Application Dev Ops

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Application DevOps & Management

Reduce development time by releasing a better quality software product

About Dev Ops

Dev Ops is a main concept to consider for the success of software development and marks a change in technology culture that is moving towards increasingly faster software service provision through the adoption of agile and lean working models.The model tends to improve collaboration and design flows between the development area and the IT operational areas with work pipelines that conceive continuous distribution and the ability to provide value to the Client thanks to more frequent releases and faster functionality validations.Therefore, to counter increasingly stringent time to market deadlines, simplifying the process using the Dev Ops model becomes essential to improve efficiency and thereby overcome the challenges of software development. It’s possible to achieve better features, more speed, quality and performance thanks to the ability to combine multiple teams into a single, increasingly automated process.

Increasing quality by reducing issues

In short, we can reduce the time needed for development by releasing a better quality software product.In summary, below is a list of the key and most valuable points of the model:

BETTER SOFTWARE IS RELEASED IN TERMS OF QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE

FASTER TIME-TO-MARKET

REDUCED RISKS AND COSTS OF DEVELOPMENT

ESTABLISHMENT OF BETTER COLLABORATION BETWEEN ALL THE PLAYERS INVOLVED IN THE PROJECT

GREATER AGILITY IN THE COMPANY

MULTIPLE RELEASES IN A SHORT TIME

DRASTICALLY REDUCED POTENTIAL MARGIN FOR ERROR

IMPROVED USER EXPERIENCE

Difference in working with and without the Dev Ops methodology

A different and older development methodology produces a lack of collaboration between teams, which leads to a number of problems, such as an inability for multiple releases, which lengthens delivery times.Consequently, when releasing large blocks of code into production, it is easier to incur errors and subsequent states of emergency that, due to time and costs, can lead to a high risk of production errors that are increasingly difficult to resolve.
On the other hand, by adopting a method that also represents something of a cultural change, the frictions that can occur between development and operations are limited, improving collaboration between different areas of the same project and leading development teams to go forward and work together towards a common, shared goal for the creation of high quality software. That is why productivity is increased in the long run. Through the automation of repetitive activities, teams can distribute software simultaneously on different platforms and release programs more quickly, reducing development costs and all the risks due to an irregular implementation of the features. A shorter release cycle meets the Client’s requirements and requests faster and better, including the ability to detect any problems that need to be corrected more quickly. Thanks to this cultural change, the software released enters a state of continuous development and redistribution, ensuring more rapid and significant product innovation.

Dev Ops generates value for the Client

Dev Ops generates business value that is reflected on Clients. However, it is not restricted to the implementation of tools and technologies, but is a merger of 3 main factors:
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People

Focusing solely on tools is not sufficient when adopting this methodology, since it is also necessary to pay attention to investing in the human factor, i.e. the people who use these tools in a team. This essential factor is the only true way of providing speed and quality, while reducing costs.

Eliminating team "silos" becomes fundamentally important, making sure that all the teams work together as if they were a single team, focused on a common goal.

Each project requires the careful selection of people in order to bring in the right set of skills that can be transferred between the work teams, creative people with significant experience that have in-depth knowledge of current technologies and extensive backgrounds involving IT infrastructure.
The work teams need to know how to self-manage and self-organize, so as to limit the overload of work in the project, and will must be trained on both Dev Ops and AGILE concepts in order to possess the skills necessary to produce increments of solutions that always work.

The team's resources are enhanced through the phases of product management, architecture, system design and release, in order to deliver the project and provide the proper technical authority in an effective development process.

Once again, it is essential for the right Product Owners and SCRUM MASTERS to be active components in the project, since they play an important role in helping the entire development team to achieve their goals, while ensuring that the Client is always fully involved throughout the development process.

To improve the final quality of the code, the teams must be able to take advantage of frequent and effective collaboration in order to be able to share the workload in a functional manner, work on revisions, always be informed on all types of update and resolve simple conflicts quickly and easily.
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Processes

To achieve successful Dev Ops results, in addition to the correct enlisting of human resources, there is a need to follow a precise software development process that includes version management, quality control and a testing phase.

A company using Dev Ops as part of a continuous product delivery strategy is said to be able to deploy new software 46x faster, recover an error 96x faster and deliver 440x faster turnaround times compared to competition using more traditional methods.
In the process, it is therefore necessary to define the version management and the continuous distribution program in advance. Developers need to be able to collaborate with the Dev Ops team through the right development and test environments, ensuring the ability to migrate the product from development to test to production, moving code sets across multiple paths.

The team must be able to work on fixes in one environment, while at the same time working on improvements in a second environment.

It is necessary to clearly specify roles and responsibilities so that everyone knows exactly what role they play within the process, thereby making it easier to attribute the right priorities to activities, determine the scheduled timeframes, view the control statuses using specific Dashboards and be able to communicate simply with regard to project goals.

In so doing, good organization allows the entire work team to repeat the process quickly without running into problems and ensures that implementation can be continuous in order to ensure customer satisfaction.
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Technology

Selecting the right tools is critical to achieving Dev Ops goals.

The choice and use of the technology itself allows the construction of a stable operating environment and fast development cycles that ensure rapid software delivery by optimizing resources and costs.

In a first phase, it makes sense to consider key aspects of the software development process such as test programming and security, and then evaluate the technologies that make it easier to collect and meet requirements and create prototypes.
It is necessary to ensure that the tools selected can be used in the cloud and that they support network and IT resources, while always complying with the necessary security requirements.

To improve the quality of the software, automated test tools must be adopted to speed up the testing process, as well as detect workloads in production and identify problems in good time.

Tools are used to continuously measure and monitor performance, identify distribution precision, system vulnerabilities, server integrity and application performance.

Choosing and using the right tools will thereby allow the execution of the software version and efficiently move the code between environments, quickly releasing features and easily correcting any bugs.
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Our Approach

We have seen how Dev Ops deals with a radical change compared to more traditional concepts in the field of software development. As mentioned, it requires the right combination of people, processes, tools and technologies.
At Solve.it, we use the best practices that allow individual resources and entire teams to generate value and continuously improve over time.We pay attention to keeping the development and operational teams focused on product development and capabilities.We move the project easily from development to production in order to have efficient control over version management and software scalability.We use platforms that allow teams to come together and work on frequent revisions, resolve conflicts and continuously improve code quality. Each team has all the necessary skills and is aligned during each development cycle, fostering sharing and collaboration.
We employ lean working philosophies and AGILE project management practices which, together with the addition of appropriate automation, allow us to guarantee results for each project and incorporate changes more easily.Therefore, we support a culture of iterative learning that allows us to transform any mistakes made in the past into training opportunities for the overall growth of development teams, as well as enabling and implementing integration and continuous distribution functions that allow us to optimize the quality of the products developed and timely delivery.

WE MAKE THE QUALITY FACTOR A PRIORITY IN EVERY DEVELOPMENT

Competitive software development,
fast and precise deliveries