There was a time when software development was one heck of a mountain to climb, and the emergence of many valuable technologies and methodologies made it easier as the years passed by.
But, there was one thing that made its entry into the world of the IT industry and changed it forever, DevOps!
If you aren’t much familiar with DevOps, here is a quick summary,
“DevOps is a set of practices that combines Development (Dev) with (Operations) to build a worthwhile product within a short development cycle.”
Ever since DevOps came into existence, developing and deploying a new product is never a bigger task.
When you need to understand how bigger the impact of DevOps is on the software field, isn’t it essential to know how software development was before its arrival?
Ever since 1948 (the year when the first piece of software was developed and installed in a computer), software development has typically followed a ‘Waterfall Model’.
In this method, the development is carried out in sequential phases, wherein the software gets modeled, evolved, and developed step-by-step. Each phase will have its own different objectives, and the software will reach the next phase only when the objectives of the current phase are met.
As you think, this takes a lot more time to get a fully developed product.
When DevOps entered the scene, the first thing everyone was impressed with was its collaborative approach. Facilitating an improved interaction between the teams involved, DevOps not only shortens the development cycle but also provides an easy way to track how the product is getting developed in various phases.
Undertaking DevOps practices, the leading IT firms around the world have developed high-quality products at a high pace, and SPAN technology is no exception.
We make the best use of numerous DevOps tools in developing high-quality products that consistently exceed our customer expectations. Here are a few of them:
Jenkins is an open-source automation server that facilitates the automation of various phases of software development through more than 1800 plugins. Enabling Continous Integration (CI) and Continous Delivery (CD) of projects, Jenkins paves the way to integrate our chain of build, test, and deployment tools.
With Jenkins, the repetitive tasks involved in the development cycle can be automated while we can focus solely on other crucial tasks.
Ansible is another open-source, cross-platform automation tool used in DevOps practices for the continuous delivery of software code through an ‘Infrastructure as Code’ approach.
What is Infrastructure as Code?
Infrastructure as Code (IaC) is the process of managing and provisioning infrastructure through code instead of manual processes such as physical hardware configurations.
Apart from automation, Ansible also simplifies redundant tasks in software development.
Docker is a software platform that infuses the Containerization approach in software development, wherein everything the software requires to function (including libraries and code) is packed into Containers.
The Docker containers streamline the pipelines in DevOps. Therefore, the developers can have complete control over what’s within the container and how the containers and services function together as an application across environments.
Terraform is an open-source IaC tool that can be used to build, modify, and version infrastructure efficiently and securely using a declarative language called the HashiCorp Configuration Language (HCL).
Not only the configuration management, but TerraForm also takes care of the Orchestration. DevOps Orchestration is nothing but the automation of numerous processes involved in software development.
Our vision is to develop products that exceed our customers’ expectations, and we are always ready and willing to embrace any new technologies for that.
These are just a small sample of how we make the best use of DevOps for the development of our products with the utmost quality and perfection.
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