DevOps is the combination of cultural philosophies, tools, and practices that speed up the delivery of applications and services to the customers. In a DevOps model, development and operations teams are no more siloed. Sometimes, these two teams are converged into a single team where developers and operation teams follow DevOps best practices across the whole application lifecycle, from development, test, and deployment level.
Let us understand it through an example.
Suppose an organization got a big project of developing a giant eCommerce application. Now, the organization selected its top-performing operational and development team to complete this project. As the application was complicated and involved so many features, developers took six months to complete the development process. The development team handed over their code to the operation team who would now test the code and release the application for actual commercial use. Now, here begins the actual roller coaster ride of both teams.
After testing with actual data, the operations team discovers that the application that took six months to complete can’t meet customers’ expectations appropriately, the documents are missing, validation issues are jumping out of the blue, etc. This really frustrates the operation team and the organization, on the other hand, the development team is also offended because as per their testing all was good and the mess happened because of the operation team’s poor execution.
That’s when the concept of DevOps came. Organizations are adopting the DevOps Best practices to deliver products within the expected deadlines without causing any wars between the teams.
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