In the recent years, something which has drawn everyone’s attention in Mobile App Development Company is DevOps. It’s a latest buzzword in the industry, however very few people know what exactly it is all about and have really excelled in implementing it. Successful implementation of DevOps means giving a leading edge to the organization in terms of competition, quality, market readiness, optimizing process etc. Today, in this blog, we’ll try to briefly describe what DevOps is.
DevOps is a culture in an IT industry that seeks to promote the collaboration between development and operation teams, which traditionally used to work in silos and create multiple problems in the project due to lack of communication and combined ownership. By removing these silos between different IT teams, DevOps proposes to improve the situation by adopting a product-centric approach that emphasizes automation and tooling to speed up, and make safer, the mechanical tasks of testing and deploying software.
Above we have understood the ‘’why’’ of DevOps, now we’ll see ‘’who’’ all is involved in this.
There are mainly 3 teams which are involved in any IT project, these are, the development team, QA team and the Operations team.
Prior to the concept of DevOps, often these teams used to work in silos as none of them knew each other, and the coordination between them was virtually non-existent. Development team writes the code/module and then send it to the QA team for bugs identification, who in return send it back to the development team with defects to be fixed. At this point, the blame game starts between these 2 teams. Finally, after much deliberation, the module/code once approved by the earlier teams goes to the operations team, who has their own set of problems to handle. The friction between these teams unnecessarily stretches the development cycle, thus impacting the time to market of the product.
At this point, DevOps helps in establishing a common understanding & communication between the Web Application Development Services cross functional teams right from the start of the project thus, nipping issues in the bud.
Benefits Of DevOps:
1. Faster Time To Market:
DevOps help in faster time to market for any software release. This also helps in improving the ROI and reduce the development costs.
DevOps helps in establishing an early and better communication better communication channel/process between various teams, hence, leading to better transparency among the teams.
3. Early Error Detection:
When teams are involved from the initial stage, you get the wholistic perspective of the project. Hence, understanding and foreseeing the issues at the initial stages is possible.
4. Continuous Release:
Agile development requires continuous release of the software/app. DevOps helps in achieving this objective as teams are working in close collaboration in this setup.
5. Better Employee Engagement:
With more interaction and better communication across teams, employees are happier, which ultimately increases their productivity.
The Various Phases of DevOps Lifecycle Are:
1. Planning And Coding
As the name suggest, planning of the features that needs to be included is discussed in detail in this planning phase. Once the planning is over, development is initiated which could be in any programming language.
2. Integration And Testing
In this phase, continuous integration and continuous testing is carried out. Developer updates the changes the code in the standard directory which is shared with the testers. The Quality Assurance team then tests this code and provide continuous feedback to the developer.
This phase ensures that the code is always ready for release. Continuous delivery ensures that at any point in time, the code is in a state to be released successfully.
4. Monitoring And Feedback
The entire process is closely monitored, and continuous feedback is provided to the respective team(s), so that the correction is done at the initial stages only, and no surprises are there in the last moment.
Important Tools used in DevOps are:
1. Source code repository
2. Build server
3. Configuration management
4. Test Automation
DevOps is changing the way we work with iPhone App Development and Android Mobile App Development thus giving development team an edge by using smart and automated processes to produce the best possible application. Now as the teams are coming together, the process is much faster and much more accurate that standardizes coding, testing, and other activities so that the final product contains secure, efficient, robust, and reliable code.
Nimish Gupta is the Director (PMO) at Pixel Values Technolabs, The Best Mobile App Development Company In India . Nimish has over 13 years of experience in the Information Technology & Telecommunication industry. He has done lots of projects for the Government of India. He is very determined to ensure that solutions presented to the clients adopt the right technology and are scalable to adapt to new platform requirements of the ever-growing Information Technology industry. Contact Information:
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