Overwhelmed by the amount of tools available to DevOps, promising to make life easier and more efficient? We’ve compiled a list of the tools required in DevOps that will help you refine your strategy.
Slack – This communication tool was released in 2013 and quickly became the go-to for technical organizations to collaborate across teams and offices, breaking down communication barriers and improving workflow.
Docker – This tool enables DevOps to securely package, deploy, and run applications regardless of running environment. Each application container holds the source code, supporting files, sysconfig files, etc. necessary for application execution. Through the Docker Engine, the containers can be accessed and then execute applications within a remote environment. Organizations looking to reduce infrastructure costs look to Docker.
GitHub – Since 2000, GitHub has been one of the top DevOps tools for collaboration amongst developers. Not only can developers make rapid iterations to existing code (with notifications sent instantaneously to team members), but immediate rollbacks can be made in the case of any error or fallout encountered.
BitBucket – Another repository similar to GitHub, BitBucket comes at a lower cost and offers developers an opportunity to collaborate throughout the development lifecycle. BitBucket integrates with project management tools such as Trello and Jira, and has inbuilt CI/CD functionality.
Jenkins – This open-source continuous integration server automates the build cycle of a software project, and is highly customizable. It allows developers to automatically commit code to the repository, run test cases, and fetch reports through its pipeline feature. It will also provide instant feedback and issue warnings if a sprint is pointing to a broken build. Most of your tools and tasks within the software development lifecycle can be automated with Jenkins.