Cloud computing has paved the way for programmable infrastructure, which brought extreme automation into software development lifecycle. The ability to provision resources, configuring them on the fly, deploying applications, and monitoring the entire process led to the DevOps culture where developers and the operators are collaborating throughout the application lifecycle. While provisioning and configuration are best left to tools such as Chef, Puppet, and Ansible, one open source software that became the cornerstone of DevOps is Jenkins.
Software build, packaging, and deployment play a crucial role in release management. Enterprise developers often relied on tools such as Make, MS Build, Ant, Maven, and Gradle to compile and link source code.
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