What is DevOps and how does it work?

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February 11, 2018

What is DevOps and how does it work?

By NickLitten

February 11, 2018

DevOps helps businesses respond to business, project and market changes quickly and fluidly. I’m not sure if fluidly is a word, but if its not, well, it should be. Devops focuses on many smaller high-quality software updates being rolled to users with a rapid schedule. Using continuous delivery and continuous testing to reduce risk, garner user feedback and smoothly improve software in small easy bite-size chunks.

How do you eat an Elephant?
One byte at a time.

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Arcad Software has a great description of DevOps:

Instead of managing huge transformations with a major user impact, DevOps produces a steady stream of smaller incremental changes that are more reliable, with less overall impact and more readily accepted by users.

DevOps is an organizational change that depends on automated, tool-based collaboration between all actors in a software project: from developers, to testers, operations and end-users.

  • Version control of all production artifacts
  • Develop and test against production-like systems
  • Continuous Build, Integration, Test and Deploy
  • Proactive monitoring of production environment
  • Continuous improvement

I’ve subscribed to this software development techinque for years – so check out there description here

  • The Phoenix Project is a book that explains DevOps very well via a fictional situation. It reads rather like a novel.

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