Choose Boring Technology
If you’re giving individual teams (or gods help you, individuals) free reign to make local decisions about infrastructure, you’re hurting yourself globally. It’s freedom, sure. You’re handing developers a ball of chain and padlocks and telling them to feel free to bind themselves to the operational toil that will be with them until the sweet release of grim death.
– Dan McKinley in Choose Boring Technology
If your work is in creating and maintaining software, you should read this.