DevApps gives developers the ability to build applications with the same kind of automation and real-time response that DevOps brought.
When the founding fathers of DevOps — Patrick Dubois, Gene Kim, Andrew Clay Shafer, Damon Edwards, and John Willis — started to espouse the cultural changes in IT they called DevOps, they argued for changes like measurement, sharing, and automation. These changes were needed to bridge the traditionally siloed groups of developers and operations. This movement increased awareness about abstracting infrastructure and automating deployment. Today, it’s an undisputed best practice to automate infrastructure deployments and provide continuous delivery of IT systems.
Cloud providers are baking many of these types of services into their offerings. They are offering fully managed services, not just hosted containers, Kubernetes, and serverless functions. Automated deployment tools like Google’s Anthos provide a way to modernize existing applications and build them cloud natively, essentially systematizing DevOps practices. Backend-as-a-Service (BaaS) like Amazon’s Amplify can almost completely take over the burden of managing infrastructure. Serverless computing (Amazon Lambda, Azure Functions, OpenShift Serverless) provides managed runtimes and autoscaling (scale-up and scale-down) to deploy code as discrete microservices that can be woven together into cloud native applications.
The evolution of highly scalable, low latency automated infrastructure like this is why I believe we are now entering the era of what I am calling (with tongue planted firmly in cheek) DevApps. DevApps gives developers the ability to build applications with the same kind of automation and real-time response that DevOps brought.
Companies need to be thinking long-term before even starting a software development project. These needs are solved at the level of architecture: business owners want to assure agility, scalability, and performance.
DevOps and Cloud computing are joined at the hip, now that fact is well appreciated by the organizations that engaged in SaaS cloud and developed applications in the Cloud. During the COVID crisis period, most of the organizations have started using cloud computing services and implementing a cloud-first strategy to establish their remote operations. Similarly, the extended DevOps strategy will make the development process more agile with automated test cases.
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