How to build a DevOps pipeline: A guide for the beginners

Vikrant Shetty

August 21, 2023

9:07 am

Companies use technology to escalate in the competitive market with each new product launch. Nowadays, it is evident that businesses either use a SaaS product or launch a new app for their organizations in order to grow. 

If you are a modern tech user, you would agree that tech users have no loyalty and have very little patience if the Saas product or app has bugs and is not working. They will immediately switch to a different user before the day ends.  

Tech users are always hungry for new and advanced products and apps. That’s why new apps and software are developing and launching everyday. However, if your app or Saas product has the latest updates, no bugs, and is user friendly, then the customers won’t switch. So, to retain customers, brands are working hard with their tech teams to create and maintain the product in a top-quality structure. 

What is DevOps? 

Now, if you are into technology, then you are aware of the term “DevOps,”-a concept that blends two important terms, Development and Operation. Tech companies are taking enormous advantage of DevOps. 

What is the DevOps pipeline?

It comprises of a set of tools that is automated and utilized by the software engineering team that compiles, deploys and builds the code. Having these DevOps pipelines helps the team figure out tests, development, and deploy new code for the company on an ongoing basis. The group together deploys code for the companies for a smooth development phase.  

5 Steps to create a DevOps pipeline

With the innovation of technology, companies are learning new approaches. They are developing a diverse range of tools to develop and build a customized set of appeals that are eligible for the company. However, there are some general sets of guidelines to follow:  

  1. Establish the tool 

Not every business is alike, and neither is the need of every company similar. Hence it is vital to choose the correct tool for your needs. Jenkins is the most commonly used tool that features many automated plugins.  

  1. Control the Environment

If you aim for rapid growth, you will be required to work with large dedicated teams. These teams develop numerous codes, so they need a place to store and share their codes without conflicting merges. This helps them in creating new apps and software. Two such popular management collaboration tool is Git and BitBucket.  

  1. Build server setup

Continuous integration is crucial in building the server before you can step down to make a DevOps pipeline. Having a build server ensures a centralized, reliable, and stable environment for the development of products. Building a server also assures you have an untainted environment for the code to work. The popular base options are Jenkins, Teamcity, Travis, and many more. 

  1. Build the Automation tool

After the build server is ready and the code configuration is complete, the tests start to run in the automated build server that ensures an error-free code to perform. This labour-saving function performs test stages like Functional, Regression, and integration. Most of these tests run through CI, one after the other. TestComplete is a good option to run these tests as it has Jenkins Plugins. Having Jenkins Plugins helps you enable pipeline projects with features of storing the history and checking the progress.  

  1. Production Deployment

Deployment is the last stage of your pipeline, where you are ready to push your final product down for production. The easiest way to do this is to use configuration to deploy the code to your build server like Jenkins. However, you can follow two procedures to deploy your code- either manually of automatically. Moreover, if you are sure of the code, instinctive deployment should be considered. 

Conclusion 

Companies in this competitive era are in motion toward more success throughout their business. Hence, these companies are looking out for more technological support. DevOps pipeline is something that helps the organization to deploy code for a smooth interface. 

Vikrant Shetty

August 21, 2023

9:07 am

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