The traditional development environment for many organizations has been manual and time consuming because developers must build out new features to the end without quality measurement. This approach also assumes that users know and can specify all the desired requirements and software properties with precision before developers can start building the final product.
However, this development style is desirable when software requirements are predictable and stable. Besides, with the traditional development approach, the client’s participation mainly takes place at the beginning of the project, which means that the end-user usually provides limited feedback for later development phases.
The development and deployment styles are also hard to adapt to small projects that change constantly. Unfortunately, a broad array of modern applications requires code development that takes place in diverse platforms and tools. DevOps teams, therefore, should establish a mechanism to integrate and validate application changes promptly.
Increase speed, productivity, and sustainability of DevOps teams.
Optimized delivery pipelines with CI-CD using tools like Jenkins helps organizations respond to market changes rapidly and better. It reduces shelf time for new features in applications, enabling a business to stay ahead of the competition.
Fifty-nine percent of companies deploy multiple times a day, once a day, or once every few days.
Developers can release or deploy applications automatically into production, ultimately increasing their productivity.
Traditionally, developers would finish developing software and hand it to production. However, the approach has changed. Development today is more than coding. Developers are taking on traditional operations roles, like creating and maintaining infrastructure and monitoring transactions and user experience.
Meanwhile, software testing and deployment tasks are still challenging. Currently, 47 percent of companies say testing is the number one reason for delays.
Optimizing delivery pipelines with CI-CD using tools like Jenkins ensures your business releases quality applications/services frequently and predictably to users. Continuous integration and deployment help notice and resolve service deficiencies much quicker than if the deployment flows after several days or weeks.
CI-CD improves pre-deployment tests that provide more confidence that a software product is ready for release. The process also increases the frequency of delivery.
Eighty-two percent of developers report releasing code more quickly, with most revealing two to five times increases in speed.
Sixty-six percent of companies say their organization’s processes and tools allow them to succeed and innovate.
Using CI-CD also allows security teams to be part of cross-functional team collaborating with DevOps to release secure applications.