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APMdigest and DEVOPSdigest regularly feature lists with quotes from experts across the industry. The most prominent lists are the annual predictions features. Throughout the year APMdigest and DEVOPSdigest post several other lists as well, usually providing tips or recommendations relating to a specific topic. These lists are consistently ranked among the most popular content on both sites.
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