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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
About the Author
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In this chapter, we learned about the difficulties faced by development and operations teams in a traditional environment and how agile development helps in such a scenario. What has changed after the arrival of agile development and what challenges has it brought with its arrival? We have covered the important aspects of the DevOps culture, including continuous integration and continuous delivery. We also covered details regarding cloud computing and configuration management that enhance the processes and help to adopt DevOps culture.

In terms of tools and technologies, we covered a brief overview of SVN, Git, Apache Maven, Jenkins, AWS, Microsoft Azure, Chef, Nagios, Zenoss, and the DevOps dashboard Hygieia.

In the next chapter, we will see how to install and configure Jenkins 2.0  and implement continuous integration using a sample Spring application available on GitHub.

It is the right time to quote Charles Darwin as it is relevant in the context of DevOps culture:

"It is not the most intellectual or the strongest species that survives, but the species that survives is the one that is able to adapt to or adjust best to the changing environment in which it finds itself."