The DevOps aspects relate to different areas of software development and operations that are improved through the implementation of DevOps methodology – DevOps culture. We will list the aspects behind the idea of effective software creation, testing and deployment and improved communication between developers and technical departments.
People are one of the key factors for DevOps. As mentioned earlier DevOps includes developers, testers, operations team, and possibly other teams involved. These teams are no longer “isolated” but create the conditions for greater communication and collaboration between them throughout the software development lifecycle, possibly merging into a single team. This team is characterized by higher awareness, mutual trust, strong customer focus, the ability to learn from common experiences and to explore new areas – building multidisciplinary skills.
Processes define what is to be done and how it is to be done, so that the entire software development lifecycle from start to finish can be reliably delivered. Clearly defined processes support the DevOps goals of delivering software faster and better. This can be achieved through a balanced use of existing tools, processes and methodologies.
DevOps teams use tools, of which there are now a significant number and more and more, to automate and accelerate processes, helping to increase the reliability of the development process. However, it is important that these tools are linked or work together (Tool Chain) to achieve the goals of the DevOps approach. The core tools are those that support continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD), Infrastructure as Code (IaC), automation and collaboration.
DevOps practices are increasingly important in modern software development because they enable organizations to deliver software faster, more reliably, and more securely, ultimately increasing their competitiveness in the marketplace.
““DevOps? I don’t know what you are talking about. I can create your infrastructure in AWS, automate it with Terraform that runs in pipeline in GitLab, create Helm charts for your applications, deploy it in cooperation with Helmfile again from pipelines, obviously, and some other stuff. Is it enough? I don’t know. You tell me.”