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top 5 DevOps Automation Tools

johnathonroy5 profile image Johnathon roy ・3 min read

Automation plays a inseparable role in the DevOps from code generation, Integration, delivery to continuously testing and monitoring. In DevOps, operational teams started using automation for all their work that give DevOps the wings to fly so high. In a typical DevOps, a code is generated on the developer’s machine then it produces some output as a result and that result is being monitored throughout. Automation gives this process a kick for triggering the build, running unit test cases.

Gradle

  1. Gradle has been counted in the top 20 open-source projects and is trusted by millions of developers.
  2. Build anything here either you write code in Java, C++, Python or any other language of your choice.
  3. Here package is available for deployment on any platform.
  4. Go monorepo or multi-repo.
  5. One of the most versatile DevOps tools.
  6. Gradle provides a rich API and a mature ecosystem of plugins and integration.
  7. Model, integrate and systematize the delivery of your software from end to end.
  8. Scale-out development with elegant and deliver faster.
  9. Handles from compile avoidance to advanced caching and beyond, Gradle pursues performance relentlessly.

Git

  1. This DevOps tool was designed by Torvald while maintaining a large distributed development project.
  2. Git is one of the most popular distributed SCM (source code management) tools.
  3. It is compatible with existent systems and protocols.
  4. This tool is widely used and appreciated by remote teams and open source contributors.
  5. By using Git you can track the progress of your development work.
  6. Here you can save various versions of your source code and use these versions according to your needs.
  7. You can create separate branches and merge new features at the time of launch. Hence this tool is also great for experimenting.
  8. Git strongly supports nonlinear and distributed development of large projects.
  9. It automatically accumulates garbage when enough useless objects have been created. 10.Git stores newly created files in a network byte stream called ‘packfile’.

Jenkins

  1. Jenkins is a self-contained Java-based program.
  2. It contains packages for Windows, Mac OS X, and other Unix-like operating systems.
  3. Jenkins can be used as a simple CI server as well as a continuous delivery hub for any project.
  4. Jenkins can be easily set up and configured by its web interface.
  5. That includes on-the-fly error checks and built-in help.
  6. Jenkins integrates with practically every tool in the continuous integration and continuous delivery toolchain.
  7. Jenkins can be extended via its plugin architecture.
  8. This tool makes you able to distribute work across multiple machines, helping drive builds, tests, and deployments across multiple platforms.

Docker

  1. Docker is a set-of-platform as service products.
  2. It uses OS-level virtualization to deliver software in packages called containers.
  3. Makes you able to run and share container-based applications from the developer’s machine to the cloud.
  4. It is based on Docker core building blocks including Docker Desktop, Docker Hub, and Docker engine.
  5. Docker hub is the world’s largest container image library. It scales up to 1K nodes.
  6. Update the app and infrastructure with zero downtime. Developers can quickly ramp productivity and deliver apps to production faster.

SeleniumHQ

  1. Selenium is a browser automation tool. It is for automating web applications for testing purposes. It is supported by some of the largest browsers vendors that make selenium a native/ part of their browser.
  2. It also plays a vital role in countless other browser automation tools, API and frameworks. Selenium WebDriver- “A collection of language-specific bindings to drive a browser- the way it is meant to be driven”.
  3. Selenium used for creating robust, browser-based regression automation suites and tests.Its scale and distribute scripts across many environments.
  4. Selenium IDE- “a Chrome and Firefox add-on that will do simple record and payback of interactions with the browser“.
  5. It creates quick bug reproduction scripts.

to know about more automation tools such as Ansible, Chef, Nagios and many more-
https://codersera.com/blog/top-10-devops-automation-tools/

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NIKHIL CM

Has anyone tried to CD with Jenkins for the Docker compose project ? It will be very helpful to get the one by one step with an example Repo. I am not able to find a good blog.

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Promise Akpan

This seems like something interesting.

I can do a step by step.

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Ben Kincaid

Hey Jonathan,

Great post! How did you go about ranking these tools. Gradle struck me as surprising as surprising for your choice as the number 1 DevOps tool.