DevOps is everywhere. This combination development/operations approach has significantly matured over the past five years, in turn leading to increased adoption: In 2016, just 47% of companies had implemented a DevOps approach. Today, that number is 74%.
Despite widespread implementation, however, DevOps is very much a developing field. Organizations are still finding their feet when it comes to effective implementation of this approach at scale, and new iterations — such as DevSecOps, GitOps, and even NoOps — are on the horizon.
There’s always something new to learn about DevOps. So, where do you even start? We’ve got you covered: Here are 25 podcasts to help you learn more about the world of DevOps that you can listen to anywhere.
25 Great DevOps Podcasts
With so many podcasts available, we found 25 standouts and divided them into categories for easy browsing. See a category you like? Click on the name and jump to that section.
Software Defined Talk is hosted by three developers and runs (almost) weekly. Topics include the skills, technology, and infrastructure needed to deliver on DevOps potential.
Why we like to listen: This podcast neatly balances industry humor and tech insight to deliver compelling content.
A play on the title of irreverent TV show “Arrested Development,” this podcast focuses on interviews with different DevOps experts to help listeners understand the current state of DevOps.
Why we like to listen: Featuring interviews with developers and engineers from major companies worldwide, there’s lots to learn on Arrested DevOps.
Software Engineering Daily is exactly what it says on the tin: A regular roundup of all things software and DevOps related. It’s a great source of product-agnostic news that offers reliable industry insights.
Why we like to listen: With a blend of experts from both established companies and startups, this podcast offers value for experienced pros and new DevOps devotees alike.
4. DevOps Radio
Presented by continuous software development platform company CloudBees, this podcast takes an agnostic approach to DevOps with interviews from major players such as Google and Kubernetes.
Why we like to listen: Along with DevOps experts, DevOps Radio also features interviews with IT pros from major companies who helped lead DevOps deployments.
As the name makes clear, this podcast is all about the cloud: What developers are doing, how they’re doing it, and how it relates to DevOps.
Why we like to listen: With a variety of cloud experts digging into potential DevOps use cases, this cast offers great ideas for innovative approaches.
In this podcast, four members of the web development community get together to tackle everything DevOps and web development.
Why we like to listen: Regular interviews with members of the development community help provide a broad DevOps perspective.
An offshoot of the Software Defined Talk podcast, this version is all about, well, interviews. Topics include AI ops, version control, Kubernetes, and compliance.
Why we like to listen: Interviewees include heavy-hitters from leading DevOps companies such as Chef and Google.
Software engineering firm Clear Measure sponsors this podcast, and — no surprise — much of the content revolves around using the Azure platform to get the most out of DevOps.
Why we like to listen: Despite the name, the podcast takes on topics around the developer pipeline at scale and how different tools can help streamline the DevOps process.
The Puppet DevOps toolset is the primary focus of this podcast, though it also features broader news coverage.
Why we like to listen: Puppet experts dig into using the solution to help drive cloud automation and improve configuration management for maximum DevOps impact.
News and interviews with industry leaders are par for the course on this podcast — itself an offshoot of Devchat.tv — that looks to empower DevOps professionals with actionable knowledge.
Why we like to listen: With a focus on helping listeners understand the technologies and tools that underpin DevOps deployments, this podcast is a great source of good ideas.
11. MS Dev Show
This podcast for Microsoft developers covers the Azure cloud, Windows, .NET, and a host of other MS topics, all presented by a revolving cast of presenters.
Why we like to listen: Along with deep tech dives, the MS Dev Show also offers career advice to help DevOps professionals find their best fit.
12. Ruby Rogues
Ruby Rogues is a veteran of the podcasting scene, and has amassed a solid base of listeners who want to catch up on all things relevant to Ruby.
Why we like to listen: Besides news and new tool coverage, the Rogues dive into topics including orchestration and containerization.
13. The Changelog
This podcast takes the opposite approach to the others in this section with a focus on open-source tools and technologies that help drive DevOps.
Why we like to listen: Along with guests like software engineers and thought leaders, The Changelog also talks with hackers and other non-traditional developers to deliver a broader DevOps perspective.
AWS is a cloud and DevOps leader — this DevOps podcast dives into all things Amazon to help listeners make the most of their AWS deployments.
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15. Test Talks
Test Talks is all about testing automation and how teams can get the most out of their testing frameworks to deliver on DevOps potential.
Why we like to listen: This podcast doesn’t stick with general testing overviews. It also drives into popular tools such as SoapUI, Applitools, and SauceLabs.
This podcast is all about Python and its impact on DevOps. Add in interviews with world-class Python experts and you’ve got a recipe for great content.
Why we like to listen: Talk Python to Me goes beyond the basics to discuss the implementation of Python packages and frameworks across DevOps deployments at scale.
This podcast combines introductory content with advanced programming efforts, offering something for everyone who’s using .NET.
Why we like to listen: Experts, ahoy! Regular hosts include veteran software developers and consultants along with a Microsoft MVP in ASP.NET development.
News and technical information about new Apple products and developments for DevOps is the bread and butter of this podcast. With hosts from Brazil and Poland, it offers a more global perspective on DevOps at scale.
Why we like to listen: The deep dives on this podcast aren’t just for experts — they also offer great insight for novice and journeyman developers.
19. Coder Radio
Coder radio comes with a wide-ranging discussion of topics, but always brings them back to the developer’s perspective.
Why we like to listen: Irreverent and informative, Coder Radio is a great choice if you’re looking for a DevOps podcast to start out with.
Humans make it possible for DevOps deployments to succeed — this podcast looks at how human interaction with technology tools can help companies deliver on DevOps initiatives.
Why we like to listen: Understanding the human element in DevOps is key to helping companies keep their competitive edge.
Real Word DevOps is just that: A podcast about people doing DevOps projects in the real world, offering a look at what those projects have accomplished.
Why we like to listen: Interviews of all types abound, from public speakers to authors to DevOps tool creators.
22. Ship It!
What happens when you get your best ideas into the world? That’s the focus of Ship It, which looks at the combination of human ingenuity and great tech tools needed to make DevOps happen.
Why we like to listen: No matter your focus or level of expertise, there’s something for everyone in the Ship It podcast.
Coding isn’t easy — add in DevOps and things get downright complicated. This podcast hosted by a self-taught coder focuses on practical lessons to help developers make the most of their DevOps environments.
Why we like to listen: Along with industry leaders, this podcast also features relative unknowns who share their ups and downs along the way to becoming developers.
24. Coding Blocks
Coding Blocks is all about software design best practices that can help developers avoid common pitfalls and streamline DevOps deployments.
Why we like to listen: Ready for a deep dive? Coding Blocks digs into programming languages such as Java, Ruby, C#, and HTML.
This podcast comes from a Docker expert who also offers online docker courses. While the cast comes with great DevOps insight, it’s even more effective when paired with the creator’s online courses.
Why we like to listen: From cloud management to sysadmin and container tools like Kubernetes or Swarm, this podcast leaves no docker stone unturned.
Delivering on DevOps
Looking to implement DevOps? Already have a project in the works and want to streamline the process? Searching for new additions that could help boost DevOps impact? The right podcast can help put on you track to delivering on DevOps potential. There’s certainly no shortage of them to get you started.