Continuous Deployment in DevOps


Continuous Deployment in DevOps

DevOps Deployment

DevOps is a working methodology that focuses on closing the gap between the development and the operations team within an organization. The goal is to bring down the development time on products while not compromising all over quality.

DevOps deployment can be quite a cumbersome process if you don’t know what you’re doing. This article touches on three points to give you an understanding of DevOps deployment and management.




·       Build server

Build servers also known as continuous integration servers share some basic functionalities. They are easy to migrate to and offers a single to a multiple-source repository. You can also create an automatic build with built-in self-testing features.

There are many open-source platforms to choose from such as TeamCity, go.cd, and Jenkins. You can try experimenting with a few to see what works best with your organization.

Once the server is set you need to incorporate a:

** The link between your source code and your application
** A command to build the application




·       Test suits

Automated tests are the core of your development pipeline. You can build separate suits complementing each test suit. Let’s take a look at an example.

Suppose you building software and require a unit, integration and functional test for the early-stage development of the product. You can go ahead and create separate builds for test and link them together so that the one triggers another in the pipeline.

The build will keep running the program until you hit an error. You keep making necessary changes in your code until it passes all the tests at which point the product will be ready for publication.

It best you turn this into practice no matter how minor the project is. Even if you have to do manual testing at some point, include as much automation as possible.

However, note that automated isn’t foolproof. They were created to catch known bugs and doesn’t guarantee that the app is ready for production. The final decision rests with your development team.




·       Adding in the final step

So you've done all your tests and ready to publish your software. Working in a DevOps cycle you must be able to publish said app in the flick of a switch and that’s where the final deployment step comes in.

It’s the master key that unlocks the door to the limitless potential of the outer world awaiting your creation.

It can be a challenge at first, so you might want to test it out in a simulation. You can do it by opening your CI server and creating a build resembling a testing environment.

Once you’ve put in the test parameters, link the newly created build to your test build and observe it ticks all the correct boxes. Keep an eye on the downtime and if it goes down by a certain margin, you need to optimize your builds, giving you a good idea of what changes to make when you’re finally releasing the product.

These three steps are the absolute basic aimed at giving you a brief mechanics of each one of them. Use this a building block to experiment with new and innovative ideas you have in store.








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My Name is Ankur Jain and I am currently working as Automation Test Architect.I am ISTQB Certified Test Manager,Certified UI Path RPA Developer as well as Certified Scrum Master with total 12 years of working experience with lot of big banking clients around the globe.I love to Design Automation Testing Frameworks with Selenium,Appium,Protractor,Cucumber,Rest-Assured, Katalon Studio and currently exploring lot in Dev-OPS as well. I am currently staying in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Please Connect with me through Contact Us page of this website.

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