Do not be afraid of the command line.
If you are a developer, operations is an inevitable task. You need to know how it’s working under the hood. You need to learn beyond front-end development. When I say command line, I am referring to the command line interface of the underlying operating system. Once you get the hang of it, a configuration management tool like Ansible will come in handy when the going gets tough.
The command line is your window to the underlying machine, be it physical or virtual machine. If you can’t see it, you are under the mercy of schemers.