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How DevOps builds the future of the software industry?

Introduction:

Do you know the present century is totally dependent on technologies and specifically in IT or Digital fields rapid changes are taking place in form of new concepts and practices? DevOps has been proven to be critical in speeding up the Software development life cycle in recent past and has been continuously gaining popularity globally. Patrick Debois in 2009, adopted DevOps process for the first time and started seeing the improvements with respect to the traditional software development challenges.

What is DevOps?

DevOps stands for a portmanteau of “Development” and “Operation”. DevOps is a combination of cultural philosophies, practices, and kits that increase an organization’s capability to deliver applications and services in very highly demanding situations by applying continuous development and rectifying products in a faster mode than the organization’s traditional SDLC process. This process enables the organization serve a better quality product to the client.

There are two loops – Handover Loop and the Feedback loop. The Handover Loop has Build, Test, and Release on the other hand the Feedback loop is having Plan & Operations.

Where DevOps is used?

The companies like Amazon, Target, Esty, Netflix, Google, and Walmart are using this method and as we know they are very successful organizations that are gaining improvement and delivering quality product day by day.

Pillar of DevOps

The pillars are the backbone of a structure and on depending those pillars the structure is made. In DevOps the pillars are 

  • Release management
  • Provisioning
  • Configuring management
  • System Integration
  • Monitoring & operation

DevOps Methodologies

DevOps is the direct application of agility, which rise from the need for faster development and deployment and an increase in software development velocity. Advancements in agile development highlighted the need for a more holistic approach to the software delivery life cycle, resulting in DevOps.

Here are some frameworks and some technical terms used in DevOps-

  • Scrum – A framework in which people can get the solution for complex problems while delivering a high-end product.
  • Kanban – Kanban is nothing but a popular framework that is used for the implementation of agile methodology along with DevOps`.
  • Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) – It is a group of organizational and workflow patterns to implement Agile. SAFe is one of a growing number of frameworks that seek to address the problems encountered when scaling beyond a single team.
  • Lean development – It is a translational property of lean manufacturing principles along with practices. Lean offers a conceptual framework, values, and principles, as well as best practices derived from experience, that support agile organizations.

Why should go for DevOps & its practices?

Nowadays, mainly in 2022, DevOps is having broad scope to make the whole process of D to D in a nominal period. D to D is nothing but Developing to Deployment and also the monitoring and operating of the software. There are a few points or trends to make the motive to go for DevOps.

1. Container adoption of the DevOps Strategy

One of the factors contributing to the rise of DevOps is the growing use of container(placing a software component and its environment dependencies and configuration into an isolated unit) technologies. The use of Kubernetes and containerized services for networking, storage, and security will continue to rise. Containers are the best way to build applications which are scalable, quick changeable to add new features and solve customer issues to gain a competitive advantage.

2. Serverless computing is new approach

The concept of serverless computing gives us a new and exciting approach to the installment of software and other services. Serverless computing smoothen up DevOps operations and increases architectural scalability for minimal pay. This approach is also helping coders in the replacement of workload by looking after server maintenance – system updates and cloud monitoring.

3. The Advancement of Microservices Architecture

Microservices architecture is gaining popularity in the IT industry in place of traditional architecture. DevOps practices and microservices architecture make the decentralized teams innovate faster, maintaining their own technology stack and standards, organizing performance metrics, and managing the development and release cycles, and the go-to-market time is less in this development and release process. 

4. The Rise of DevSecOps-new version

Security is the most vital point now-a-days mainly post-pandemic era which is virtual security.  And all the enterprises are constantly running to move faster, and with this, the whole security teams are struggling with quality analysis nothing but testing. For this cause, the previous version of DevOps was not sufficient, and DevSecOps comes into the story to provide security to products.

5. The adoption of low-code applications

Taking the step for a low-coding approach in DevOps practice is a game-changer for any team. The agility which is enabling low coding also provides almost all organizations a markable competitive advantage in terms of gaining speed in the demanding software market. That kind of low-coding platform allows those, who are having very minimal coding knowledge.

6. Application of artificial intelligence and machine learning in DevOps

Compacting and utilizing the DevOps methodology is essential to keeping pace according to the changing workloads and environments. AI and Machine Learning can help DevOps teams enhance their performance by improving feedback loops and managing alerts. Developers can also benefit from AI and ML by referring to previous application performance and its operational metrics performance which will be recognized and analyzed, sentiment analysis, success building, and test completion.  

7. Automation

Automation is the backbone of each of every traditional or agile method of developing software and testing. Now at the core of DevOps strategies also following the automation. Because the speed of D-D along with Operations and Monetization will not be achieved without automating the life cycle.  All aspects of DevOps and QA must be adaptable if they are going to keep up with the ever-increasing demands of the future.

Leveraging DevOps to our advantage

DevOps has evolved tremendously in recent years and will continue to grow. It is rapidly moving beyond automation and powering the emerging DevOps trends such as GitOps, and Site Reliability Engineering with a clear focus on continuously improving the end results for the users. The key to DevOps transformation is an understanding that it is a never-ending process.

Conclusion:

So, in a conclusion, we can say that the DevOps practice is the most relevant idea for speeding up the production of the software company and delivering to clients. Here continuous development and continuous testing are taking place in each and every stage of the software life cycle. For these, there is more need for skilled engineers for development and testing which increase the job scope in the market nothing but the employment process in different IT companies is increasing day by day as per market demand. And addition, to this the quality of the software is getting better also because each and every stage of a life cycle is under testing process. And in this many of advance tools for maintaining the software, many new frameworks, especially, AI take a vital role in it. So, practicing DevOps is a great advancement and best practice for organizations.

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