When I first started software development over two decades ago, DevOps wasn’t even a term. The more forward thinking organizations had a build server, and a clunky tool to do a build, but that’s about it. Now, even the smallest shops can have a full featured DevOps experience. Large organizations have people who eat, breathe, and live DevOps.
DevOps is a set of practices that combine software development as well as Information Technology operations. “A compound of development (Dev) and operations (Ops), DevOps is the union of people, process, and technology to continually provide value to customers. DevOps enables formerly siloed roles—development, IT operations, quality engineering, and security—to coordinate and collaborate to produce better, more reliable products. By adopting a DevOps culture along with DevOps practices and tools, teams gain the ability to better respond to customer needs, increase confidence in the applications they build, and achieve business goals faster.” What is DevOps? DevOps Explained DevOps is essentially a collaborative effort of tasks between two different subsets of a business- Software development, and operations.
DevOps is not a technology, but a technique used to execute software projects. It’s used to improve workflow through the software development cycle. It helps to maintain software and to make sure that it's running correctly from start to finish, in each environment. It helps make the software development process faster and it helps with communication. DevOps eliminates any barriers or bad circumstances that teams may experience. It improves collaboration efforts between teams, has faster delivery of features and improves app quality.
Thankfully, DevOps is here to stay. It is one area of software development that was lacking in the past. The latest tools make this a lot easier, but there is still a fair amount of work to get it configured on a project. DevOps has only gotten better with time. I can only imagine the improvements that will take place in the future.
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