Perception, a workshop approach, which aims to bring development in organizations closer to the operation, hence the name
DevOps = Developments + Operations
Dev refers to the development groups. A development group is a group of software developers whose main job is to develop code for the company’s products.
Ops refer to the operatives, their main job is to check that “everything goes smoothly” – Making sure that the servers are up, that there are no abnormal loads, that there is no storage running out of free space, etc. In such cases, operatives are required to address the problem quickly.
DevOps combine those disciplines, enabling the Agile methodology – this allowing rapid and parallel development of a variety of layers or aspects of the product.
It allows a dynamic work and development method that allows each department to work and release new versions to the air regardless of opening projects in other departments in the company.
This way, the work process can be streamlined, and the workforce leveraged to reach a wide exposure to a large audience with a quality product and a relatively small staff.
This approach to rapid software development plays an essential part in defining the DevOps profession as it is an approach that advocates efficient and rapid software development that elaborates code from a variety of departments and teams among the company’s employees.
Modern DevOps methods include continuous development (delivery), testing, integration, deployment, and monitoring of software applications throughout their development lifecycle (often called CI/CD – Continues Integration/ Continues Deployment). The CI / CD practice or the CI / CD (or Pipeline) pipeline is the backbone of modern DevOps operations.
Continues Integration (CI) – Continuous and continuous integration is a working method that allows performing automatic tests on any code change (implementation of a requirement – User Story), which has undergone a commit process for the integration industry. The idea is to perform unit tests, compilations, automated tests, and static tests on each code change to maintain the integrity of the product and the quality of the product.
Continues Delivery (CD) – Continuous delivery, expanding the CI process by making sure the software or product is always in the repository ready for deployment, making the process faster. Once the product is ready for deployment, the operator must deploy it in the production environment. It is generally customary to deploy before production in a pre-production environment.
The transition services to the DevOps method are many, but what is common to all, that the transition requires a deep perceptual adaptation within the development team needed to make successful technological and automatic workflow while creating a complete synergy between developers and operators. Of course, additional workflow and management tools are required to complete the transition and achieving the expected goals.