In this blog, we’re rounding up a few of the most popular tools in the DevOps and continuous software delivery multiverse. As the world of DevOps continues to evolve and produce business technology at a faster rate, the number of tools needed to orchestrate delivery pipelines that are fast, efficient, and robust is on the rise.
We’ll look at a few community favorites, their benefits, and why dev teams love them to provide you with a definitive list of continuous delivery tools that are helping dev teams stay one step ahead of an increasingly technology-centric business world.
This popular platform from Altassian is a big player in the agile software development landscape. JIRA is ideal for planning, tracking, and prioritizing workloads, and can be used to monitor projects while handling product release and performance issues. JIRA is also great for ensuring all members of your development team are on the same page and that they’re kept in the loop on any factors that may influence the progress of software projects.
Using real-time data to test, monitor, and validate software releases makes TestView a great tool in any DevOps team’s arsenal. TestView lets you analyze all your test results from a single dashboard and helps you track release metrics and trends over time. The application also lets you run diff reports, health barometers, and make historical comparisons on your testing metrics. For analysis of your code’s health, performance, and stability metrics, TestView gives DevOps teams unmatched insights.
Jenkins is a well-known, cross-platform, continuous integration application that facilitates constant and steady testing and delivery of new software builds. The platform automates testing and validation processes involved in software development and thereby increases productivity across the board. Jenkins also makes streamlining the integration of software changes easy and allows development teams to use a large array of software testing and deployment technologies. It’s renowned for its ease of deployment and configuration in large development environments
Probably the most widely used software version control system, GitHub is used by millions of developers around the world to build the software applications of the future. Its forking feature allows developer communities to build software collaboratively and has a few sought-after features that make it stand out from other version control systems, such as more efficient ways to store file changes and ensuring file integrity.
No list of continuous delivery tools would be complete without mentioning Docker, the Linux-based software container solution that, according to its website, “wraps a piece of software in a complete filesystem that contains everything needed to run: code, runtime, system tools, system libraries – anything that can be installed on a server. This guarantees that the software will always run the same, regardless of its environment.” Docker and other container solutions are transforming the way we think about software deployments by stripping away much of the underlying dependencies and complexities that made software provisioning a traditionally complex undertaking.
Last but certainly not least on our definitive list of continuous delivery tools is our very own ContainerShip suite of solutions. ContainerShip makes software portability possible by leveraging the power of containers to mobilize software deployments to any cloud platform of choice; thereby giving businesses the ability to scale, converge, and diversify their hosting platforms according to demand. Our powerful solution includes intuitive load balancing, GitHub integration, service discovery, fast deployment capabilities, and a host of features that give developers a comprehensive tool for building the most efficient software delivery pipelines.
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