Microsoft Azure DevOps: 6 reasons to adopt itReading time : 2 minutes
Helping development teams build better applications faster is the mission of Azure DevOps. Following the principles of DevOps, this Microsoft platform offers many features to help you achieve your goals.
DevOps is an approach to unify software development (dev) and operations (ops). DevOps principles favour short development cycles, regular testing, more frequent deployments and continuous delivery. Modules are implemented progressively in accordance with your company’s priorities, while increasing end-user satisfaction.
Microsoft Azure DevOps was specifically developed to support the establishment and growth of a DevOps culture in companies. Among other things, this platform facilitates the planning of project-related tasks and promotes collaboration among team members.
Discover 6 Azure DevOps features that help build and deploy applications.
1. Azure Repos (Git): Keep track of your projects’ source code.
This source code manager keeps a history of changes made to code under development. In addition to recording the work done, Azure Repos also distributes code changes throughout the team to establish better traceability of changes.
2. Azure Pipeline: Make it easy to integrate and deliver your applications continuously
Azure Pipeline builds and tests your project code automatically and continuously, making it available quickly. It is the gatekeeper to quality standards and company policies, ensuring that standards are maintained. The result is earlier detection of errors, higher quality code, reduced costs, and increased team performance.
3. Azure Boards: Manage the progress of your projects
Whether it’s Kanban, Scrum, customized dashboards or KPI reports, Azure Board provides your teams with a variety of tools. Planning and tracking tasks is made much easier! The boards are highly customizable and can be precisely adapted to the work of each team, whether they’re working in waterfall or agile mode (sprint).
4. Azure Test Plans: Test your applications regularly
Azure Test Plans allows you to submit projects to different stakeholders: developers, UX specialists, end users, managers, executives, etc. User tests are formalized to avoid regression. The feedback collected from the tests allows you to make corrections and improvements during the project, thus increasing the quality of the result.
5. Visual Studio Marketplace: Add extensions that meet your needs
Integrate services that your business uses with Azure DevOps: Teams, Trello, Slack, UserVoice and GitHub, among others, are compatible with Azure DevOps. In addition, there are a large number of extensions available in the Visual Studio Marketplace that allow you to meet your business needs.
6. Track the work of your external partners
Azure DevOps is a wonderful tracking tool when you partner with consultants, freelancers or external teams. Whether you’re structuring your activities or checking on their progress, this platform gives you a global view of your project’s progress on a daily basis.
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