What are the Different Types of Tools Used in DevOps?

What are the Different Types of Tools Used in DevOps?

DevOps stands for both Development and Operations, It is the process of handling different aspects of the stages involved in the development to deployment of a Project. Let's see what kind of tools are used in DevOps in each category.

Why Should We Care About DevOps?

There are 2 types of teams, one which is involved in developing the project and focuses on the aspects of the project what kind of features it should have, what are new updates it should have, What are the needs of the clients, etc. The other team is the Operational team which deploys and maintains the project may be a website, software, or mobile app. Its main goal is to provide uninterrupted services to its users. For this, they often update their models, fix issues and bugs, and continuously work on the services which are developed by the development team.

A DevOps team has both development and Operations teams. In the present technology, client requirements change very often, and the projects we take on are also depended on the type of deployment we are using. The Modeling of the requirements might change from one deployment to another. So the development needs to take proper feedback from the operations team and work on the flaws and issues. Having a team consisting of both members will reduce frequent issues caused by irregular deployments and bugs in code, etc. 

There is also another team called DevSecOps, which consists of another team, the Security team. This is like the ultimate team to work on the project. The Security team takes care of the security flaws and loops holes in the work which might cause issues in the future.

What Are the Different Tools Used in DevOps?

As these teams require different aspects of the development and deployment there are few industry-standard software that is used while developing a project. These tools are divided based on the different stages involved in development to deployment like monitoring, configuring, testing, etc.

Continuous Integration Tools:-

While Developing a software or project there might different developers working on the same component or same aspect, They continuously make updates and change the features. For example, let's take the example, in GitHub, there are different contributors to a repository who are working on the same issues. So they continuously update the software and try to merge it with the main or production branch, or in a sense continuously integrate new features and components. This is an important kind of tool as in the 21st century there are many updates each day and we need to continuously stay updated to it. These tools will build and test the changes by running them in a virtual environment, so we might know if there are any issues in development.

The Most Used Continuous Integration tools are:
  • Jenkins
  • TeamCity
  • Circle CI
  • GitLab CI

Continuous Testing Tools:-

As there is continuous Integration we need to have continuous testing also. In current times this work is done automatically by the scripts written by a unit tester or other testers, which check the different aspects of the software whether they are working properly or not after merging a work, if there are some issues it informs the monitoring tools which will inform the user or the developer or might even revert to the last stable state. These tools are really helpful in checking the stability of the software after every update and change.

The Most Used Continuous Testing tools are:
  • Selenium
  • EggPlant
  • Avo Assure
  • Katalon Studio
  • IBM Rational Functional Tester

    Continuous Monitoring tools:-

    Continuous Monitoring tools work on Real-time Data. Like Software crashes, Latency issues, etc. They take necessary actions and steps on an incident and report it to the operations or development team. As the technology and users increase there can be different reasons ways a software or website may cause an error or issues, it can be because of a miss-configuration, bugs or flaws in code, irregular merging of code, version issues, issues in integrations, Monitoring tools look after all other tools and give regular reports of their proper working.

    The Most Used Continuous Monitoring Tools are:-
    • Nagios
    • Solarwinds
    • Prometheus
    • Sensu

    Version Control Tools and Systems:-

    Versions Controls systems are useful when are working with different versions at the same time, or there are different versions of the software which are working in the market, and all the versions needed to be kept updated without any issues. They help developers in managing different versions and work on their needs and changes.

    The Most Used Version Controls Tools are:-
    • GIT
    • MonoStone
    • CVS
    There is an article on Version control systems using Github The Link to the article is: The Most Powerful Version Control Tool

    Deployment and Configuration Management Tools:-

    Deployment Tools are used in automating the deployment of the changes done to the software in the development phases, There are different types of ways to deploy the application and there can be a lot of differences in each of them. Configuration Management checks whether the system is configured properly after every update or change made to the system, if there is any misconfiguration it is reported to the monitoring tools and further to the developer.

    The Most Used Deployment and Configuration Management Tools:-
    • Bamboo
    • AWS CodeDeploy
    • Ansible
    • Puppet
    • CHEF

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