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Implementing Modern DevOps

By : Danny Varghese, David Gonzalez
Book Image

Implementing Modern DevOps

By: Danny Varghese, David Gonzalez

Overview of this book

This book follows a unique approach to modern DevOps using cutting-edge tools and technologies such as Ansible, Kubernetes, and Google Cloud Platform. This book starts by explaining the organizational alignment that has to happen in every company that wants to implement DevOps in order to be effective, and the use of cloud datacenters in combination with the most advanced DevOps tools to get the best out of a small team of skilled engineers. It also delves into how to use Kubernetes to run your applications in Google Cloud Platform, minimizing the friction and hassle of maintaining a cluster but ensuring its high availability. By the end of this book, you will be able to realign teams in your company and create a Continuous Delivery pipeline with Kubernetes and Docker. With strong monitoring in place, you will also be able to react to adverse events in your system, minimizing downtime and improving the overall up-time and stability of your system.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Title Page
About the Author
About the Reviewer
Customer Feedback

Chapter 4. Continuous Integration

When building software, quality assessment is something that usually is pushed toward the end of the life cycle, just before the release. When the team is working in a 6-months release cycle, the drawbacks are not as obvious as when the release cycle is just a few days old (or even hours!), but from my experience, I can tell you that getting early feedback in your software is crucial in order to raise the quality to a good level we are comfortable to live with.

There is a misconception in the software that puts the average software project in danger: the software has to be perfect. This is totally incorrect. Think about some of these real-world systems: the engine of your car, a nuclear plant, the water purification system in major cities, and so on; human lives depend upon all of them and they fail. A fair amount of money is spent on these systems without being able to ensure the total safety, so what makes you think that the software that your company writes...