DevOps & CONTINUOUS DELIVERY
Continuous Delivery & DevOps: is there any difference? Let us help to understand the difference between the two related but distinct methodologies.
The digitization of services has arrived. We are living in a world ruled by apps. People are communicating with each other through social apps, they are booking concert tickets through mobile device, or scheduling a business trip through the airline app. Companies that understand this change have a unique opportunity to jump ahead of their competitors, acquire customers more quickly and grow revenues.
The battleground for this service development is DevOps. It’s not a product, but instead a methodology for helping companies build teams and build software. DevOps (a compound of ‘development’ and ‘operations’) is a culture, movement or practice that emphasizes the collaboration and communication of both software developers and other IT professionals while automating the process of software delivery and infrastructure changes. It creates a culture and environment where building, testing and releasing software can happen rapidly, frequently and more reliably.
Continuous Delivery has become an essential ingredient for teams doing iterative and incremental software delivery. It is an approach whereby teams ensure that every change to the system can be released, and that any version can be released at the push of a button.
Continuous Delivery and DevOps do share common traits though. Both methodologies are aimed at agile and Lean Thinking: each delivers small and quick changes, each relies on tight business an IT collaboration and each share the common goal of faster time to market for new services.
However, the goal of DevOps is merge dev and ops roles together—and the processes they manage—to achieve business goals. It’s all about a common, shared culture and enhanced collaboration. About clearly defined business processes.
We always select a set of development methods best suited for each project, choosing from a toolset that includes varying levels of test automation, continuous integration, automated deployments, Agile Web Development and more.