What is DevOps?
DevOps Model Defined
Devops encompass a whole set of processes, philosophies, methods and tools that will be used inside a project by a company in order to improve the release of a developed product or a service. This applies to both quality and speed of release. This allows to gain an edge compared to more standard company that have kept the “classical” way of managing their processes. DevOps should then bring satisfaction to both end users, the clients, and the development teams.
How DevOps Works
Applying devops inside a project means that all the parts of the functional group are involved. We divert from the “siloed” state to a bigger teams that gather all involved teams, and this happens at each level. Everyone is involved at every moment of the lifecycle of the project. From development to testing (automated or not) and all the way to production deployment.
As a matter of fact, through this new merged structured we aim at least to keep the same or rather improve the efficiency and the quality all around the lifecycle. A relevant way of bringing quality assurance is through the use of teams that contain testing engineers and more specifically automation testing engineers. As a result, manual testing that is already supposed to ensure minimum quality is replaced by automation testing, that helps to cover a larger part of the developed application in less time, and is able to solve the issue of repetitive and laborious tests for a large developing application.