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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

Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery

One of the main pillars of DevOps culture is the implementation of continuous integration and deployment processes, as we explained in Chapter 1, DevOps Culture and Practices.

In the previous chapter, we looked at the use of Git with its command lines and usage workflow, and in this chapter, we will look at the important role Git has in the CI/CD workflow.

Continuous integration (CI) is a process that provides rapid feedback on the consistency and quality of code to all members of a team. It occurs when each user's code commit retrieves and merges the code from a remote repository, compiles it, and tests it.

Continuous delivery (CD) is the automation of the process that deploys an application in different stages (or environments).

In this chapter, we will learn the principles of the CI/CD process as well as its practical use...