A DevOps Pipeline is a set of automated processes and tools that allows developers and operations professionals to collaborate on building and deploying code to a production environment.
Continuous is a differentiated characteristic of a DevOps pipeline. This includes continuous integration, continuous delivery/deployment (CI/CD), continuous feedback, and continuous operations. Instead of one-off tests or scheduled deployments, each function occurs on an ongoing basis.
Since there isn’t one standard DevOps pipeline, an organization’s design and implementation of a DevOps pipeline depends on its technology stack, a DevOps engineer’s level of experience, budget, and more. A DevOps engineer should have a wide-ranging knowledge of both development and operations, including coding, infrastructure management, system administration, and DevOps toolchains.
Test automation helps development teams build, test, and ship faster and more reliably.
In the early 2000s, companies began adopting agile practices, embracing an accelerated development lifecycle marked by frequent customer feedback. This later drove the adoption of tools that enable continuous integration and continuous delivery that automated the build, test, configure, and deploy processes.
As software applications grow in codebase scale and complexity, so do the surface areas for security vulnerabilities and exploits. And, as more organizations adopt a DevOps approach, which automates and integrates the processes between software development and IT teams, security as a “bolt-on” no longer works. Instead, teams need to embed security measures into every stage of the development workflow.
The term “DevSecOps” refers to integrating security throughout the DevOps lifecycle, and ensures security is built into the product, instead of applied to a finished product. To do this, organizations must ensure the entire DevOps team, including developers and operations teams, share responsibility for following security best practices. They should also enable automated security checks at each stage of software delivery by integrating security controls, tools, and processes into the DevOps workflow.
Learn more about incorporating security into the DevOps lifecycle with these tutorials below:
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