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DevOps Tools : A to Z

DevOps Tools : A to Z


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Thomas Edison once said, “The value of an idea lies in using it.”

Many companies have their business ideas valued when they convert them into products. But the entire conversion process is a tedious and time consuming

With DevOps being implemented in many IT organizations, the DevOps toolchain has made this process much simpler.  Key DevOps fundamentals revolve around the concepts of continuous integration, continuous delivery, automation, and collaboration. Since DevOps is more of a practice than technology, there’s no single tool that can do justice to all stages of software development. Rather, DevOps forms a series of tools.

There are a number of open-source DevOps tools available. Clubbing them together based on your needs makes a DevOps toolchain. This makes product delivery faster and more efficient. A toolchain is basically a set of various tools that solves a particular problem.

In this blog, We are going to see the significance of DevOps Tools that has really made the software development life cycle easy and quite manageable.

  1. DevOps Knowledge with At least On Public Cloud: Learner must have fundamentals knowledge of cloud native App Development on either AWS, Azure, Google Cloud. Python as a programing language is one of the primary technologies used by teams practicing DevOps. Its flexibility and accessibility make Python a great fit for this job, enabling the whole team to build web applications, data visualizations, and to improve their workflow with custom utilities.
  2. Docker & Kubernetes: Kubernetes is purpose-built with a simplicity of design that has made it the container orchestration tool of choice. More and more, Docker is what helps development create containers, and Kubernetes is what operations uses to orchestrate and manage them. Best tools to have modern Application Development and DevOps Automation.
  3. Configuration Management Tools: Configuration management tools are used to track and control IT resources and services across an enterprise.  Some examples are Ansible, Puppet and Chef.
  4. Repository Management Tools: The task of managing access to all the public repos- all components used by your development teams can be simplified and accelerated with a dedicated server application known as a ‘repository manager’ . Some popular tools are – Nexus and Jfrog artifactory repository.
  5. Cloud Automation Tools: How we can have rapid deployment all required Infrastructure to launch development environment and databases Answer is Cloud Automation Tools – Terraform , Cloud Formation, VSTS are widely used.
  6. CI/CD Tools: A continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CDpipeline is a series of steps that must be performed in order to deliver a new product. A CI/CD Pipeline automates changes to various environments in development. Jenkins, Gitlabs, Teamcity are popular products for CI /CD.
  7. Version Control Systems (VCS) : VCSs are software tools designed to help teams work in parallel. GIT, SVN, BItbucket, TFS are widely used products for the same.
  8. Build Tools: Build tools are commonly known as programs that automate the process of building an executable application from source code. Refer the popular list here:
  9. Knowledge of Scripting Language: This emphasizes programming & Scripting languages that are commonly used by DevOps engineers in DevOps environments for automation needs. Refer the list:
  10. Monitoring Tools: With DevOps monitoring, teams can react quickly and automatically to any changes in client experience. In addition, it enables developers to shift left to earlier phases of development, reducing the number of broken production changes. Problems can be detected and dealt with manually or automatically as required with better software instrumentation. Refer the list of Tools:
  11. Linux Administration Skills : Basic Knowledge of Linux Server Administration and commands will help you in your development routines.
  12. Other Useful Tools:
    1. SonarQube is an open-source platform developed by Sonar Source for continuous inspection of code quality to perform automatic reviews with static analysis of code to detect bugs, code smells on 17 programming languages.
    2. JIRA – For Agile based Project Management and Issue Tracking system.

Enjoy Learning Always !!!!!

Compiled By : Prof Rahul Shrimali, Assistant Professor, CSE, ICT, Ganpat University

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