It has been a long road to where we are at the moment. So many years of getting to know each other, the fights, the arguments and best of all, the make up deployment. All through those years we have wondered what we meant to each other. Sure, we lived together and occasionally saw each others dirty laundry, but so what; we needed each other. What we did not know was whether we loved each other. It has taken many years for us to answer that question.

We have had weird room mates in the mean time as well. Your weird cousin MySQL replication always caused problems with my brother db-migrations. You said migrations needed to be more idempotent and I said I hated MySQL! Things said in a rush of blood and forgiven the next day when we sat them together and got them talking.

What about the weird neighbour Mrs.Agile? Always wanting us to talk and sit next to each other and always pointing out to everyone how cute we looked together and always calling out loudly how we should really hook up. I remember your red face then! I remember my red face as well. How we awkwardly laughed, knowing deep down one day we would have to ask that question. We knew it even before that old lady would embarrass us in front of others.

Throughout all these years with you, I have known you in good times and bad and sometimes in downright crazy times. Not once have I forgotten how important you are to me and how much you mean to me. I want to deploy lots of apps with you and watch them scale with you. I want to spend the rest of my coding days with you growing old together.

My dear dear Ops, will you develop with me ?

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Software Developer at realestate.com.au. Ardent rock climber, long distance runner and cricketer. Passionate about geometry, algorithms, persian poetry and test cricket. Loves to climb at the Sundeck Valley in Grampians, Australia.

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