DevOps: A Mechanism To Fasten The Software Development Procedure

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There was a time when developers and operation teams used to work like opposite ends of a company. Production code updates could never satisfy the developers and the server administrators were always nagging about the huge pile of server requests.

Then DevOps came into the picture. In the word, “Dev” is a shorthand term for the development team or the departments involved in the development tasks and “Ops” is more of a blanket term for system administrators, network team, systems engineers and DBAs.

Project development process moves around two main axes- Development and Operations and DevOps is a technology bridge that combines these two axes for good by streamlining the whole development process.

Jez Humble describes it as a cross-disciplinary community of practice dedicated to the study of the building, evolving and operating rapidly-changing resilient systems at scale.”
According to Algoworks “a DevOps consulting service provider, “it as a mechanism to fasten the software development procedure.”

DevOps is well known for its capabilities like elastic infrastructures, virtualized enterprise solutions, scalable and robust services, and mature platforms. In this blog, we will talk about the key components which make it a must-have for any enterprise-

1. Test Automation:

Today software development environment demands high-quality product delivery in the least possible time. Being liberal toward the production quality to complete the production in the minimal timeframe is not even an option. It simply means that production teams will have to specify, build, test, and deploy the product accurately and quickly.

Test automation has proven itself to be a blessing when it comes to delivering the quality product within a specific timeframe.

2. Configuration Management:

DevOps has several key factors that must work together as a team to achieve the objective, Configuration Management can be called the nuclear of the whole mechanism. Configuration management helps to control the activities and tooling to make the delivery and operations automated. It monitors and applies desired configurations and automatically cures any unexpected changes or configuration drift. configuration management builds the foundation by enabling teams to deliver better software in lesser time.

3. Continuous Integration:

According to Amazon- “Continuous integration is a software development practice where developers regularly merge their code changes into a central repository, after which automated builds and tests are run.”

Before Continuous Integration solutions, Developers used to divide the coding process into many parts and work on them individually. After some time they used to combine their code to get the final product. This process was not only confusing and time taking, testing, bug detection and delivering progress report was also very difficult in these kinds of processes.

With the continuous integration Project, developers regularly submit to a repository using a version control system. Before each submission coders can run an individual test on their code too.

4. Infrastructure as code:

According to Microsoft- “Infrastructure as Code (IaC) is the management of infrastructure (networks, virtual machines, load balancers, and connection topology) in a descriptive model, using the same versioning as teams use for source code.”

Environment drift issues in the release pipeline can only be solved by applying Infrastructure as code this makes IaC is a very important component of DevOps.

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5. Knowledge sharing:

DevOps focuses on combining development and operational teams to work on a task. In this procedure, it indirectly plays the role of a knowledge sharing bridge between these two departments. You can understand this topic better by this example- Generally, the development team has more information about new technologies and programming languages in the whole enterprise while operation teams mainly focus on how an app or software will perform in different environments. When these two teams work together they share their knowledge with each other and this Information sharing benefits the whole enterprise on some level.

Conclusion-

If you are spending more time finding and fighting bugs than developing and deploying software, you know that you are doing something wrong. Let us provide you with the solution, you just need to decrease the manual work and go for automation. Automation makes tasks a lot easier and time-consuming. DevOps is a must for the automation task. So go find a DevOps consulting service provider who can do it for you.

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