Top 5 must-have DevOps tools in 2022
There’s 100’s of tools out there when it comes to DevOps, but which ones should you focus on in 2022?
The DevOps model relies heavily on effective tooling to help teams rapidly and reliably deploy and innovate. These tools automate manual tasks, help teams manage complex environments at scale, and keep engineers in control of the high velocity that is enabled by DevOps.
There are many DevOps tools to bring the philosophy to life – but you need to get the mix just right. With how fast tech is evolving, here are our top 5 must-have DevOps tools in 2022.
Docker is a software platform that simplifies the process of building, running, managing and distributing applications. It does this by virtualizing the operating system of the computer on which it is installed and running.
Docker enables you to host multiple applications with different application requirements and dependencies on the same host.
Puppet can do many things, but chiefly it can define infrastructure as code, manage multiple servers, and enforce system configuration. It changes the human workflow and enables developers and system administrators to work together.
Puppet, available in both open source and commercial versions, has its own language, the eponymous Puppet. As with other DevOps programs, Puppet automates changes, eliminating manual script-driven changes.
Jenkins offers a simple way to set up a continuous integration and continuous delivery environment for almost any combination of languages and source code repositories.
While Jenkins doesn’t eliminate the need to create scripts for individual steps, it does give you a faster and more robust way to integrate your entire chain of build, test, and deployment tools than you can easily build yourself.
Git is one of the most popular DevOps tools, widely used across the software industry. It’s a distributed SCM (source code management) tool, loved by remote teams and open-source contributors.
Git allows you to track the progress of your development work. You can save different versions of your source code and return to a previous version when necessary. It’s also great for experimenting, as you can create separate branches and merge new features only when they’re ready to go.
Dubbed the ‘DevOps darling’ for software automation, Ansible facilitates the task of setting up and maintaining remote servers, with a minimalist design intended to get users up and running quickly.
Users write Ansible provisioning scripts in YAML, a user-friendly data serialisation standard that is not tied to any particular programming language. This enables you to create sophisticated provisioning scripts more intuitively compared to similar tools in the same category.
If you can get comfortable with these DevOps tools, your appeal to recruiters and employers alike will multiply. But, as much as anything else, they’ll just make your working life that bit easier!
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