In today's increasingly complex software development environment, DevOps concepts like Continuous Deployment or CD enable teams to speed up time-to-market while improving the quality of software and reducing development costs. However, you can only benefit from CD if you use the right tools. While there are hordes of tools flourishing in the market, there are a handful that we, at Addteq, use day in and day out to drive value for our customers. Curious to know what our favorite CD tools are? Read on to find out!
Continuous Deployment is a DevOps concept that makes sure any code that passes the testing phase is released automatically into the production environment.
It automates the process of deployment, thereby eliminating the need for human intervention and helps in accelerating time-to-market. Since for every change, deployment is triggered automatically in small batches; CD ensures releases are less risky, and bugs are easier to fix. It also ensures that code is compiled, tested, and deployed to the production environment efficiently and as soon as possible.
The primary objective of DevOps is to drive agility in the software development process while staying focused on product quality.
Faster release cycles through CD are only possible when code is built on robust infrastructure components capable of provisioning the required test and production environment. Since the underlying infrastructure plays a vital role in accelerating the development process, manual management of infrastructure can result in several complexities and can slow down the deployment.
Infrastructure provisioning automates the process of setting up infrastructure components to increase software release speed. It ensures infrastructure is dynamically created with minimal interruptions, so code can be deployed faster and with increased reliability. Infrastructure provisioning not only improves system performance, but it also drives scalability and ensures efficient change management for quicker releases and ultimately improved customer satisfaction.
When it comes to CD, there are some tools we swear by:
Over the past few years, the software development process has evolved dramatically. Today, irrespective of the method or frameworks you use, working software has to be always available.
DevOps concepts like CD aid organizations in robust infrastructure provisioning, so the code can quickly be moved from testing to production environment.
At Addteq, we have been using tools such as Vagrant, Amazon EC2 and Docker to consistently, quickly, and reliably provision infrastructure and accelerate the deployment process to meet the growing needs of our customers.
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