DevOps is among the most common buzzwords used by software development agencies around the world. It's a set of principles designed to streamline and govern the entire development process. It is important for beginner techies to be familiar with DevOps.
What is DevOps?
DevOps is all about integrating the developers and operations team together. The concept is not going to make developers into system-admins or vice versa but the idea is that both should work together. Each aspect and phase of DevOps is complemented with tools that make the whole process easier.
Although there are a ton of other buzzwords thrown under the umbrella of DevOps, the basic concept is fairly simple. It is all about ensuring that the team is working properly. The entire process involves keeping an eye on servers, watching analytics, analysing logs, and identifying problems with the codebase.
Continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipeline
Automation tools are a major part of the DevOps environment. The biggest advantage of using CI/CD pipeline is that it builds automated processes that start with source code and handles the process of building, testing, and deploying to servers.
AWS CodePipeline is an ideal example of CI/CD pipeline. Whenever a change is found in the source control, it is sent over to AWS CodeBuild for testing. Jenkins is another commonly used CI/CD tool.
Once the build is complete, you will need to send it to a testing environment before heading to production. Even then automating deployments to both testing and production will accelerate iteration times. In AWS, this scenario is handled by CodeDeploy.