The DevOps Methodology: Principles for Successful Implementations

The DevOps methodology merges two fields—software development and information technology (IT) operations. The primary goal of the DevOps methodology is fast product release, achieved through the use of automation, communication, and a continuous workflow. The main core principles of DevOps are cross-training, collaboration, continuous improvement, accountability, transparency, and automation. DevOps teams apply these principles when … Continued

When to invest in Product vs Technical Debt and why

Spaghetti code, architecture that isn’t well-thought-out, growth and supportability challenges – being a software engineer, you get plenty of opportunities to experience these and similar effects throughout your career. As much as we love to criticize others for choices they made (and that we have to live with), let’s be serious for a moment: Very few engineers are actually making a conscious … Continued

DevOps Lifecycle: Building the Continuous Pipeline

A DevOps lifecycle enables software development teams to create a continuous workflow that maximizes quality and efficiency. DevOps lifecycle workflows typically include seven continuous phases — development, integration, testing, deployment, operations, monitoring, and feedback.  Pipelines based on the DevOps lifecycle focus on all parts of the software development and maintenance processes, rather than solely the … Continued

DevOps Monitoring: The Abridged Guide

DevOps monitoring is the practice of implementing processes and tools for the purpose of enforcing visibility into the DevOps pipeline. Typically, monitoring implementations collect metrics which are used for alerting, notifications, and logging. In DevOps, there are four important areas you should monitor—latency, traffic, errors, and saturation.  You can set up DevOps monitoring by using … Continued