Considering that we live in a fast-paced world centered around rapid technological change, it is little wonder that the agile methodology of software development has taken predominance over other deployment methods. More so, while developing mobile applications, the primary aspect to be factored in is continuous delivery. Given the proliferation of mobile devices and people’s preferences for accessing information on the fly, there is an urgent need for businesses to focus on devising rapid deployment methods for the development of mobile applications. It is therefore imperative to affirm that we are in the age of the customer where enterprises and businesses have a particularly challenging task ahead of them, to stay competitive!
With the mobile application market reaching an exciting stage of maturity, it is the right time to adopt a more comprehensive process for software development of mobile applications. That’s when DevOps comes into play. As an offshoot of devising a rapid development framework, DevOps emerged to bring development and operations onto the same page. As a modern software development approach that places adequate focus on effective collaboration between project managers, developers, and other operations personnel, DevOps seeks to align the entire application development process with the enterprise’s business objectives.
The need for a DevOps framework
The conventional techniques used before the DevOps approach were lacking seamless coordination between various functional departments of an enterprise. Typically, before the emergence of DevOps, enterprise organizations were categorized into specific development teams and operations teams. However, the lack of communication and collaboration between teams acted as a roadblock to growth and innovation in the enterprise. Even if an enterprise adopted the agile methodology for application development, the separation of development and operations did not seem to cater well to the overall business vision of an enterprise. The DevOps movement started to address this specific need, with dev and ops teams coming together to take on the challenges of continuous application delivery more effectively.