Software development and IT teams' processes can be automated and integrated using the practises, tools, and cultural philosophy known as DevOps. It places a strong emphasis on technology automation, cross-team communication, and team empowerment.
How does DevOps work?
To improve the speed and caliber of software deployment, a DevOps team consists of developers and IT operations personnel who collaborate throughout the product lifecycle. Teams and the organizations they work for must adapt to this new way of working, which represents a cultural shift.
Development and operations teams are no longer “siloed” under a DevOps approach. These two teams can occasionally combine to form a single team of engineers who work across the whole application lifecycle, from development and test to deployment and operations, and who possess a variety of multidisciplinary abilities.
- Continuous Integration Tool: Jenkins: Jenkins is an integration DevOps tool. For continuous integration (CI), Jenkins stands out as it is designed for both internal and plugin extensions. Jenkins is an open-source Java-based automation CI server that is supported by multiple operating systems including Windows, macOS, and other Unix OSs. Jenkins can also be deployed on cloud-based platforms.
- Version Control Tool: Git (GitLab, GitHub, Bitbucket):
Git is perhaps the best and most widely used version control tool in a development era characterized by dynamism and collaboration.
Configuration Management Tool: Puppet: Puppet is also open-source and uses declarative programming for system configuration, deployments, and server management DevOps tools. It is organized into reusable modules for the speedy setup of pre-configured servers and is compatible with most platforms.
- Container Platforms: Docker: Container platforms are application solutions that allow developers to build, test, and ship applications in resource-independent environments. Each container comprises a complete runtime environment including the specific application, its libraries, source code, configurations, and all its dependencies. Container platforms offer orchestration, automation, security, governance, and other capabilities.