DevOps is a cultural change. Every software organization is talking about it and wants to embrace it because of its enormous benefits. DevOps is not any certain set of tools, but for it to succeed, we do need to have some tools. Today, I'm listing out the tools that help DevOps to succeed in an organization.
Docker is the leader in the container market. With containerization evolving as a big trend along with microservices adoption by many software powered organizations, Docker is going to gain much more popularity in the coming years. We use Docker in production for most services. Docker eases configuration management, control issues, and scaling, and allows containers to be moved freely from one place to another.
2. Git (GitHub)
Git is a free and open-source distributed version control system with a capacity to handle small to large applications. Git was created 10 years ago following the Linux community’s need for SCM (Source Control Management) software that could support distributed systems. This platform helps developers to work collaboratively. The main features of enabling repos, pull requests, etc. are really exciting. Integration is very easy; you can connect any additional support systems to GitHub and work freely. This also acts as a social network where you have your own profile with the data of things you have worked on. It surpasses many SCM tools with features like cheap local branching, convenient staging areas, and multiple workflows.
AWS provides flexible services to organizations to deliver their products to market efficiently. As we know, DevOps is a culture in which it states the need for delivering things faster with agility. AWS does this by providing companies with powerful cloud computing features. It provides a series of features like compute, storage, networking, database, analytics, application services, deployment, management, mobile, developer tools, and tools for IoT.
A very popular Agile development tool from Altassian, JIRA provides bug tracking, issue tracking, and project management functions for a proper enterprise level of project management and bug tracking system. Some amazing features include support of Scrum, Kanban boards, Agile reporting, portfolio planning, plug and play add-ons, mobile apps, and robust sets of APIs.
Ansible helps you build a strong foundation for DevOps. Ansible is a simple but powerful server and configuration management tool that helps teams the power to scale IT automation, manage complex deployments, and speed up productivity. It offers automation for teams, for the enterprise, for everyone. Many successful companies are using Ansible to automate their IT tasks and since adopting it, they are pretty sure to not looking back. Organizations like Ansible because of its ability to maintain a fully immutable server architecture and design. Having an immutable server architecture means to the ability to create, destroy, and replace servers at any time without causing service disruptions.
Slack is an amazing integration tool that can be well adopted by any organization that wants to practice agility and DevOps. It's easy to monitor, and notifications make it a simple yet powerful tool. Slack boosts automation and collaboration by creating a new communication channel that automates common tasks and makes it easy to distribute real-time information, improve collaboration to help teams shorten feedback loops, enabling them move faster and be more productive.
Shippable was founded so that software-powered organizations could accelerate innovation. It is a streamlined Continuous Deployment platform to modernize your software organization, offered as a hosted service or Enterprise Server. You can code, package, deploy, and run Docker containers with ease. Shippable supports a lot of automation through its CI and CD platform. It automates repetitive and mundane tasks by making deployments frictionless without compromising security.