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Learning DevOps.

By : Mikael Krief
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Learning DevOps.

By: Mikael Krief

Overview of this book

The implementation of DevOps processes requires the efficient use of various tools, and the choice of these tools is crucial for the sustainability of projects and collaboration between development (Dev) and operations (Ops). This book presents the different patterns and tools that you can use to provision and configure an infrastructure in the cloud. You'll begin by understanding DevOps culture, the application of DevOps in cloud infrastructure, provisioning with Terraform, configuration with Ansible, and image building with Packer. You'll then be taken through source code versioning with Git and the construction of a DevOps CI/CD pipeline using Jenkins, GitLab CI, and Azure Pipelines. This DevOps handbook will also guide you in containerizing and deploying your applications with Docker and Kubernetes. You'll learn how to reduce deployment downtime with blue-green deployment and the feature flags technique, and study DevOps practices for open source projects. Finally, you'll grasp some best practices for reducing the overall application lead time to ensure faster time to market. By the end of this book, you'll have built a solid foundation in DevOps, and developed the skills necessary to enhance a traditional software delivery process using modern software delivery tools and techniques
Table of Contents (23 chapters)
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Section 1: DevOps and Infrastructure as Code
Section 2: DevOps CI/CD Pipeline
Section 3: Containerized Applications with Docker and Kubernetes
Section 4: Testing Your Application
Section 5: Taking DevOps Further

Understanding IaC practices

IaC is a practice that consists of writing the code of the resources that make up an infrastructure.

This practice began to take effect with the rise of DevOps culture and with the modernization of cloud infrastructure. Indeed, Ops teams that deploy infrastructures manually take time to deliver infrastructure changes due to inconsistent handling and the risk of errors. Also, with the modernization of the cloud and its scalability, the way an infrastructure is built requires a review of provisioning and change practices by adapting a more automated method.

IaC is the process of writing the code of the provisioning and configuration steps of infrastructure components to automate its deployment in a repeatable and consistent manner.

Before we look at the use of IaC, we will see what the benefits of this practice are.