What is DevOps?
What is CI/CD
CI/CD is a shortened term for continuous integration/continuous delivery or continuous deployment. A CI/CD pipeline within a DevOps workflow helps to enable small, frequent, iterative software changes through automation. This allows software developers to integrate code changes seamlessly and accelerate feedback loops from the testing phases to deployment.
DevOps culture is built on nine core principles that align with the primary objectives of the DevOps methodology. Understanding DevOps principles helps speed up projects’ time to market by streamlining the development process. This is achieved by reducing manual work, ensuring implementation of quality code, continuous deployment, and more.
Version control systems
Version control systems permit users to track and manage changes to assets or code in their project. A good version control tool enables developers to keep source code organized and improve productivity by smoothing out the development process. There are three different types of VCS: local, centralized, and distributed. Read more to find out about their specific use cases and benefits.
Source code management
Similar to version control, source code management allows developers to track changes and manage modifications to their source code. SCM significantly improves collaboration between developers through optimal tracking features implemented to prevent hours of manual work and coding oversights. Read more to find out how it works.
Agile vs DevOps
Agile and DevOps are two similar iterative approaches to project management and software development. Agile focuses on adaptive planning with collaborative processes between all stakeholders. It values proactively responding to change and feedback (rather than reactive), and is tied to more traditional waterfall approaches. DevOps incorporates Agile principles while shifting operations roles left into development, removing silos and setting the foundation for automated processes like Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD).
Benefits of DevOps
Studios that incorporate DevOps practices in their development are ahead of the competition: They get more done in less time, and drastically reduce crunch. The collaborative nature of a DevOps culture ensures maximum efficiency, streamlined processes, and better final results. Read more to understand the benefits of integrating DevOps tools into your workflow.
Understanding the DevOps lifecycle and terminology is crucial for all stakeholders if they want to maintain an efficient development process and avoid complexities. The DevOps pipeline can be broken down into seven phases. Read more to learn about each stage and when to implement them, from the development to the final stage of the product.