Building on agile methods, DevOps practices are now an integral aspect of software development practices in companies. While most people are familiar with the term, the foundations of DevOps are less well known. They can be summarised as a better coordination of development teams and systems administration teams.

The benefits

Two key success factors should be taken into account when producing software in a company:

  • improving the Time To Market of new features
  • optimising the quality of the applications’ lifecycles

Implementing these practices means redistributing responsabilities between developers and SysOps, coupled with a good understanding of the counterpart’s constraints.

This operational challenge poses both technical and human problems which must be addressed in order to improve efficiency.

That is why it is important for us to support our collaborators to acquire the right skills as part of their continuing professional training.

Our beliefs

We believe that people are at the heart of successful transformation and that’s why at Meritis we recognise:

collaboration and know-how:

  • Open communication channels between developers and SysOps must be put in place to guarantee the proper management of applications’ lifecycles.
  • Empowering these actors and promoting inter-team collaboration are key to the success and implementation of these practices in a company.
  • Listening and empathy are also important qualities when it comes to recruitment and supporting our collaborators in their careers.

Training and skills acquisition techniques:

  • You build it, you run it: developers are in charge of building and deploying applications – the famous “You build it, you run it”. An in-depth understanding of software factories and the orchestration of these factories are critical skills in this context. The containerisation of applications is also a key for better management of the application lifecycle.
  • Infrastructure as a code: on the other hand, SysOps must enable deployment without the need for infrastructure, i.e. “infrastructure as a code”. Building these systems requires development and systems administration knowledge. In this context, certain languages are extremely powerful, such as Python.

Our DevOps offers

We offer customers one-off missions (10/15 days), which include an audit and delivery carried out by one of our experts.

  1. ContainerisationContainerisation virtualises resources in a lightweight manner thus guaranteeing isolation via the operating system. These resources can then be easily moved from one system to another. This is a powerful application development accelerator.
  2. CI/CD implementation A CI/CD approach ensures continuous automation and monitoring throughout the application’s lifecycle, i.e. from integration and testing through to distribution and deployment.
    These practices are often know as “CI/CD pipeline” and rely on development and operating teams working together in an agile manner.

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