Software development in India is undergoing an overhaul lately. Corporations are laying a great deal of emphasis on the use of modern software development processes. They are not trying to eliminate the use of traditional software development processes. That would be counter-productive. Instead, the process is replaced by modern ones. Soon, the novel processes will take over.
It has been seen that although there are a large number of new software development processes in practice, only a few are given due importance. It is purely from the perspective of the convenience of the software developers and Quality Engineering. There might be processes that would help create a better software ecosystem, but these might not be easy for software developers. So, most corporations are consciously opting for software development processes that have positive outcomes and a convenient journey.
DevOps is one such process. The specialty is that it beautifully combines the software development process with the operations of the corporation. It provides the entire process of transparency. Transparency fosters confidence among the human resources who are involved in the process. Anyway, the main objectives of DevOps are different.
A few of them are as follows:
- Increase cycle time of new developments
It tries to incorporate a value of redressal of issues in bits. For example, if the testing team identifies a bug in a newly developed interface, they inform the development team immediately. Further development is halted until the issue is fixed. In traditional processes, the testing team would have informed them about the bug in a consolidated report after the testing was completed. Meanwhile, the development team would have progressed along with the bug. So, it would have caused the undoing of a lot of work, increasing the cycle time. Immediate identification and redressal of errors significantly reduce the cycle time of development.
- Robust quality control
It strongly encourages collaboration among teams, which creates a positive work environment in software development centres. However, the indirect benefit of this collaborative attitude is that teams listen to one another and identify areas of improvement. It ultimately increases the quality of the product. Due to the high level of collaboration, several software products have succeeded in surpassing the expectations of customers.
- Fosters innovation
Another prime objective is to inculcate the value of risk-taking among software developers. It is because of this value that revolutionary innovations such as open banking technology have been developed. DevOps inhibits the management from reprimanding software developers if they come up with radical ideas, and this has hugely benefitted the software industry.