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8 DevOps Trends To Be Aware Of In 2019 (Part 1)

Updated: Nov 4, 2021

DevOps has evolved big time since many of us thought it was just a buzzword. Now we know that is a myth. DevOps has become the main focus and has been shaping the world of software for the last few years. Experts say that DevOps is going to be the mainstream and its popularity is going to reach its peak in 2019.

Below is the Google trend is shown for the term “DevOps” and a hypothesis of its projected growth in 2019.

Google Trends Showing the ‘DevOps’ Term Growth

To talk about the stats, DevOps adoption has increased by approximately 8% from 2015 to 2016, and this number is expected to grow significantly in 2019, as shown above.

Image source: RightScale

According to Statista, many business organizations are adopting DevOps and there is an increase of up to 17% in 2018 than what was about 10% in the year 2017.

Image source: Statista

You can read the whole report by RightScale. Even the Forrester report clearly mentions that 2018 is going to be the year of DevOps.

My recent article on the facts and stats about DevOps received a great response among DevOps enthusiasts, and it just shows many technology evangelists are interested in knowing more and implementing DevOps in their organizations.

Today, we will see the five facts that will shape the future of DevOps.

1. The Shift of Focus From CI Pipelines to DevOps Assembly Lines

Pipelines show you a complete visualization of your app from source control to production. You can see everything in a single pane of glass. It not just about doing CI now, it is about CD (continuous delivery); organizations are investing their time and effort into understanding more about automating their complete software development process. In 2019, the shift is going to happen from just a CI pipeline to DevOps assembly lines.

2. Automation Will Become the Primary Focus

In DevOps, we talk a lot about automation. If possible, zero-touch automation is what the future is going to be. It doesn’t mean you have to automate everything, but if you have to, then you should be able to do it. Understanding the 6 C’s of the DevOps cycle and making sure to apply automation between these stages is the key, and this is going to be the main goal in 2019.

3. Testers Are Expected to Learn to Code

Testers who know how to code and automate scripts to test various cases are in huge demand in DevOps. If you are a tester and in a dilemma over whether to learn to code or not, we recommend learning to code. Understanding different DevOps tools and automating scripts plays a vital role in software development today and this is going to dominate in 2019.

Testers are expected to perish if they don’t learn to code and write their own automated test scripts. Manual testing will become obsolete in 2019 and it consumes a lot of time. Automation in testing not only increases the efficiency but also ensures the features are delivered faster to the market.

4. Increase in the Adoption of Microservices Architecture

DevOps and microservices lately are going hand in hand. Microservices are independent entities and hence don’t create any dependencies and break other systems when something goes wrong. Microservices architecture helps companies make deployments and add new features easily. Companies are expected to move to a micro-services architecture to increase their runtime and efficient delivery. Don’t just follow others because they adopted it, know yourself and understand why you should adopt a microservices architecture.

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