DevOps is a methodology that emphasizes improving efficiency and productivity at every stage of software development, thanks to the use of appropriate tools and practices for automating and integrating processes.
SOFTIQ supports Clients by providing services of DevOps engineers and entire project teams working with the use of this methodology, guaranteeing faster product delivery and higher quality.
Benefits of using DevOps services provided by SOFTIQ include:
In the DevOps methodology, all phases of software development are interdependent to some extent and are not assigned to roles. In the DevOps software life cycle, we distinguish planning, development, delivery and operation phases.
In the concept phase, project teams plan, define and describe the functionalities of the products they create with the activep of DevOps specialists. They track progress at different levels of detail, create to-do lists, and track bugs. For high flexibility and visibility, DevOps teams use Scrum tools, Kanban boards and dashboards.
It is characterized by the creation of rapid innovations while maintaining high quality and stability. Project teams that are using DevOps methodology iterate in small increments, use automation for common and manual steps. This phase covers all aspects of development – writing, testing, evaluating, deploying, and compiling.
It includes both software deployment in production environments, as well as deployment and configuration of the basic infrastructure that makes up these environments.
As part of the delivery phase, DevOps teams define the release management process, setting manual approval steps, and automating the processes that allow it to gain scalability, repeatability and increase the level of control.
Thanks to DevOps practices at this stage, teams maintain, monitor and resolve issues in production environments. The goal is to identify problems before they occur and quickly eliminate them when they occur. This ensures high system reliability and reduces downtime, while also placing great emphasis on safety.
Effective implementation and use of the DevOps methodology requires profound changes in the organizational culture and the way teams work. At SOFTIQ, we understand that the use of DevOps practices is not only the automation and optimization of processes using the latest technology, but above all a change of mentality, thanks to which we have created a friendly working environment for DevOps teams.
Characteristics elements of DevOps culture in SOFTIQ:
Interpenetration of roles and responsibilities
The phases of the software life cycle are not strictly assigned to roles. Teams adapt and engage in additional activities. For example, developers are not only limited to the development phase, but are also committed to ensuring performance and stability in the operational phase.
High visibility and collaboration
All teams involved in the creation of the system share their processes, priorities and clearly communicate any concerns. They plan work together, define goals and determine the means to achieve them.
Shorter software release cycles
Shortening software release cycles facilitates risk management and planning, and enables faster response to customer needs and competition behavior.
Continuous research and improvement
DevOps teams react quickly to errors and incorporate new information into ongoing processes, improving them and constantly adapting to the market. Thanks to this, customer satisfaction increases, as well as the innovation of software development process.
Our teams take full advantage of DevOps methodology by applying DevOps-specific practices across the entire software lifecycle. Thanks to this, we accelerate and automate both the individual stages of system development, as well as plan complex processes that increase productivity throughout the product life cycle.
DevOps practices used by SOFTIQ teams:
Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD)
This practice is used for automating the development and delivery phases. This ensures that the code is ready for production at any time, with the team only having to manually authorize the transition from development to deployment.
This practice applies a real-time view of the performance and health of the entire system by collecting event and log data from various parts of the system and using actionable alerts.
By collecting detailed information, DevOps teams can eliminate problems in real time and learn how to improve the software in future development cycles.
By using version control systems that allow multiple developers to collaborate on code, it is possible to track revisions and history of code changes, making code review and recovery easier.
Using version control is one of the core DevOps practices, allowing you to share coding tasks among team members, facilitating collaboration between developers, and facilitating code recovery when needed.
Agile software development
The Agile approach to software development, used in the DevOps methodology, emphasizes team cooperation and high flexibility in reacting to changes, achieved thanks to short release cycles.
Agile DevOps teams release changes and fixes continuously, collect feedback from users, and then adjust the way system works based on their current requirements and needs.
Infrastructure as code
In this approach, topologies and system resources are defined in a descriptive way, allowing them to be managed in the same way as code. Definitions are stored and versioned using version control systems so they can be reviewed and undone if necessary.
This approach allows you to maintain development and test environments that are identical to the production environment. This helps automate deployment and reduces errors, especially in large, complex environments.
Configuration management is a DevOps process that includes managing the state of resources in the system, such as servers, virtual machines and databases. By using the right tools, teams can track system health and avoid configuration deviations.
Combined with infrastructure-as-code practice, configuration management facilitates rapid template development and automation, helping teams support complex environments at scale
We have many years of experience in designing, building, implementing and maintaining solutions created using various DevOps tools, such as:
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