DevOps vs SDLC

Welcome to the first blog post in our new DevOps and SDLC blog series! We’re so excited to launch this series and share some of our software development knowledge. At Snapbytes, we’ve been around for a few years and know a thing or two about DevOps, SDLC, CI/CD pipelines, test automation, agile methodologies, and everything in between. Each month, we’re going to share a new blog post that will hopefully spark your interest. So grab a coffee, sit back and enjoy the first installment – DevOps vs SDLC.

The Need for Speed in Software Development

It’s no secret that software has become a part of our everyday lives. It’s everywhere. The omnipresence of software has led to a never-ending race to deliver applications, products, and services to customers faster. And that’s where DevOps comes in.

DevOps in essence is the need for speed. Whether you’re launching an app, creating a bug fix, or trying to get ahead of your competitors – DevOps is the rocket fuel that will give you that much-needed speed. It all comes down to lead time: how long it takes to deploy an application or change from code commit to production? How regularly do you do this at such a pace?

This isn’t just about speed and lead time (although this is great). It’s also about improving your software development processes, implementing automation, limiting waste, and modernizing your overall deployment infrastructure. The ultimate goal is to be so agile that you’ll reduce costs, improve the quality of your products, increase visibility, boost efficiency, reduce time to market, and raise both customer and employee satisfaction.

The Evolution of DevOps

DevOps isn’t just development and operations. It’s an evolution of Continuous Delivery (CD) and Continuous Integration (CI) that encompasses a lot of different factors such as:

  • Continuous improvement
  • Continuous deployment
  • Dependency management
  • Static code analysis
  • Versioning
  • Test automation
  • Configuration management
  • Database pipelines
  • Blue/green deployments
  • Containers
  • Infrastructure as a code
  • Dashboards
  • Monitoring
  • Process
  • Culture

Think of DevOps as a big tree. Climbing to the top certainly isn’t easy and you’re likely to step on a few spines on your way to the top, but you’ll also find some of the sweetest fruit along the way. No two DevOps strategies are the same and that’s why it’s important to have a bespoke and custom development solution. Things to take into consideration are the size of your organization, how mature your teams are, the resources that you have, and what your overall business priorities are.

DevOps is Made Up of Lots of Processes Including Test Automation, Culture and CI/CD


SDLC Tools

In order to implement the many practices and principles within DevOps, you might also want to use some SDLC tools. Understanding the benefits and complexities of each tool in-depth requires a level of expertise, that will make planning the right route for you much easier and more efficient. At Snapbytes, we assist our customers by assessing their current SDLC maturity, planning the DevOps roadmap, and guiding them through this journey. Get in touch to find out how you and your business can benefit from DevOps practices and principles.

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