DevOps Moves Deeper Into the Mainstream

Author: Charter Global
Published: February 8, 2019

What many thought as just a buzzword has evolved into a major focus, reshaping the world of software development in recent years. According to expert predictions, DevOps adoption is becoming mainstream. That’s not all; it is going to hit the peak of popularity in 2019. According to Google Trends regarding DevOps, “DevOps adoption rose by approximately 8% in 2016. Also, it is estimated that the rate will grow substantially in 2019.”

Reliable statistics show that a lot of organizations are now using DevOps. The number of those who used it grew even higher, up to 17% in 2018 compared to 10% in 2017.

Here are the top exciting trends that would characterize DevOps adoption in 2019:

#1: The Primary Focus will be Automation

Automation has become the buzzword when it comes to DevOps. In essence, it is gearing towards the possibility of no-touch automation. DevOps operates at a 6 C’s cycle; it’s important to deploy automation between the stages. This is key and would become the main goal.

#2: Focus on DevOps Assembly Lines

Also, the future points to a shift in focus to DevOps Assembly Lines, instead of the CI (Continuous Integration) Pipelines. Users are able to experience a complete visualization of the app, starting from source control and extending to production. Everything will become visible in just one pane of glass. It goes beyond CI now, and extends to continuous delivery (CD). Organizations are moving towards gaining more insight into the automation of their software development process. The shift will take place from CI pipelines to Assembly lines (DevOps).

#3: Microservices Architecture Adoption on the Rise

DevOps and Microservices complement each other. These independent entities, microservices, do not create dependencies; and when something goes wrong, they don’t break other systems. Companies are taking advantage of microservices architecture to accomplish deployments as well as add new features in an easy manner.

It is expected that companies will turn to microservices architecture, which would boost efficient delivery and runtime.

#4: Testers will Acquire Coding Skill

In DevOps, testers who are skilled in coding and automating scripts for testing a wide range of cases are in demand. Gaining insight into the wide range of DevOps tools and the ability to automate scripts is key to software development.

Testers should bear in mind that manual testing will become obsolete in 2019. Therefore, it is important to acquire coding and automation skills. Adopting automation in testing accomplishes two major goals: it boosts efficiency and promotes faster delivery of features to the market.

At Charter Global, our team of developers is already working with these possibilities, as we deliver the best DevOps services to our customers.