DevOps for Python, Django, ROR and Java Stacks

By admin, August 12, 2015

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With development and operations aiming to become faster in today‘s world, there is a need for a system which makes development and operations easy in all programming languages. Such system is DevOps.

What is DevOps?

DevOps aims to bring development and operation into closer contact and allow them to collaborate more effectively, with the ultimate goal of delivering a better product to customers while allowing faster delivery and better support.

DevOps is not a tool or a product. It is an approach to operations. By uniting development and operations teams to automate and standardize processes for infrastructure deployment,  business activities become faster and more efficient. Such activities include innovation, accelerated time to market, improved deployment quality, better operational efficiency, and more time for the businessman to focus on his core business goals.

What does DevOps offer?

Standard Automation Services:

These services include deployment, management and support of all your environments 24x7x365. Hence, you can focus on the activities that grow your business. An automated infrastructure saves you from the headache of monitoring the infrastructure and give command for every activity.

Custom Advisory Services:

Here, you select the specific services you need from strategy and planning help to ongoing support that augments and accelerates your DevOps journey. DevOps treats infrastructure like code. Hence, you can deliver new features to your customers more often.

Benefits of DevOps:

DevOps offers technical benefits like continuous software delivery, less complex problems to fix and faster resolution of problems. The popularity of DevOps in the IT world clearly proves that it offers business benefits as well. Such benefits include faster delivery of features, more stable operating environments and more time available to add value.

Hence, DevOps is now being adopted for projects that are based on Python, Django, ROR and Java.

Python & Django:

DevOps documentation for Python and Django web development makes it easy for developers to standardize procedure of development as well as allowing for smoother operations.

This can be done by creating a new repository on the developer version control repository hosting service (GitHub, BitBucket, or whatever developer likes best) for the project. If the developer has an account that will allow him/her to create private repositories, he/she should use that. After this, the version control system is configured so that it ignores the file paths and types that the developer does not want to include. In Git, this involves entering some patterns into a .gitignore file at the root of the repository.

Server side tools for Python and Django come in handy.

Django project directory needs to be treated with as much care as applications developed by the developer. If the developer ever needs to set up a new instance of the project (for example to set up a new development environment) the process would need to:

  • be as easy and quick as possible
  • provide precise replication of the live project

One way of doing this is to manage the developer project using version control, so that it can be cloned, branched, rolled back and otherwise managed in the same way as any other material you use in version control in order to monitor.

Ruby on Rails (ROR):

Through DevOps and automation, more business agility can be achieved. This also improves system resiliency. This can enable a strong web- infrastructure as code enables the company to deliver a highly flexible, easy-to-manage infrastructure. Such infrastructure can be helpful for online retailers as they would have the capacity to add millions more members in the future.

Java:

In Java, the primary role of DevOps is to maintain the application environments and configurations supporting reliable, secure and responsive application delivery and support to internal and external customers.

In the world of Java, DevOps plays the following role:

  • Configuration Management and documentation (along with management) of hardware and software.
  • Configurations across development and production environments to reliably and securely deliver applications to internal and external customers, in audited transaction environments, including maintaining a SOC2 attestation and often collaborating with internal, customer, partner, vendor and contracted resources.
  • Build management and automation, assistance in troubleshooting build and automated testing failures.
  • Java/HTML5/CSS/SQL/Web Services application operations and development.
  • Object oriented development and web and application server administration support; including connections to other systems (e.g. web services, databases, monitors, etc.).
  • System administration (it can be any system from Windows or Mac to Linux) in a Windows- and Macintosh-client networked environment on a hybrid cloud built around Amazon Web Services and internal servers using Virtual Private Cloud solutions. This includes systems administration for patches, monitoring, disaster recovery, fail over, security, etc.

DevOps is changing the IT World:

With the following benefits, DevOps is changing the IT World:

1.      Team empowerment:

All members in a DevOps team are allowed to offer input and this is done across all areas of the project. Members are empowered to take ownership of the entire project, rather than being limited to a single set of tasks.

2.      Deployment and maintenance tractability:

Tractability means the ease with which individuals allow themselves to be managed – how receptive they are to influence and suggestion.

System admins and developers are no longer able to engage in the blame game, where developers accuse system admins of creating an unreliable platform, and system admins complain that code from the developers is unreliable.

3.      Better reliability:

Because of the emphasis on communication, collaboration, integration, and automation, the end product from the work done under the DevOps approach is always better.

To know more about DevOps approach and services by Leo TechnoSoft, contact us at enquiry@leosys.net

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