8. Confused about Platform Engineering, SRE, DevOps?

In this episode of Always an Engineer, Assim Razzaq breaks down four different types of engineering roles: platform engineering, site reliability engineering, development operations (DevOps), and application engineering. It’s important to know the difference to avoid confusion in tasks and improve overall productivity.

[01:11] Platform Engineering

[02:45] Site Reliability Engineering

[06:34] Development Operations

[09:11] Application Engineering

[10:10] Summary

Knowing Your Function and Expertise

As engineers, it’s important to know your strengths and forte in the field. Due to the nature of engineering having a wide net of work, you need to establish which particular field you are inclined to work for. Identify if you lean towards being a foundation of tools, goal-oriented for problem-solving types of work, hands on development procedures, or specialized field tasks. The main objective here is to set a boundary of tasks that you can work on in order to increase the productivity and better the quality of services or products for customers.

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