When done properly, DevOps can save you a lot of time. Trust me, I come from a services background; I know what I’m talking about. For years, just the simple idea of testing and migrating different apps would give me the chills. Nowadays, not so much.
In a nutshell, DevOps is a culture shift that can help you accelerate the overall lifecycle of your applications. In a world where speed is of the essence, DevOps can be a developer's best friend. Following its practices, developers are not limited to a single task. They all work during the entire lifecycle of an application, from development to testing and implementation, using tools to automate previously manual and slow processes. This way, they’re able to speed up application development, deployment, and maintenance while enabling teams to focus on the business value and less on the technology side.
Low-code platforms are great tools to extend the gains of Agile and DevOps. OutSystems, for example, gives you the flexibility to integrate with your existing toolchain while also harnessing its built-in DevOps capabilities. Companies benefit from continuous delivery that ultimately fosters the productive collaboration between the business and IT.
OutSystems and DevOps: The Full Guide
There are several systems and solutions that provide DevOps capabilities. And one of the main aspects of OutSystems is that it’s adaptable enough to allow you to integrate with those different systems by a variety of means, such as APIs, SOAP and REST web services, and Forge components.
But OutSystems also provides you with built-in features that support the entire lifecycle of an application. Here’s how:
- One-click deployment: Click a button, and you deploy the user interface, database, workflows, and integration components while a dependency analysis engine ensures a healthy state for all running applications.
- Easy migration: Set up a deployment plan, kick off the migration, and then watch it happen. OutSystems checks the dependencies and seamlessly deploys the application across all environments.
- Operations and analytics: You can troubleshoot your apps in a matter of seconds thanks to easy-to-use analytical dashboards that are automatically created and guide your team to the most critical issues.
- Management: OutSystems handles configuration and identity management of running applications.
If you want to learn all the steps about how you can do DevOps with OutSystems, I invite you to take a look at my latest webinar How to Do DevOps with OutSystems. In less than 25 minutes, you’ll learn how to:
- Migrate one app between environments super easily using the OutSystems infrastructure management console.
- Enable application feedback with a click of a button.
- Incorporate that same feedback faster.
- Integrate your applications with external CI/CD servers like Jenkins.
Interested In Getting More Details About DevOps?
After you’ve watched my webinar, if you’d like to learn more about DevOps with OutSystems, check out this article that describes Nine Principles of DevOps Made Possible with Low-Code. There’s also another great another webinar that shows how you can Automate OutSystems Deployments with Jenkins. And, finally, you can find all kinds full of useful information about Lifecycle Management with OutSystems in our evaluation guide.