Technology has not just changed our everyday lives but is consciously evolving. DevOps is an indispensable methodology which continues to prove itself as a successful entity for digital transformation. DevOps is set to grow at a CAGR of 24.7% between now and 2026.
With new technologies coming through all the time, DevOps must adapt and learn to accommodate these changes.
We look at the top three trends and believe we will see more in 2023.
As we become aligned digitally, the need to focus on security is more important than ever. Previously, security was siloed in a different team and used in the final stages of development. While this doesn't pose a risk for projects running months and years long, as DevOps uses effective rapid deployment over days and weeks, the previous way can hinder this process.
DevSecOps requires the application and infrastructure to consider security from the beginning. DevSecOps should also include security gates within the DevOps workflow so it doesn't slow down development.
DevSecOps helps keep consistency, track, monitor and rectify any security issues throughout the development.
With security being a key challenge for many businesses, the rise of DevSecOps is one we expect for 2023.
2. Low-code/No-code Applications
Low-code, no-code applications have often been seen as options to enable not technical people to contribute to software development. However, with businesses requiring quicker deployment, adopting and utilising a low-code approach can be a game changer for DevOps.
Low-code / No-code development platforms can leverage a host of tools that can significantly reduce the burden of developing an application. It can offer a more visual approach to building an app and can also use a graphical user interface. There is such a shortage of DevOps talent and the demand for businesses to develop and release quickly; using low code can combat these issues.
Using these platforms also makes way for automation opportunities within DevOps outside of the testing phase. The shift to low code could be a long-term solution for businesses to react to their market quickly.
3. Microservices Architecture
With the challenges of the ever-changing security landscape and evolving needs of user requirements, there has been traction in using microservices architecture as an alternative to traditional monolithic architecture.
Rather than the complete platform being integrated as one, and therefore, developments or deployments happen as a single entity; Microservices break the application down into specific services.
Microservices allow an approach to isolate issues to that specific service and apply deployment to one area. A microservices approach helps reduce impact across the whole application and eases deployment. Seamless updates and the ability to reduce the risk of application failures make it an excellent approach for DevOps.
Moving to a microservices architecture changes an organisation's approach to development. However, this change allows businesses to reduce the development scope while making the development process more flexible.