Gatekeeping best practices within the developer community benefits no one. If there’s a better way to deploy code, we should share it. Why? Because a developer community is just that: a community. What benefits one team will help another, creating more efficient processes, reducing hassle, and elevating software quality and performance across the board. We are witnessing increased collaboration in the DevOps space, a trend we should encourage.

What Is Gatekeeping?

Senior developers have learned many lessons over the course of their careers, and many developed innovative solutions to development cycle challenges. In the past, they may not have openly shared their experience and knowledge; whether it was intentional or not, they were essentially gatekeeping their practices.

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