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DevOps for Web Development

By : Mitesh Soni
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DevOps for Web Development

By: Mitesh Soni

Overview of this book

The DevOps culture is growing at a massive rate, as many organizations are adopting it. However, implementing it for web applications is one of the biggest challenges experienced by many developers and admins, which this book will help you overcome using various tools, such as Chef, Docker, and Jenkins. On the basis of the functionality of these tools, the book is divided into three parts. The first part shows you how to use Jenkins 2.0 for Continuous Integration of a sample JEE application. The second part explains the Chef configuration management tool, and provides an overview of Docker containers, resource provisioning in cloud environments using Chef, and Configuration Management in a cloud environment. The third part explores Continuous Delivery and Continuous Deployment in AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Docker, all using Jenkins 2.0. This book combines the skills of both web application deployment and system configuration as each chapter contains one or more practical hands-on projects. You will be exposed to real-world project scenarios that are progressively presented from easy to complex solutions. We will teach you concepts such as hosting web applications, configuring a runtime environment, monitoring and hosting on various cloud platforms, and managing them. This book will show you how to essentially host and manage web applications along with Continuous Integration, Cloud Computing, Configuration Management, Continuous Monitoring, Continuous Delivery, and Deployment.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
DevOps for Web Development
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Chapter 1. Getting Started – DevOps Concepts, Tools, and Technologies


"The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency."

 -- Bill Gates

DevOps is not a tool or technology; it is an approach or culture that makes things better. This chapter describes in detail how DevOps solves different problems of the traditional application—delivery cycle. It also describes how it can be used to make development and operations teams efficient and effective in order to make time to market faster by improving culture. It also explains key concepts essential for evolving DevOps culture.

You will learn about the DevOps culture, its lifecycle and key concepts, and tools, technologies, and platforms used for automating different aspects of application lifecycle management.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Understanding the DevOps movement

  • The DevOps lifecycle—it's all about "continuous"

  • Continuous integration

  • Configuration management

  • Continuous delivery/continuous deployment

  • Continuous monitoring

  • Continuous feedback

  • Tools and technologies

  • Overview of a sample Java EE application