The Benefits of Azure Pipelines
Azure Pipelines is the premier tool for DevOps that provides CI/CD solutions for all languages, platforms and applications. No matter where your code is stored or what language you prefer to build in, you can use Azure Pipelines to build and test applications. Essentially, Azure Pipelines removes all limitations on DevOps, opening the door to creativity. If you are new to this tool, here are some key features:
You can set any number of stages during the development and testing phases so that you have more control over quality before projects move onto the next step. A more deliberate delivery allows you to better pinpoint bugs, address problems and understand where issues are occurring and in what stage of the process. With fully customizable deployment controls, you are always in charge.
With Azure Pipelines, DevOps teams aren’t limited to a single cloud. You have plenty of options when it comes to when and where you deploy tasks to a number of cloud programs.
Virtual Machine Features
Azure Pipelines provides access to both traditional virtual machine (VM) managers and more advanced Deployment Groups, which consist of target machines with individual agents. Using deployment groups means that you can create custom steps for each jog and assign different machines with application updates, configuration changes and other tasks. Deployment groups also allow for rolling updates.
Azure Pipelines is also working to support Open Source projects by offering access to unlimited build minutes and up to 10 parallel jobs at no cost. If you are already using Github repos, you will be happy to know that you can use the Azure Pipline app to easily setup a CI/CD pipeline.
Ready to get started and take advantage of all that Azure Pipelines has to offer? Contact Liquware today and our experts will be happy to answer all your questions.