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DevOps culture in a company

The DevOps culture in a company aims to reduce software development and delivery times to meet the continuous demand for new products and services.

It defines a set of work practices, aimed at breaking down existing barriers between development teams and systems, promoting a cultural and organizational change that encourages collaboration and communication with the aim of reducing organizational silos.

Furthermore, it involves a gradual change that leverages tools and automation to improve application delivery times, and measures as much as possible to optimize the process.

It is important to note that with DevOps, errors are part of the work dynamics, and are always attributable to process failures not the people.

DevOps is a philosophy that guides software development, one that that prioritizes people over process and process over tooling. DevOps builds a culture of trust, collaboration, and continuous improvement.”

Emily Freeman

WHAT IS DEVOPS?

DevOps refers to the “development” and “operations” teams and includes a set of work practices that encompass security systems, collaborative work, data analysis, and process automation related to the creation , distribution and deployment of applications.

Its main purpose is to streamline the necessary processes for an idea to become an application in a production environment and generate value for a user.

To achieve this goal, it is necessary for developers to work closely with the IT operations teams that are responsible for compiling, testing and launching applications, without sacrificing the reliability and security of the system.

WHY DID THE DEVOPS CULTURE ARISE IN BUSINESS?

One of the biggest problems companies face when managing their services is the notorious war between the development and operations departments. Naturally, the programmer wants to write code and have it published, but the operations team must ensure that the software works on the platform and conforms with security standards.

Many publications refer to this barrier as the wall of confusion.

However, the reality is that today companies cannot keep up with the continuous demand for software; they must foster a culture of collaboration between both departments, and use an Agile culture for implementation.

The Agile methodology in the world of infrastructure and systems administration

Our highest priority is to satisfy the customer through early and continuous delivery of valuable software.”

Agile Manifesto

Today, it is impossible to understand application development without a DevOps approach. Companies are evolving their application delivery models to adapt them to an environment of continuous change, and incorporating Lean and Agile methodologies to improve software quality and delivery times.

Using the Lean criterion “Think big, act small, learn fast ”not only helps to reduce development times, but also facilitates monitoring and troubleshooting.

Automating the continuous software development and delivery process and releasing smaller but more frequent changes contributes very effectively to improving our software, but we need to open a channel with our users to get their feedback to establish a cycle of continuous improvement.

DevOps is not just about accelerating software creation, it involves creating new types of software that are better suited to the pace of continuous distribution. Generally speaking, DevOps teams tend to design their software systems using a microservices architecture, and linking these services with APIs.

AURAQUANTIC, A DEVOPS CULTURE MODEL

AuraQuantic’s low code development platform allows the design and execution of applications, centralizing people’s activities, and integrating with any other software on the market (ERP, AI, RPA, etc.).

Software development with AuraQuantic comprises five stages:

  • Modeling
  • Simulation
  • Execution
  • Monitoring
  • Optimization

Modeling

Processes are designed and built in this phase.

Being 100% focused on citizen development, it eliminates the traditional communication difficulties between business and technical personnel. In addition, thanks to its automatic review features, it guarantees the correct design and execution of the software, significantly reducing process development time.

Simulation

With AuraQuantic it is possible to carry out process execution ‘simulations’ to discover bottlenecks, uneven work distribution, excessive times, costs, etc.

Execution

Once the modeling and simulation stages are complete, we can proceed to run the software in the testing phase to later upload the new application to the production environment.

Monitoring

Once the users are working normally, process monitoring allows you to control and ensure that the execution is carried out as planned and that there are no deviations that need correction.

Optimization

Thanks to AuraQuantic’s special features, modifications can be made instantly, in most cases without the need to use programming code, and applied immediately.

AuraQuantic manages process versioning control, even when there are processes in production and you want to make changes to the model.

AURAQUANTIC THREE ENVIRONMENTS

AuraQuantic offers the possibility of working with different versions of an application which can be maintained in its three work environments: development, testing and production.

Thus, software can be in production while a team of programmers works on a version of the program in their development or testing environments.

Thanks to these AuraQuantic programming environments, the tool manages the distribution and continuous implementation of DevOps operations.

On the other hand, there is also the possibility of separating the environments into physically separate facilities through the option of contracting 3 Environments.

Tomás Martí
tomas.marti@auraportal.com