Nella  Brown

Nella Brown

1621497720

Your guide to DevOps automation and CI/CD at GitHub InFocus

Last week we kicked off GitHub InFocus, a global virtual series just for software teams. We discussed the importance of developer experience and innersource—and how key collaboration really is. Next up: DevOps. We checked in with virtual hosts Jennie, Marko, and Daniel for a quick Q&A on what to expect, from CI/CD to DevSecOps.

This week of InFocus is a little different than the last. While ‘developer experience’ is a newer concept, we’ve known about and been doing DevOps for over a decade. So what’s something new folks can expect to learn this week?

Jennie: While the term DevOps has been around for a while, it’s still convoluted to many. What I’m excited about for this week is that we’ve brought in so many DevOps experts across GitHub to share the lessons, strategies, and best practices we learned from working with our customers. The four sessions this week will cover not only the DevOps fundamentals, but also motivations for change, trends in the industry, and how to get started on a transformational journey.

#devops #github #ci/cd

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Your guide to DevOps automation and CI/CD at GitHub InFocus
Madelyn  Frami

Madelyn Frami

1599821640

DevOps Automation: How to Apply Automation Into Your Software Delivery Process

It seems that nowadays, DevOps can mean many different things. As a DevOps expert at OutSystems, whenever I’m asked what this practice is all about, I like to say that it’s a way to deliver value faster to your end-users. More than a skill, a job role, or a tool, DevOps is a culture-shifting paradigm.

It’s about speeding up the flow of delivering software changes to your production environments and amplifying the feedback loops in your delivery pipeline so that you can catch problems early on during your development stage and act upon them quickly. This is why you always see practices like CI/CD and test automation closely associated with DevOps.

But it is also about reinforcing the collaboration between developers and operations, breaking organizational silos, driving innovation through experimentation, and measuring the business impact of each change so that you can iterate on top of that.

I recently discussed how to adopt DevOps automation in your software delivery process in a TechTalk. So if you want to learn more about the subject, I invite you to take a look.

Why Automate in DevOps?

DevOps automation’s greatest benefit is that you increase the speed and agility to deliver and change applications while removing bottlenecks and replacing manual tasks with automation. On top of this, automation introduces process standardization which further reduces the chance of errors or oversights that can occur when performing manual tasks.

Just look at a typical change request handling process. Your customer sends your operations team an email with some feedback to incorporate into the app. The ops team shares the message with the dev team that starts working on it. Once done, the new app version goes to the testing team, who, after testing it, shares its feedback with the development team again, until the app is finally deployed.

From process gaps and manual interventions to communication delays and miscommunication, many things can go wrong in a simple change request. By automating your DevOps processes, you’re able to close some of those gaps.

DevOps automation brings together the tools used by different stakeholders from different phases of the software delivery cycle, while ensuring enhanced transparency, quick releases, and easing further deployment.

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#devops #automation #application development #devops best practices #software delivery #ci/cd pipeline #low-code #outsystems #devops automation testing #devops toolchain

Nella  Brown

Nella Brown

1621497720

Your guide to DevOps automation and CI/CD at GitHub InFocus

Last week we kicked off GitHub InFocus, a global virtual series just for software teams. We discussed the importance of developer experience and innersource—and how key collaboration really is. Next up: DevOps. We checked in with virtual hosts Jennie, Marko, and Daniel for a quick Q&A on what to expect, from CI/CD to DevSecOps.

This week of InFocus is a little different than the last. While ‘developer experience’ is a newer concept, we’ve known about and been doing DevOps for over a decade. So what’s something new folks can expect to learn this week?

Jennie: While the term DevOps has been around for a while, it’s still convoluted to many. What I’m excited about for this week is that we’ve brought in so many DevOps experts across GitHub to share the lessons, strategies, and best practices we learned from working with our customers. The four sessions this week will cover not only the DevOps fundamentals, but also motivations for change, trends in the industry, and how to get started on a transformational journey.

#devops #github #ci/cd

Derek  Champlin

Derek Champlin

1595578080

Working with GitHub Actions

GitHub has become one of the most widely used Source Code Repository. Its Distributed Version Control System helps the developers for faster development and Integration of their code. Recently, it launched GitHub Actions in beta which enabled developers to create automated workflows to build, test, and deploy their source code on GitHub.

In this article, we will discuss about GitHub Actions and how it can be used to build an automated software development life-cycle workflow.

Below are the things we will discuss in this article:

About GitHub Actions

Using GitHub Actions, we can create custom workflows that will help to build, test, package, release or deploy the code without leaving the GitHub UI. It enables us to build Continuous integration and Continuous Deployment capabilities directly in our repository. Here are some important features about GitHub Actions.

**YAML based process: **The workflow is written in YAML. Hence it is easy to create, read and use the actions that make up the workflow.

**One Place for everything: **By using GitHub Actions, we can build and test the developed code directly in our repository. There is no need to worry about integrating the source code repository with other build and deployment tools. Everything can be done in one single place.

**Easy to integrate code: **Since enabling CI/CD directly in the repository is possible using workflows, creating merge requests(MRs), building, testing and integrating them become way more seamless.

#tech (re)view #build #cd #ci #ci-cd #github #github actions #gitlab-ci #gradle #java #test

Matt  Towne

Matt Towne

1589791867

Serverless CI/CD on the AWS Cloud

CI/CD pipelines have long played a major role in speeding up the development and deployment of cloud-native apps. Cloud services like AWS lend themselves to more agile deployment through the services they offer as well as approaches such as Infrastructure as Code. There is no shortage of tools to help you manage your CI/CD pipeline as well.

While the majority of development teams have streamlined their pipelines to take full advantage of cloud-native features, there is still so much that can be done to refine CI/CD even further. The entire pipeline can now be built as code and managed either via Git as a single source of truth or by using visual tools to help guide the process.

The entire process can be fully automated. Even better, it can be made serverless, which allows the CI/CD pipeline to operate with immense efficiency. Git branches can even be utilized as a base for multiple pipelines. Thanks to the three tools from Amazon; AWS CodeCommit, AWS CodeBuild, and AWS CodeDeploy, serverless CI/CD on the AWS cloud is now easy to set up.

#aws #aws codebuild #aws codecommit #aws codedeploy #cd #cd pipeline #ci #ci/cd processes #ci/cd workflow #serverless

Anthony  Dach

Anthony Dach

1623842460

How To Build CI/CD Pipeline With TeamCity For Selenium Test Automation

Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) has become an essential part of modern software development cycles. As a part of continuous integration, the developer should ensure that the Integration should not break the existing code because this could lead to a negative impact on the overall quality of the project. In order to show how the integration process works, we’ll take an example of a well-known continuous integration tool, TeamCity. In this article, we will learn TeamCity concepts and integrate our test suites with TeamCity for test automation by leveraging LambdaTest cloud-based Selenium grid.

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There are numerous best CI/CD tools available for building high-quality code and narrowing the gap between development and impacted teams. Besides establishing a DevOps culture in the organizations, teams enhance it by implementing best CI/CD practices throughout the Software Development Life Cycle(SDLC). These practices help the teams accelerate product development, automate the processes, and improve overall productivity.

#ci/cd #automation #how to build ci/cd pipeline with teamcity for selenium test automation #selenium test automation #teamcity