SMDEVOPS

SMDEVOPS

Leading Mobile and App Development Company

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SMDEVOPS is a Software Development Agency specializing in high-end services in the spectrum of web applications, Mobile Application, Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Block-Chain Development, etc., covering single tier to the n-tier networking environment. We are als...
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2018
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SMDEVOPS
Leading Mobile and App Development Company
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In recent years DevOps method has emerged as the real winner in software development as it helps to fill the gap between the development and the production team. However, there are reports that suggest that mobile app development poses a variety of challenges for DevOps.However, these challenges could be considered as integral to the development process, and by implementing best practices in the development process, they could be easily nullified. Let’s go through those challenges in detail and best practices. Mobile DevOps Challenges1) Different O.S Versions:  Mobile apps are developed for multiple devices; it means they have to keep updating it continuously and have to deal with various technical aspects, form factors, and O.S versions.2) App deployment in-app store: The mobile app is deployed to a device through the app store because developers cannot deploy app updates or new releases on demand. The app store adds an extra step to the app deployment process.3) Quality app production: The app should undergo rigorous testing for all kind of scenarios to see that app maintains high quality4) Localization of devices: The fragmentation and localization of available devices and their different O.S. versions adds considerable complexity to the mobile application development.5) Continuous delivery: Besides implementing the changes in the application, the mobile app developers are under constant pressure to release build as quickly as possible. However, the build setup and configuration for each mobile environment is different from the others. It demands the developer’s technical skill and its approach towards the development process. For example, which software development method (Agile, V-Model or Waterfall) would help them for rapid software development.  Best Practices for Mobile DevOpsThere is nothing like separate DevOps for mobile apps, but mobile apps do have specific needs and challenges that must be addressed. By following these best practices for Mobile DevOps, most of the challenges can be mitigated.  1) Continuous integration and continuous delivery:  End-to-end traceability:  The mobile app developers should ensure that there is end-to-end traceability across all development assets - such as test scripts, design documents, infrastructure as code,etc.. The traceability is not confined to mobile development assets alone; it must also cover enterprise applications and services that mobile apps connect, access, or integrate with.Continuous Integration: Developers practice Agile development for continuous development and integration of new code with code previously developed by other teams. Developers should automate the build and development process for rapid continuous integrationManage separate build: Mobile app developers must write multiple app variants to support each targeted platform and its variants. Therefore, every mobile app requires multiple versions of its SDK. For the smooth transition of mobile apps for specific platforms, it is essential that developers must manage discrete build and integration areas for each target platform.Use automation:  Mobile app developers often run manually. But as the number of builds and target platforms increases, it becomes complex to handle it. In such scenarios, developers can set up automated builds and run builds as needed on separate build servers. Automation also ensures that each build can be regenerated at any time and by any team member. 2) Testing and monitoringTest each build through automation: One cannot perform manual testing for each build. The best way is to test all apps with automated testing tools.Simulate backend services not available during mobile app testing: Mobile apps follow a rapid development process. It may result in many more releases when compared to backend enterprise applications and services. It means that mobile apps have newer features that aren’t yet supported by backend enterprise applications and services. So whenever backend services are available for testing, they might cost money or resources. To reduce the testing cost and check the mobile app features compatibility, the entire ecosystem of services, applications, and data sources that the mobile app needs to interact with can be made available as virtual instances (dummy), simulating the behavior of the actual capabilities the mobile app needs to interact with. Monitor the performance of mobile apps in the real environment: The biggest challenge of mobile app developers is that when an app performs well in the test environment, but fails in the real world. Adding logic to the app that captures information in the case of failure helps developers to find the root cause of the failure. A crash capture and analysis logic is an essential component of mobile apps.    3) Mobile app deliveryProtect corporate key after app release: A corporation or developer verifies an app’s authenticity and ownership through vendor-issued provisioning or profile key. The best practice of DevOps says that once the final app is released, replace all these personal keys with the official corporate keys. Above all, restrict corporate key access and profiles and only use them for official app releases only.Virtual app store to test device deployment: Once the app is developed, it is released on the mobile app store. The process looks simple, but if you are not familiar with how it works, it might be time-consuming. The best way is to use a virtual app store to test the entire app deployment process Use user feedback for product enhancement:  Mobile app development teams should closely watch app store feedback and ratings and incorporate the feedback for future enhancements, and software improvements.
In recent years DevOps method has emerged as the real winner in software development as it helps to fill the gap between the development and the production team. However, there are reports that suggest that mobile app development poses a variety of challenges for DevOps.However, these challenges could be considered as integral to the development process, and by implementing best practices in the development process, they could be easily nullified. Let’s go through those challenges in detail and best practices. Mobile DevOps Challenges1) Different O.S Versions:  Mobile apps are developed for multiple devices; it means they have to keep updating it continuously and have to deal with various technical aspects, form factors, and O.S versions.2) App deployment in-app store: The mobile app is deployed to a device through the app store because developers cannot deploy app updates or new releases on demand. The app store adds an extra step to the app deployment process.3) Quality app production: The app should undergo rigorous testing for all kind of scenarios to see that app maintains high quality4) Localization of devices: The fragmentation and localization of available devices and their different O.S. versions adds considerable complexity to the mobile application development.5) Continuous delivery: Besides implementing the changes in the application, the mobile app developers are under constant pressure to release build as quickly as possible. However, the build setup and configuration for each mobile environment is different from the others. It demands the developer’s technical skill and its approach towards the development process. For example, which software development method (Agile, V-Model or Waterfall) would help them for rapid software development.  Best Practices for Mobile DevOpsThere is nothing like separate DevOps for mobile apps, but mobile apps do have specific needs and challenges that must be addressed. By following these best practices for Mobile DevOps, most of the challenges can be mitigated.  1) Continuous integration and continuous delivery:  End-to-end traceability:  The mobile app developers should ensure that there is end-to-end traceability across all development assets - such as test scripts, design documents, infrastructure as code,etc.. The traceability is not confined to mobile development assets alone; it must also cover enterprise applications and services that mobile apps connect, access, or integrate with.Continuous Integration: Developers practice Agile development for continuous development and integration of new code with code previously developed by other teams. Developers should automate the build and development process for rapid continuous integrationManage separate build: Mobile app developers must write multiple app variants to support each targeted platform and its variants. Therefore, every mobile app requires multiple versions of its SDK. For the smooth transition of mobile apps for specific platforms, it is essential that developers must manage discrete build and integration areas for each target platform.Use automation:  Mobile app developers often run manually. But as the number of builds and target platforms increases, it becomes complex to handle it. In such scenarios, developers can set up automated builds and run builds as needed on separate build servers. Automation also ensures that each build can be regenerated at any time and by any team member. 2) Testing and monitoringTest each build through automation: One cannot perform manual testing for each build. The best way is to test all apps with automated testing tools.Simulate backend services not available during mobile app testing: Mobile apps follow a rapid development process. It may result in many more releases when compared to backend enterprise applications and services. It means that mobile apps have newer features that aren’t yet supported by backend enterprise applications and services. So whenever backend services are available for testing, they might cost money or resources. To reduce the testing cost and check the mobile app features compatibility, the entire ecosystem of services, applications, and data sources that the mobile app needs to interact with can be made available as virtual instances (dummy), simulating the behavior of the actual capabilities the mobile app needs to interact with. Monitor the performance of mobile apps in the real environment: The biggest challenge of mobile app developers is that when an app performs well in the test environment, but fails in the real world. Adding logic to the app that captures information in the case of failure helps developers to find the root cause of the failure. A crash capture and analysis logic is an essential component of mobile apps.    3) Mobile app deliveryProtect corporate key after app release: A corporation or developer verifies an app’s authenticity and ownership through vendor-issued provisioning or profile key. The best practice of DevOps says that once the final app is released, replace all these personal keys with the official corporate keys. Above all, restrict corporate key access and profiles and only use them for official app releases only.Virtual app store to test device deployment: Once the app is developed, it is released on the mobile app store. The process looks simple, but if you are not familiar with how it works, it might be time-consuming. The best way is to use a virtual app store to test the entire app deployment process Use user feedback for product enhancement:  Mobile app development teams should closely watch app store feedback and ratings and incorporate the feedback for future enhancements, and software improvements.

In recent years DevOps method has emerged as the real winner in software development as it helps to fill the gap between the development and the production team. However, there are reports that suggest that mobile app development poses a variety of challenges for DevOps.

However, these challenges could be considered as integral to the development process, and by implementing best practices in the development process, they could be easily nullified. Let’s go through those challenges in detail and best practices.

 

Mobile DevOps Challenges

1) Different O.S Versions:  Mobile apps are developed for multiple devices; it means they have to keep updating it continuously and have to deal with various technical aspects, form factors, and O.S versions.

2) App deployment in-app store: The mobile app is deployed to a device through the app store because developers cannot deploy app updates or new releases on demand. The app store adds an extra step to the app deployment process.

3) Quality app production: The app should undergo rigorous testing for all kind of scenarios to see that app maintains high quality

4) Localization of devices: The fragmentation and localization of available devices and their different O.S. versions adds considerable complexity to the mobile application development.

5) Continuous delivery: Besides implementing the changes in the application, the mobile app developers are under constant pressure to release build as quickly as possible. However, the build setup and configuration for each mobile environment is different from the others. It demands the developer’s technical skill and its approach towards the development process. For example, which software development method (Agile, V-Model or Waterfall) would help them for rapid software development. 

 

Best Practices for Mobile DevOps

There is nothing like separate DevOps for mobile apps, but mobile apps do have specific needs and challenges that must be addressed. By following these best practices for Mobile DevOps, most of the challenges can be mitigated. 

 

1) Continuous integration and continuous delivery:  

  • End-to-end traceability:  The mobile app developers should ensure that there is end-to-end traceability across all development assets - such as test scripts, design documents, infrastructure as code,etc.. The traceability is not confined to mobile development assets alone; it must also cover enterprise applications and services that mobile apps connect, access, or integrate with.
  • Continuous Integration: Developers practice Agile development for continuous development and integration of new code with code previously developed by other teams. Developers should automate the build and development process for rapid continuous integration
  • Manage separate build: Mobile app developers must write multiple app variants to support each targeted platform and its variants. Therefore, every mobile app requires multiple versions of its SDK. For the smooth transition of mobile apps for specific platforms, it is essential that developers must manage discrete build and integration areas for each target platform.
  • Use automation:  Mobile app developers often run manually. But as the number of builds and target platforms increases, it becomes complex to handle it. In such scenarios, developers can set up automated builds and run builds as needed on separate build servers. Automation also ensures that each build can be regenerated at any time and by any team member.

 

2) Testing and monitoring

  • Test each build through automation: One cannot perform manual testing for each build. The best way is to test all apps with automated testing tools.
  • Simulate backend services not available during mobile app testing: Mobile apps follow a rapid development process. It may result in many more releases when compared to backend enterprise applications and services. It means that mobile apps have newer features that aren’t yet supported by backend enterprise applications and services. So whenever backend services are available for testing, they might cost money or resources. To reduce the testing cost and check the mobile app features compatibility, the entire ecosystem of services, applications, and data sources that the mobile app needs to interact with can be made available as virtual instances (dummy), simulating the behavior of the actual capabilities the mobile app needs to interact with. 
  • Monitor the performance of mobile apps in the real environment: The biggest challenge of mobile app developers is that when an app performs well in the test environment, but fails in the real world. Adding logic to the app that captures information in the case of failure helps developers to find the root cause of the failure. A crash capture and analysis logic is an essential component of mobile apps.   

 

3) Mobile app delivery

  • Protect corporate key after app release: A corporation or developer verifies an app’s authenticity and ownership through vendor-issued provisioning or profile key. The best practice of DevOps says that once the final app is released, replace all these personal keys with the official corporate keys. Above all, restrict corporate key access and profiles and only use them for official app releases only.
  • Virtual app store to test device deployment: Once the app is developed, it is released on the mobile app store. The process looks simple, but if you are not familiar with how it works, it might be time-consuming. The best way is to use a virtual app store to test the entire app deployment process 
  • Use user feedback for product enhancement:  Mobile app development teams should closely watch app store feedback and ratings and incorporate the feedback for future enhancements, and software improvements.
DevOps is a software development strategy. It is developed to produce and release quality software at high speed. It is focused on agile methodologies, automation, and continuous integration / continuous delivery (CI/CD).CI/CD pipelines contain system access, codebases, and environment configurations. It makes the pipeline vulnerable. There are a few steps that can improve the security of this pipeline. Here are the steps the DevOps team can set up the pipeline securely. 1)  Scan dependencyThe dependency scanning can identify issues in your tools as well as within your projects.  The scanning tools can create inventories of dependencies and check these against known vulnerabilities and versions. Make sure your dependencies are scanned and are up to date. In case if you are using multiple versions of dependencies, one can consider reducing your dependency.2)  Container scanningScan the container; it means to scan the container in which your pipeline services and applications are tested, deployed, or developed. This step needs to performed periodically throughout your development process.  It is a good practice to scan any master images you may be building environments from.  It is much easier to fix vulnerabilities at the source than addressing issues while deploying containers.3)  End-points protectionDevOps pipelines have a number of sensitive endpoints. From build servers to repositories to developer workstations, they all have loopholes.  Deploy endpoint protection by empowering them with next-generation antivirus endpoint protection systems.  They should also include endpoint detection and response (EDR) tools that help security teams to identify any suspicious activity on an endpoint. 4)  Static Application Security TestingStatic Application Security Testing can scan code in a white box testing process.  It can help you find issues related to logic, syntax, complexity, and vulnerable methods. The tools can provide real-time insight to problems on a line by line basis directly from your code editors. While using tools, make sure it does not interfere with developer workflows and display only relevant, clear results.5)  Runtime ProtectionTry to implement runtime protections to protect against those threats you have not yet identified.  Make sure the protection you apply has strong access control and verify the users have the minimum necessary privileges.  To further enhance the security level, deploy applications with the RASP (Runtime Application Self-Protection) tool. It is an automated tool you can use to secure applications during runtime. It acts as a security framework inside your apps, continuously scanning traffic, and blocking suspicious activity. 6)  Implement IDS (Intrusion Detection System (IDS)Use the IDS or Intrusion Detection System. It can analyze traffic for unusual activity, based on predefined rules and policies, and alert security teams to suspicious activities. IDS in the DevOps pipeline ensures that only validated users are accessing your code.  Users can also set up a system for alert whenever there is an alteration in environment images, configurations, and deployment settings. 7) Segment networks It involves grouping application servers and resources into separate units.  It will help you to reduce the number of potential access points for attacks. 8) Pipeline Monitoring Use a centralized monitoring tool. Without centralization, unusual incidents and issues are likely to be missed. The pipeline monitoring tool helps you to aggregate log data and alerts.  9) Secrets management Make sure the embedded credentials are removed from code, files, scripts, service accounts, tools, cloud platforms, and so on. 10) Security tools for DevOpsThere are few tools that could help to strengthen your DevOps pipeline security,LogRhythm SIEMVenafi Trust Protection PlatformCharles ProxyOWASP Zed Attack Proxy (ZAP)OSSECCheckmarx AppSec AcceleratorDevOps security in the early phase of the product lifecycle ensures that security spans through every part of application and systems development.  
DevOps is a software development strategy. It is developed to produce and release quality software at high speed. It is focused on agile methodologies, automation, and continuous integration / continuous delivery (CI/CD).CI/CD pipelines contain system access, codebases, and environment configurations. It makes the pipeline vulnerable. There are a few steps that can improve the security of this pipeline. Here are the steps the DevOps team can set up the pipeline securely. 1)  Scan dependencyThe dependency scanning can identify issues in your tools as well as within your projects.  The scanning tools can create inventories of dependencies and check these against known vulnerabilities and versions. Make sure your dependencies are scanned and are up to date. In case if you are using multiple versions of dependencies, one can consider reducing your dependency.2)  Container scanningScan the container; it means to scan the container in which your pipeline services and applications are tested, deployed, or developed. This step needs to performed periodically throughout your development process.  It is a good practice to scan any master images you may be building environments from.  It is much easier to fix vulnerabilities at the source than addressing issues while deploying containers.3)  End-points protectionDevOps pipelines have a number of sensitive endpoints. From build servers to repositories to developer workstations, they all have loopholes.  Deploy endpoint protection by empowering them with next-generation antivirus endpoint protection systems.  They should also include endpoint detection and response (EDR) tools that help security teams to identify any suspicious activity on an endpoint. 4)  Static Application Security TestingStatic Application Security Testing can scan code in a white box testing process.  It can help you find issues related to logic, syntax, complexity, and vulnerable methods. The tools can provide real-time insight to problems on a line by line basis directly from your code editors. While using tools, make sure it does not interfere with developer workflows and display only relevant, clear results.5)  Runtime ProtectionTry to implement runtime protections to protect against those threats you have not yet identified.  Make sure the protection you apply has strong access control and verify the users have the minimum necessary privileges.  To further enhance the security level, deploy applications with the RASP (Runtime Application Self-Protection) tool. It is an automated tool you can use to secure applications during runtime. It acts as a security framework inside your apps, continuously scanning traffic, and blocking suspicious activity. 6)  Implement IDS (Intrusion Detection System (IDS)Use the IDS or Intrusion Detection System. It can analyze traffic for unusual activity, based on predefined rules and policies, and alert security teams to suspicious activities. IDS in the DevOps pipeline ensures that only validated users are accessing your code.  Users can also set up a system for alert whenever there is an alteration in environment images, configurations, and deployment settings. 7) Segment networks It involves grouping application servers and resources into separate units.  It will help you to reduce the number of potential access points for attacks. 8) Pipeline Monitoring Use a centralized monitoring tool. Without centralization, unusual incidents and issues are likely to be missed. The pipeline monitoring tool helps you to aggregate log data and alerts.  9) Secrets management Make sure the embedded credentials are removed from code, files, scripts, service accounts, tools, cloud platforms, and so on. 10) Security tools for DevOpsThere are few tools that could help to strengthen your DevOps pipeline security,LogRhythm SIEMVenafi Trust Protection PlatformCharles ProxyOWASP Zed Attack Proxy (ZAP)OSSECCheckmarx AppSec AcceleratorDevOps security in the early phase of the product lifecycle ensures that security spans through every part of application and systems development.  

DevOps is a software development strategy. It is developed to produce and release quality software at high speed. It is focused on agile methodologies, automation, and continuous integration / continuous delivery (CI/CD).

CI/CD pipelines contain system access, codebases, and environment configurations. It makes the pipeline vulnerable. There are a few steps that can improve the security of this pipeline.

 

Here are the steps the DevOps team can set up the pipeline securely.

 

1)  Scan dependency

The dependency scanning can identify issues in your tools as well as within your projects.  The scanning tools can create inventories of dependencies and check these against known vulnerabilities and versions. Make sure your dependencies are scanned and are up to date. In case if you are using multiple versions of dependencies, one can consider reducing your dependency.

2)  Container scanning

Scan the container; it means to scan the container in which your pipeline services and applications are tested, deployed, or developed. This step needs to performed periodically throughout your development process.  It is a good practice to scan any master images you may be building environments from.  It is much easier to fix vulnerabilities at the source than addressing issues while deploying containers.

3)  End-points protection

DevOps pipelines have a number of sensitive endpoints. From build servers to repositories to developer workstations, they all have loopholes.  Deploy endpoint protection by empowering them with next-generation antivirus endpoint protection systems.  They should also include endpoint detection and response (EDR) tools that help security teams to identify any suspicious activity on an endpoint. 

4)  Static Application Security Testing

Static Application Security Testing can scan code in a white box testing process.  It can help you find issues related to logic, syntax, complexity, and vulnerable methods. The tools can provide real-time insight to problems on a line by line basis directly from your code editors. While using tools, make sure it does not interfere with developer workflows and display only relevant, clear results.

5)  Runtime Protection

Try to implement runtime protections to protect against those threats you have not yet identified.  Make sure the protection you apply has strong access control and verify the users have the minimum necessary privileges.  To further enhance the security level, deploy applications with the RASP (Runtime Application Self-Protection) tool. It is an automated tool you can use to secure applications during runtime. It acts as a security framework inside your apps, continuously scanning traffic, and blocking suspicious activity. 

6)  Implement IDS (Intrusion Detection System (IDS)

Use the IDS or Intrusion Detection System. It can analyze traffic for unusual activity, based on predefined rules and policies, and alert security teams to suspicious activities. IDS in the DevOps pipeline ensures that only validated users are accessing your code.  Users can also set up a system for alert whenever there is an alteration in environment images, configurations, and deployment settings.

 7) Segment networks 

It involves grouping application servers and resources into separate units.  It will help you to reduce the number of potential access points for attacks. 

8) Pipeline Monitoring 

Use a centralized monitoring tool. Without centralization, unusual incidents and issues are likely to be missed. The pipeline monitoring tool helps you to aggregate log data and alerts.  

9) Secrets management 

Make sure the embedded credentials are removed from code, files, scripts, service accounts, tools, cloud platforms, and so on. 

10) Security tools for DevOps

There are few tools that could help to strengthen your DevOps pipeline security,

  • LogRhythm SIEM
  • Venafi Trust Protection Platform
  • Charles Proxy
  • OWASP Zed Attack Proxy (ZAP)
  • OSSEC
  • Checkmarx AppSec Accelerator

DevOps security in the early phase of the product lifecycle ensures that security spans through every part of application and systems development. 

 

Agile and DevOps are both software development methodologies which aim at delivering the end-product as efficiently and swiftly as possible. However, a very fierce topic of debate in the IT industry is how different DevOps and Agile are? And whether their usage could be interchanged or should they be used simultaneously? To conclude this discussion, it is important to understand how each technique is applied in the various phases of the development. But before we dive into that, let’s discuss what DevOps and Agile are. DevOps: It is the technology with the aim to bridge the gap between Development and Operations departments. This facilitates fluent communication between the two teams, thereby building, testing, and delivering the product with improved efficiency and speed. Agile: It focuses on customer collaboration with the development team. Agile technology divides the entire product and aims at achieving incremental targets. It supports adaptive planning, early and continuous delivery so that developers can gradually improve the product meanwhile deal with the client’s needs flexibly. Fundamental Differences: 1. Methodology: By using the agile technique, development team focuses only on designing and launching the program. Meanwhile, DevOps emphasizes on the reliability and services of the product to expedite the deployment. 2. Team Size: Agile believes in using limited members to eliminate unnecessary complexities and deliver the product rapidly. DevOps, on the other hand, brings separate departments to collaborate and work as a single team. 3. Team Functionality: The agile method encourages its team members to possess similar skills so that they can substitute each other in times of need without hampering the workflow. Whereas, DevOps divides the skill sets between its development and operations teams. 4. Approach: The agile method works on Sprints. In this, at specific intervals, a new update of the software is launched by the developers. After receiving the feedback from the users, the developers improvise the software by updating functionalities. Agile prioritizes rapid development. Contrarily, DevOps conducts scheduled deployment that minimizes business disruption. It can release an update after either each sprint or wait out several Sprints. DevOps emphasizes minimal disruption and maximum reliability. 6. Documentation: For the Agile method, documentation comes after software development. This allows the team to be flexible and responsive, although it can cause difficulty while handing things over to the other team for deployment. On the other side, for DevOps, documentation is crucial for both the teams (development and operations) to work efficiently, the teams require intensive reports for reliable deployment of the software.
Agile and DevOps are both software development methodologies which aim at delivering the end-product as efficiently and swiftly as possible. However, a very fierce topic of debate in the IT industry is how different DevOps and Agile are? And whether their usage could be interchanged or should they be used simultaneously? To conclude this discussion, it is important to understand how each technique is applied in the various phases of the development. But before we dive into that, let’s discuss what DevOps and Agile are. DevOps: It is the technology with the aim to bridge the gap between Development and Operations departments. This facilitates fluent communication between the two teams, thereby building, testing, and delivering the product with improved efficiency and speed. Agile: It focuses on customer collaboration with the development team. Agile technology divides the entire product and aims at achieving incremental targets. It supports adaptive planning, early and continuous delivery so that developers can gradually improve the product meanwhile deal with the client’s needs flexibly. Fundamental Differences: 1. Methodology: By using the agile technique, development team focuses only on designing and launching the program. Meanwhile, DevOps emphasizes on the reliability and services of the product to expedite the deployment. 2. Team Size: Agile believes in using limited members to eliminate unnecessary complexities and deliver the product rapidly. DevOps, on the other hand, brings separate departments to collaborate and work as a single team. 3. Team Functionality: The agile method encourages its team members to possess similar skills so that they can substitute each other in times of need without hampering the workflow. Whereas, DevOps divides the skill sets between its development and operations teams. 4. Approach: The agile method works on Sprints. In this, at specific intervals, a new update of the software is launched by the developers. After receiving the feedback from the users, the developers improvise the software by updating functionalities. Agile prioritizes rapid development. Contrarily, DevOps conducts scheduled deployment that minimizes business disruption. It can release an update after either each sprint or wait out several Sprints. DevOps emphasizes minimal disruption and maximum reliability. 6. Documentation: For the Agile method, documentation comes after software development. This allows the team to be flexible and responsive, although it can cause difficulty while handing things over to the other team for deployment. On the other side, for DevOps, documentation is crucial for both the teams (development and operations) to work efficiently, the teams require intensive reports for reliable deployment of the software.

Agile and DevOps are both software development methodologies which aim at delivering the end-product as efficiently and swiftly as possible. However, a very fierce topic of debate in the IT industry is how different DevOps and Agile are? And whether their usage could be interchanged or should they be used simultaneously?

To conclude this discussion, it is important to understand how each technique is applied in the various phases of the development. But before we dive into that, let’s discuss what DevOps and Agile are.

DevOps: It is the technology with the aim to bridge the gap between Development and Operations departments. This facilitates fluent communication between the two teams, thereby building, testing, and delivering the product with improved efficiency and speed.

Agile: It focuses on customer collaboration with the development team. Agile technology divides the entire product and aims at achieving incremental targets. It supports adaptive planning, early and continuous delivery so that developers can gradually improve the product meanwhile deal with the client’s needs flexibly.

Fundamental Differences:

1. Methodology:

By using the agile technique, development team focuses only on designing and launching the program. Meanwhile, DevOps emphasizes on the reliability and services of the product to expedite the deployment.

2. Team Size:

Agile believes in using limited members to eliminate unnecessary complexities and deliver the product rapidly. DevOps, on the other hand, brings separate departments to collaborate and work as a single team.

3. Team Functionality:

The agile method encourages its team members to possess similar skills so that they can substitute each other in times of need without hampering the workflow. Whereas, DevOps divides the skill sets between its development and operations teams.

4. Approach:

The agile method works on Sprints. In this, at specific intervals, a new update of the software is launched by the developers. After receiving the feedback from the users, the developers improvise the software by updating functionalities. Agile prioritizes rapid development.

Contrarily, DevOps conducts scheduled deployment that minimizes business disruption. It can release an update after either each sprint or wait out several Sprints. DevOps emphasizes minimal disruption and maximum reliability.

6. Documentation:

For the Agile method, documentation comes after software development. This allows the team to be flexible and responsive, although it can cause difficulty while handing things over to the other team for deployment.

On the other side, for DevOps, documentation is crucial for both the teams (development and operations) to work efficiently, the teams require intensive reports for reliable deployment of the software.

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