DevOps Principles and Methods Simplified
Posted By : Yash Vishwakarma | 22-Dec-2020
DevOps Principles and Methods Simplified
DevOps Principles Simplified, This will be an on-going DevOps series for information technology professionals & associates to mid-level engineers to boost their confidence and awareness. this series also has the intention to improve knowledge simplify concepts & create awareness around tools that will fit into your day-to-day dev operations at work to be able to have a successful CI/CD environment.
In this series continues, comprehensive topics will be discussed ranging from AWS libraries like CloudFormation, CodeBuild, RDS, Device Farm, EC2, load balancing, testing, etc. These articles are going to strictly focus in the principles, & methods that DevOps professionals are thinking about when implementing architecture into the application.
So, what is DevOps?
DEVOPS is the practice of combining software development and information technology operations. The main outcome through DevOps is lesser product release times and high software reliability. You have to see DevOps a lot of times defined by an infinity loop to symbolize continuous integration & processes in the development cycle.
In Today's time, we think of development-operations as a combination of behavior & set of tools, it is an enterprise fancy software term meant to improve the relationship between two business units. To deliver quality work, we have a lot of tools that are required for everything from development, testing, integration, deployment, to monitoring. Hence, it is highly crucial to learn about each topic and technology in detail.
DevOps Methods and Definitions:-
The method or the processes behind the system are intricate parts to reach sustainability when releasing hotfixes on the spot, or doing weekly product pushes.
Everything is continuous. You have to see this word slapped around in a number of ways when people are speaking about DevOps. Normally there are many "continuous" integrations that verified by an automated server before deployment.
This is the process in which engineers commit code in small chunks multiple times a day for it to be easily tested.
This code is ready to be deployed to run in a development, staging, or production environment on a public server.
In this stage, it is time to find defects in the application, if any. Detecting problematic themes in the application and receiving feedback from users helps improve your client's experience.
DevOps principles act as a foundation for the system. Every philosophy and belief system in DevOps revolve around these important principles: automation, continuous improvement, and collaboration.
Spending days or week trying to release a product can extremely costly and slow down your project schedule. automation is the keys of principle in my opinion when thinking about being able to release and deploy code in minutes instead of hours. Do you imagine a big client issue and you can't correct the issue for 3 days because someone who does DevOps on your team is out of town (what do you do?). Having a strong automation server to be able to do test & make sure nothing breaking is being released is key. It is to be able to automate the deployment process when everything is ready to go & passes your companies processes.
What Tools Help With Automation?
Jenkins- In Jenkins lends support to the development, deployment, and automation of any project by providing hundreds of plugins.
Also Read: Jenkins Pipeline
Kubernetes - Kubernetes is an open-source system originally designed by Google. It facilitated automatic deployment, scaling & management of containerized applications.
Continuous improvement refers to the concept of getting better and stronger. Under it, the process always has room to adjust as per the need.
Testing the application before its deployment to ensure every feature is working fine is a key part of the continuous process. At the same time, monitoring application metrics, responses, logs, errors, etc. also comes under it.
What tools help with Continuous Process?
Using the tools we can not only automate web applications for testing purposes, but also the dull web base on administration tasks.
Elasticsearch is a search engine based on the Lucene library. It provides a distributed multitenant capable full-text search engine with an HTTP web interface & schema-free JSON document. Elasticsearch is developed in Java.
Also Read: Setting Up Kibana For ElasticSearch
This source code repository is key for engineers to be successful in working together. Following a successful Git Workflow to model development & release branches is needed to not create merge issues in the development process so you can release code rapidly.
What collaboration tools can help with the process?
Docker is a software platform for building applications based on containers. It is a collection of small and lightweight execution environments that make shared use of the operating system kernel although run in isolation from one another. Despite the container concept being in the air for a long time, it was not until 2013 when Docker was launched as an open-source project. Docker popularized the container technology and has helped drive the trend towards containerization and microservices in software development that become known as cloud-native development.
We consider it as a crucial section to understand GIT and its fundamentals. Because then only you can learn using GIT more effectively and with ease. By using GIT over time, you will have a clear understanding of VCSs such as CVS, Subversion, or Perforce. Although the GIT's UI is almost similar to other VCSs, the way GIT stores information and uses it is different and so you will be least confused when using it.
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