In the last month or two I've noticed my questions are becoming increasingly dev ops related and less related to server fault or stackoverflow. Examples include 0MQ compiling issues or problems in TCP.
The field of Dev Ops is ever increasing, and I know teams who have rewritten protocols and entire NGINX modules but their problems aren't necessarily software or hardware related. They can be hybrid problems or caused by a programming error that didn't respect a firewall keep-alive.
I think many users may be confused as to why they see some of these questions and simply say they're off-topic. But now that our economy is cloud-based and SaaS companies do not control the hardware, Dev Ops have high value in the field of software development.
Where do we put these off-topic questions?
This question was about 0MQ and probably only someone working in Dev Ops would have a clue. It was multi-faceted and involved Java bindings, Visual Studio, and C compiling
This question was about redis which both requires networking, server and software expertise. It took some time to track the bug to the Scala client itself: