Wikipedia says, ‘DevOps is a set of practices that emphasizes the collaboration and communication of both software developers and other IT professionals while automating the process of software delivery and infrastructure changes.’
‘Transparency’, ‘Collaboration’ and ‘Cross-Functional Teams’ with multi-lingual software skills are breaking the stereotypical labels with automation and rapid deployment. Basically, the technical tribe of Rawal is a part of the movement formed by new technologies like Cloud Infrastructure and Virtual Machines. Ultimately, the processes have sped up allowing innovation to revive and to do more in less time.
DevOps Lifecycle can be summed up with acronym: C.A.L.M.S
C – Culture A – Automation L – Lean M – Measurement S – Sharing
Our Company adopting DevOps environment savours these six capabilities:
The developers and analysts work in a flow, with all their minds on the same page and it is smoother when the members understand and co-operate, instead of criticizing each other. DevOps sustains the need of this collaboration and hence extends far beyond an IT organization that just delivers a software.
The pace and finesse of product development is obtained with the right tools used to build it. These tools are operated in chains to automate large parts of the end-to-end software development and launching process.
- Continuous Integration
Open and frequent communications to integrate the works of developers is essential for clear elaboration of product development. When the solitary codes in every developer’s mind are linked to each other; the product developed is action-packed with blooming utilities.
- Continuous Testing
The most crucial piece of DevOps is conducting tests within the development of product. In a DevOps environment, everyone is involved in the testing process from developers to QAs. The developers make sure of creating error-free codes with QAS providing the competent test cases. Testing in DevOps environment helps developers to balance quality and speed.
- Continuous Delivery
It is nothing but taking integration to the next step. The product development beyond doubt does not end with deployment. Several individual releases are integrated with the product and delivered at frequent intervals to bear upon a steady release cycle. Ultimately, the product gets improvised easing user-pains effectively.
- Continuous Monitoring
Failures must be found and fixed in real time. Monitoring involves figuring out the unavailable services, underlying its causes and most importantly applying the learnings and reckoning the problems before they occur. It is practically integrated with delivery as it starts in development itself and if drilled with right tools; spots performance problems before they hit production.
In a conclusive way, Product Development is an incremental process of achieving various milestones and tackling challenges to progress. An interesting journey with a lot of human intervention while resolving innumerable user-stories remarks of an ideal DevOps environment. Predicting where things may go wrong even when risks are identified is challenging for any software project. The DNA of the product lies in its solitary codes; once ready after testing are released for Operations team to install. Also, the product churns out to be mighty fine if there is utmost synchronization between Development team and Operations team.