Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery
Rapid, continuous development along with continuous deployment is fast becoming a pre-requisite for competitive advantage. The complexities involved in software delivery further mandate a need for operational efficiency and quicker turn-around time. DevOps is the means of achieving all these objectives.
By means of collaboration between developers, testers and operations teams at an early stage of development, iterations can be avoided, problems can be anticipated, and steps taken proactively to ensure smooth execution and deployment.
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Capture user requirements as a first step of your sprint cycle. Track and update feedback and seek approvals with predefined workflows. Upload supporting documents with ease. You can use tools such as JIRA, Confluence with appropriate plugins for this.
To ensure all team members stay on top of changes to source code, a centralized source code repository can be deployed. This is integrated with developers’ IDE. A well-defined branching strategy will also be worked out for smoother collaboration and enhanced productivity. Tools like Git, SVN, Bitbucket, etc. help manage source codes better.
Review of code prior to builds can help identify issues early in the development cycle. You can then easily assign defects to development teams and individual developers. You can also add / update code-review rules with equal ease. Defects can then be categorized and assigned severity. This can then be coupled with quality gates to ensure code quality. SonarQube is a tool that can help with code review and coverage.
Automating builds using Maven/ Ant can help save a lot of time. If anything goes wrong, you will get notifications, for you to take appropriate action. You can also create and deploy docker containers on any container management system (for e.g. Kubernetes). The deployments can be done using specialized tools or by making use of standard APIs. Tools such as Jenkins, CodePipeline, UCD can help you in the deployment process.
With a good configuration management in place, you can maintain and manage configuration separately from code. At the time of development and operations, a Configuration Management Database can be used as a repository of various infrastructure devices, applications, databases, and services. Tools such as Chef and Ansible are popularly used for Configuration Management.
With infrastructure as a code, you ensure better quality control, efficient deployments and decreased recovery times. You can also easily provision new environments and also arrange multi-cloud provisioning for your infrastructure requirements. Tools like Chef and Ansible can help with this.