We have already talked about DevOps in a previous article so let’s jump straight into the action. Here’s a list of 5 great DevOps tools worth considering:
This one is well-known in the DevOps crowds. It is open-source software for automated deployment of applications inside containers. The container has all of the needed resources inside. It can be run in a sandbox on an OS. The containers are more practical than virtual machines because they use fewer system resources. Another benefit is that those containers can be easily deployed to any environment (private data center, public cloud, etc.).
Yet another great open-source project. It is a professional source code manager with excellent branch management. You can create an extra branch for every new feature you want to integrate, or just try out an idea. Git is fast, thanks to the fact that it was written in C and it is designed for local operations. It also has excellent data assurance. Git uses cryptography and doesn’t allow any changes to files, dates, messages or any data in the repository without changing the IDs.
Ansible is a DevOps tool built with simplicity in mind. It is an open-source automation engine. It can automate the environment, regardless of where it is hosted – the cloud, a virtual machine, etc. It is not as advanced as Puppet Enterprise, but its strength is simplicity. It is simple to use and deploy. It only needs Python on Linux or PowerShell on Windows and SSH.
Jenkins is an open-source automation server, with plenty of plugins. It has many add-ons that provide a complete platform for building, deploying and automating projects. It is an easy-to-start DevOps tool. You can get in on Windows, Mac OS or Linux.
It is getting really popular for administrating continuous integration and delivery pipelines. The benefit of Jenkins is that you don’t need to organize all of your team to submit their code at a specific time. They will continuously submit their code and it can be tested on the continuous integration server. If it doesn’t pass, it gets back to the developer without crashing the application.
BitBucket is an alternative to GitHub. Places like it are used for source code control. If a new change in your application leads to serious problems, you can easily see the last good version and roll back to it.
It is a code repository with better pricing (for private use) than GitHub.
A great benefit of BitBucket is the unlimited private repositories. You can have as many as you like and share them with 5 people for free.
It is more flexible too, it can work with Git, Google Code, CodePlex, SVN, HG, and SourceForge.