DevOps & Software Development
Since the needs of consumers and businesses are continuously evolving, the way we build software is changing. Software used to be some sort of still life, in the same way your desktop just sat on your desk, but today, it’s everywhere, constantly changing and moving forward—like the new phone in your pocket or the tablet in your bag.
Building software in this new era can be challenging, since speed and agility are so essential. However, development teams also need to manage complexity and performance. You can’t afford to compromise.
That’s where DevOps comes in; it bridges the gap between development (the work done to actually create the products) and operations (the team that helps to make sure software gets to the people that need it) to allow for a more agile and efficient way of working. It not only gives you speed, it also ensures that developers and engineers can respond to issues and user requests and demands incredibly quickly.
In the simplest terms, DevOps (development and operations) is a software development phrase used to describe a type of agile relationship between Development and IT Operations. The goal of DevOps is to improve communication, collaboration, and processes between the various roles in the software development cycle in order to improve and speed up software delivery.
What Are the Benefits of DevOps?
DevOps aims at establishing a culture and environment where building, testing, and releasing software can happen rapidly, frequently, and more reliably, and in a DevOps environment, cross functionality, shared responsibilities, and trust are promoted. One tangible benefit of DevOps is an observed decrease in development and operations cost. Other measurable benefits of DevOps include:
- Shorter Development Cycle
- Increased Release Velocity
- Improved Defect Detection
- Reduced Deployment Failures and Rollbacks
- Reduced Time to Recover upon Failure
DevOps is often referred to as a ‘philosophy’ or a ‘mindset’ - and to some extent it is. But that doesn’t mean it’s something that can only be implemented by expensive consultants. It’s something you can practically implement through new workflows, processes, and tools.
Not Sure Where to Begin?
New Horizons is a Registered Education Partner (REP) with the DevOps Institute (DOI). REPs meet all the globally recognized standards for quality education, and comply with the guidelines, policies, ethics, and standards of the DevOps Institute (DOI). Below are the details for our popular DevOps Foundation course:
DevOps Foundation Course
This course provides an introduction to DevOps—the cultural and professional movement that stresses communication, collaboration, integration and automation in order to improve the flow of work between software developers and IT operations professionals. Improved workflows will result in an improved ability to design, develop, deploy, and operate software and services faster.
The learning objectives for DevOps Foundation include an understanding of:
- DevOps objectives and vocabulary
- Benefits to the business
- Concepts and practices — including its relationship to Agile, Lean and IT Service Management (ITSM)
- Improved workflows
- Improved communication and feedback loops
- Reliance on automation
- Applying DevOps in an enterprise environment
- Critical success factors and key performance indicators
- Real-life examples and results
Target Audience: Individuals and organizations seeking a foundational understanding of DevOps, including employees and managers responsible for designing, reengineering or improving process, as well as consultants guiding their clients through process improvement initiatives. This course would also serve Internal and external suppliers, as well as process stakeholders.
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