Over the years, organizations have been implementing Agile methodologies to speed up the software development cycle. While Agile was initially embraced for development process, it has progressively expanded into other downstream areas, i.e. IT and Operations. It has helped team to streamline the development process, receive timely feedback for improvements, has ensured that the entire process picks a pace for on time product delivery.
In the uber-competitive business world, unplanned downtime and issues with production environment can be detrimental. It can put customer trust, revenue, and productivity to halt, which is un-affordable for businesses of any size.
DevOps represents a shift in IT culture. With adoption of agile and lean practices, the software development approach ensures rapid IT service delivery.
Continuous Integration (CI) is a software development practice, wherein isolated updates to a code base by developers are immediately tested and reported. CI aims at early detection of bugs in code or defects in software functionality. The entire process works in conjugation with automated testing tools that ascertains Continuous Testing (CT) and Continuous Deployment (CD) of the software.
DevOps is a business-driven approach that utilizes agile methodology, automation, and collaboration for seamless product development. Often considered as a ‘disciplined agile practice’, DevOps emphasizes upon integration of development and operations team for delivering better, frequent product cycles.
The collaboration of Agile and DevOps has invoked doors for an innovative and rapid software development model. While DevOps is often considered as an extension to Agile, one stream of development that hasn’t seen much growth is Software Testing.
The Agile and DevOps theory is the topic of talk in IT organizations. However, there prevails a lot of confusion about the two, when it comes to differentiating between them and defining their benefits. Here, we try to understand the same with differences and similaries between both software development practices.
“42% of the organizations who have implemented DevOps confirm that it supports their mobile app development cycle.” - Gartner
DevOps have become an integral part of application development and delivery. However, embracing the benefits of DevOps for mobile app development is not possible without addressing to the challenges of confronted while development, testing, and release of the app. This segment discusses the major challenges of mobile DevOps with some reliable practices to overcome them. Let’s get started.
Almost half-decade back, businesses experienced a massive shift in how users accessed their services online. There was a staunch and steady switch to mobile devices, which enforced businesses to make their existing applications compatible to them.
In the IT ecosystem, there is more pressure than ever to be agile, without compromising with the security and reliability. For a consistent product development cycle, people, processes, and tools need to be streamlined effectively. This is where DevOps come into picture, addressing to the stumbling blocks of continuous integration, testing, and deployment in the software development cycle.