The ascendance of both Azure and DevOps is new to none, such has been the growth of these technologies. This article on Azure Pipelines will help you gain all the information that revolves around Azure DevOps and by the time we are done, you would have created a full fledged Azure Pipeline.
If you have gone through my previous article on Azure DevOps then by now you know Azure is one of the leading cloud service vendors. Likewise DevOps is an approach which has taken current software industry by storm, as it very easily helps bridge the gap between the developer and operation teams.
So many wondered if it was possible to carry out DevOps practices on Azure Cloud. And the introduction of DevOps services ensured that it becomes very much possible. With different services introduced by Azure did help the following:
Azure makes it very easy to create pipelines so the focus can shift to software development. Because Azure provides end to end solution for creating and managing pipelines.
With Continuous Integration and Delivery on Azure you can harness and also use infrastructure as code with tools like Azure Resource Manager or Terraform you create repeatable deployments which also meet compliance standards.
Azure being a Microsoft product, it readily integrates with almost all the Microsoft stack of products. Also Azure has made huge progress when it comes to integration with open source tools. This means we have more options to customize.
I believe these are enough reasons to put our faith in Azure DevOps. Let us now try and understand what is Azure Pipelines service.
Azure Pipelines is a service that caters the need for creating pipelines on Azure Cloud Platform. It lets you build, test and deploy application Azure cloud and other supported platforms. You can also create pipelines on Windows, Linux and Mac Operating systems. You can even create up to ten parallel jobs for free.
Since you can automate your builds and deployments with Pipelines, you end up spending less time on your fixing minor issues with your applications and can focus more on creative aspect of the same.
Now let us move further and take a look at some of the features of Azure components.
Let us take a look at some of the important features of Azure Pipelines and why is it so convenient to use.
As mentioned previously, you can use the Operating System of your choice and you can also decide what to use to build your applications, whether it is Python, Java, NodeJS, Ruby etc.
Since pipelines ease the process of building applications, it becomes easier to push your applications to containers like Docker, Kubernetes and even Azure Container Registry.
Azure pipeline also gives you excess to many community built tasks for better customization and thus help you build, test and deploy these tasks.
Azure Pipelines service, provides you freedom to deploy your application to different cloud platforms like AWS , GCP etc.
With fast paced continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipelines now you can deliver most of the open source projects.
If You have to build chaining and multi-phased builds at your disposal then there is support for YAML, test integration, release gates, reporting etc.
These features make Azure Pipelines an important service in Azure’s DevOps Scheme of things. If you are interested in creating CI/CD pipelines then please checkout the video below.
So guys this was about Azure Pipelines. There is a lot that can be done with this Azure Service. You are free to explore this service. As far as this article is concerned. I would be resting it here.