Traditionally, the development team and the operations teams have been working independently of each other that can potentially cause issues after a product has been deployed into production. The objective of DevOps is to provide transparency between the two teams and ultimately support the end product better.
DevOps works together even as one team during the entire product lifecycle. This collaboration between the two teams is crucial for ensuring a smooth post-production experience. The team uses automation to ensure that Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Delivery (CD) can be executed smoothly with minimum impact to the end user.
Continuous Integration (CI) is a programming practice that focuses on making releases easier and quicker. The objective is to merge codeline from all of the developers into a main line using either git or subversion (SVN). The code is promoted to the different environments from development to production (master) after testing such as unit testing, regression testing, and quality assurance is complete.
Continuous Delivery (CD) is an extension to CI that provides a mechanism for releasing new changes to production quickly in a sustainable and repeatable way. Using tools such as Jenkins will allow the CI/CD process to be automated as much as possible with intervention from user required at places of QA and UAT.
There are five stages of CI/CD (Develop, Build, Test, Deploy, and Release) that makes the automation process easy and reliable. Tools such as git, svn, maven, and Jenkins provide the functionality to enable CI/CD.
Websulting Business Solutions has extensive knowledge and experience in standing up a productive DevOps and using the applications such as Jenkins, git, svn, and others to successfully execute a product lifecycle.