Strengthening Your DevOps Pipeline with CI Observability. Changing development culture and implementing the required tools and infrastructure is a difficult process, but essential for DevOps.
From the Accelerate State of DevOps 2019 Report, it’s well known that teams and organizations that adopt DevOps-related practices are more successful at product development. This is because the goal of DevOps is to increase velocity while maintaining stability. As a result, when practiced effectively, organizations reap major benefits. For example, the chart below illustrates the development gap between those who embrace DevOps and those who lag behind in DevOps.
We must also remember that DevOps is not a defined set of practices but rather a model of development to aspire to. Therefore, changing the culture of developing and implementing the required tools and infrastructure is a difficult process. Having all these efforts go to waste could lead to a retreat from progressive changes for any company, dooming it to archaic development practices and eventually leading to slow and sub-standard product development.
This is even more poignant considering the technical debt in attempting to change current development practices. Companies are reluctant to change considering the financial costs, time required, and data migration needs. Hence, it is seen as crucial that once we start adopting DevOps-related practices, we ensure that we build a solid core or base on which we can continue bettering our development practices.
However, there is a vulnerability to any team’s DevOps pipeline, and that is the failure of effective CI/CD. We will elaborate on why this stage is crucial for the overall development practice in later parts of this piece. So why is this so? Establishing the importance of the CI/CD stage when thinking about DevOps is what we will explore in the piece. We will also consider the cultural and tooling remediation required to insulate the pipeline from this vulnerability.
this video gives a full on deep dive of npm ci vs npm install and why you should use npm ci in your nodejs devops production pipelines.
This article gives direction to getting your CI/CD pipeline up and running on the Kubernetes cluster by the GitLab CICD pipeline.
Top CI/CD Tools For Improving DevOps Pipeline. Continuous integration and continuous delivery or CI/CD is a method of delivering apps to the customers by introducing automation to the stages of application building and deployment.
If you haven't seen part 1, click here and start building your CI/CD pipeline now.
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.