology operations in processes which aim to shorten the development life cycle and provide continuous delivery of high-quality software.

By taking responsibility for their code, JavaScript Devs tend to acquire more tools, more processes and duties. Up to the point of assuming the Web Operations role, involving the deployment, operation, maintenance, tuning, and repair of web-based applications and systems.

But this could take a serious toll on a newly minted DevOps!

In this PentaBAR video, Alejandro Mercado, an experienced Web & Mobile Developer turned Engineering & DevOps Manager, will tackle the complexities of running a web application, as well as the need to take on the DevOps role, without reaching the point of burnout.

The agenda will cover the following topics:

  • From Dev to DevOps;
  •  The Ops movement;
  • New roles – new expectations;
  • 101 – Jenkins for JavaScript Developers made easy

About PentaBAR:

PentaBAR is an events series designed for those with a passion for technology. It’s a place for professionals to meet and share knowledge.
PentaBAR began as an offline meetup, with the aim of supporting continuous learning and professional development in a relaxed, friendly environment. In June 2020, PentaBAR was relaunched as a virtual event.

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About our speakers


Catalin DUMITRAS - Host

Catalin Dumitras is a Principal Cloud Architect and an experienced Solutions Architect at Pentalog.

Alejandro Mercado

Alejandro Mercado - Guest

Alejandro Mercado is an Engineer Manager leading DevOps projects, always curious to learn about modern technologies.