DevOps helps turn business ideas into enterprise applications, but the process isn’t always straightforward. Here’s how no-code can streamline the process.
DevOps (a combination of “development” and “operations”) is a methodology that blends software development with information technology best practices. This helps enterprises improve the software development lifecycle so they can deliver better applications faster. You can think of DevOps as a continuous loop—plan, build, test, release, deploy, monitor, and plan once again according to relevant feedback.
The goal is to have DevOps within your enterprise running like a well-oiled machine. We know that’s easier said than done, especially when you’re building with code, which drags out development times and compromises operational efficiency. Here are four ways no-code development optimizes DevOps for speed!
Four ways to speed up DevOps
1. Have a strong QA team
In your efforts to speed up DevOps, you must never compromise the quality of your application. Releasing new features or updates before they’ve been verified can actually cost you more time in the long run. Every time you have to reel back an update and put an app back in the pipeline, you’re slowing down DevOps.
When you build with Unqork, you gain access to our expert team of QA testers. They’ll take the time to test, re-test, and verify your application before you release it to ensure your clients get your best, most stable product. This also helps reduce downtime!
2. Embrace microservices
If you’re using a monolithic architecture, your software is built on a single code base that supports interconnected and interdependent components. This means you have to rewrite the entire application if you want to make one small change, which slows down both builds and releases.
With a microservices approach, applications are broken down into loosely coupled component services that each have their own CPU, runtime environment, and dedicated team. This way, you’re free to make changes without worrying about whether or not it will crash the application. Not only does this make deployment easier and faster, but it also shortens your DevOps cycle as a whole.
3. Think about security first, not last
Web application security is more important than ever before, which means it takes more to stay compliant and ensure apps are secure. Unfortunately, many teams mistakenly believe security protocols can be tacked on at the end after the application has already been built. Don’t slow down your delivery pipeline by leaving complex security concerns until the last minute!
Security on the Unqork platform is built-in from the ground up, and we take care of all backend security work for you. All our applications are held to the highest cybersecurity standards. Data is always encrypted both in transit and at rest so you can trust that your data is safe, and RBAC controls help maintain compliance. We regularly assess our platform security using both in-house testing and AICPA-certified third-party auditors, and our platform boasts a 100% penetration pass rate. The Unqork platform also automatically deploys patches, saving you time while enforcing secure DevOps.
4. Keep feedback flowing
Feedback is an integral part of the DevOps process, but code-based application development naturally devolves into silos. The business team communicates their desires to the tech team, which goes dark for weeks or months at a time. Then the tech team returns with an application, only for the business team to inform them something isn’t quite right. Going back and forth to the drawing board can seriously clog up the application delivery pipeline. There’s no time for substantive feedback and it’s challenging to make sure business needs are being met.
With no-code, the business team can get involved in the development process and even create the apps they need all by themselves. This increases collaboration and ensures that everyone’s needs are being met, and that work doesn’t get lost in silos. Plus, all changes made in Unqork are reflected in real-time—easily make adjustments and watch over your application to keep the feedback process moving smoothly.
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Since everyone is empowered to do more with no-code, you can reap the benefits of working with a small DevOps team when you build on Unqork. The two key benefits of working with a smaller DevOps team are simplified development and increased business agility. Both of these elements help you build, release, and iterate enterprise applications at lightning-fast speeds.
Move at the speed of no-code
DevOps helps you accelerate the application development process, compete with competitors without falling behind, and adjust to the ever-changing technological and business worlds. The Unqork platform helps you keep the DevOps feedback loop flowing and ensures everyone is involved at every stage.
At Unqork, we consistently and expertly test for security and compliance in order to verify applications and certify everything is up to your standards. You can take full advantage of a microservices architecture using the Unqork Marketplace, and change elements on the granular level for hassle-free modifications. Streamline communication and creativity by optimizing your DevOps process with Unqork, and build better enterprise-grade applications faster than ever before.