What is a DevOps Engineer?

PLUS: Apple Announces Its New AI Model

In Today’s Cloudbites:

👨‍💻 What is a DevOps Engineer?

💭 How Do I Know if This Role is Right for Me?

🛠️ 5 AI Tools to Improve Your Productivity

🤫 PLUS: Apple Announces Its New AI Model

Read time: 4 minutes

Hi friends, welcome back to Cloudbites

Today, I’ll be sharing another in-demand role in the Cloud industry — the DevOps Engineer. We’ll also take a look at Apple’s recent announcement about its new AI model.


 👨‍💻 What is a DevOps Engineer?

As more companies begin to adopt DevOps, there is an increasing demand for DevOps Engineers. 

DevOps is a set of principles that aims to optimize the collaboration between software development and operations of an organization.

That being said, DevOps Engineers provide strategies to deliver high-quality software in a more efficient and reliable manner. 

What does a DevOps Engineer actually do?

A DevOps Engineer generally streamlines the software development process by advocating better communication between the development (Dev) and IT operations (Ops) teams in an organization. 

They act as the facilitators for developers who built the software before, it gets launched for the customers.

What are their roles and responsibilities?

The main responsibility of this role is to implement automation tools and practices that will assist the software development process. 

A DevOps Engineer also manages and monitors infrastructure resources through coding to track the software’s performance.

In the case of any arising errors or issues, the troubleshooting process can be automated.

💭 How Do I Know If This Role is Right For Me?

If you’re wondering whether this role could be right for you, here are some things to consider:

#1 Do you like working in a dynamic environment? 

If so, this role is great for you. A DevOps Engineer is surrounded by projects with rapid iterations and continuous deployment. This makes it well-suited for someone who is determined, and is able to critically work under pressure.

#2 Do you like working with different people? 

Then this role will align with you. As a DevOps Engineer, you will often work with IT developers, system administrators, and other stakeholders to identify customers’ pain points and improve software development.

#3 Do you enjoy learning new things? 

If yes, this role may be the right fit for you. It will be important to have knowledge and skills on software development and IT operations, and adapt with the current technologies and advancements to stay updated in the field.


🛠️ 5 AI Tools to Improve Your Productivity

  1. KardsAI: Quickly turns your notes into flashcards 

  2. iListen: Converts and summarizes written texts to audio narration 

  3. DryRun Security: Helps developers with proactive security alerts and vulnerability management when writing codes

  4. Plan Quest: Sets and tracks your goals and resolutions with automation

  5. HeyEditor: Automatically edits your photos and videos

🤫 PLUS: Apple Announces Its New AI Model

Apple recently announced that its researchers have made significant progress in its multimodal AI called the MM1 that can now compete with Google’s Gemini and OpenAI’s GPT. 

Here are the key takeaways of the announcement:

  • Apple published a paper underlining that its AI model can perform “in-context learning and multi-image reasoning” due to its large-scale pre-training

  • However, there have been discussions that iPhone’s future AI generative feature is going to be led by Google’s Gemini

  • Apple is reportedly investing about $1 billion per year into large language models, which might imply that it’s undergoing a major innovation that can significantly transform the future of AI

We can expect that Apple is going to make another announcement regarding its Generative AI integration some time in the near future. 


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