Selecting Azure DevOps to Simplify Cloud Development
Posted By : Khushboo Arora | 29-Nov-2019
Software developers are implementing DevOps practices to shorten their software development life cycle(SDLC). DevOps practices had enabled software developers to work in tandem with operations teams to produce robust apps within a short duration. According to Teahbeacon’s research, the market for DevOps is increasing 33% every year and it is expected to reach $7.72 billion by 2021.
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What is Azure?
Azure is a widely adopted cloud computing platform created by Microsoft. The cloud platform that facilitates in developing, deploying, testing, and managing services and applications through Microsoft-managed data centers using favorite tools and frameworks.
Introduction to Azure DevOps:
Azure is full of flexible DevOps workflows. Microsoft Azure offers services for DevOps in their cloud platform. Let’s looks at some of these services:
- Visual Studio Team Service(VSTS): Enables teams to share track work, share code, and ship software.
- Visual Studio Mobile Center: the Mobile apps mission control
- Visual Studio: Microsoft’s Integrated development environment (IDE)
- HockeyApp: Crash reports, collect feedback, deploy mobile apps, and monitor usage.
- Third-Party Tools: Azure supports third-party tools including Redhat, Jenkins, Chef, Spinnaker, and Terraform.
Azure DevOps Terminology:
Continuous Integration: In Continuous Integration (CI) built and testing of code is automated whenever a team member makes changes to the existing version. In CI the master branch is kept clean and a development branch is created. Once the testing is done and the pull request is accepted changes are made to the master branch.
Continuous Delivery: Continuous Delivery (CD) involves building, testing, configuring, and deploying an app from a build to a production environment.
Infrastructure as Code: Infrastructure as Code (IaC) manages infrastructure including networks, virtual machines, load balancers, and connection topology in a descriptive model. It uses the identical version that is used by DevOps teams for source code. IaC enables DevOps teams to test applications at the initial stages of the development cycle in a production-like environments
Micro-services: Architectural patterns that divide applications into smaller components and deploy to perform certain business logic. MIcro Services communicate over the web with REST APIs.
Azure DevOps uses DevOps tools like GIT and Visual Studio Team Services to facilitate the collaboration of the teams. It uses Jenkins or Travis CI for Automated integration testing, and GitHub or visual studio team service for Continuous delivery.
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