March 31, 2021 | 5 minute read
Adopting the DevOps culture, practices and tools turn teams into high-performing machines that build better products and improve consumer satisfaction. That sounds great in theory – but how is this implemented in practice? This blog gives a high-level overview of the positive influences of DevOps philosophy in the four phases of an application or software development lifecycle.
DevOps combines (software) Development and (IT) Operations to create multidisciplinary teams that work together with shared and efficient practices and tools. DevOps includes agile planning, continuous integration and delivery, and monitoring of applications. Based on the DevOps philosophy, Azure DevOps was created. This product integrates with Github, providing an end-to-end experience for development teams.
DevOps aims to keep everyone with a role in the development process involved at every phase. “Each phase relies on the others, and the phases are not role-specific. In a true DevOps culture, each role is involved in each phase to some extent”, says Microsoft. We’ll dive into this subject later in this blog.
Let’s first start by defining the role of the DevOps philosophy and Azure DevOps in an application lifecycle, which typically consists of four phases: plan, develop, deliver and operate.