Agile and DevOps – Does it Have to be One or the Other?



Agile is a software development technique that focuses on continuous development and testing during the software development lifecycle. It encompasses continuous feedback from teams and clients to enhance the quality of the product in a timely manner. 

DevOps, on the other hand, is a culture that promotes collaboration between various teams, especially the development and operations teams to enable rapid deployment. DevOps uses automation technology to speed up the manual tasks that are repetitive, simple, or time-consuming. 

While DevOps can be treated as an extension of the features of Agile, it does not replace Agile. Instead, it complements it. Both techniques may share some similarities like working towards a common goal of better product quality or rapid deployment, but they are two entirely different concepts. 

Here are some of the key differences between Agile and DevOps that will give you a better understanding. 

What are the Differences Between DevOps and Agile?

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Author Bio – Aaron Cure

Aaron Cure is the Principal Security Consultant at Cypress Data Defense and an instructor and contributing author for the Dev544 Secure Coding in .NET course.  After 10 years in the U.S. Army, I decided to switch my focus to developing security tools and
performing secure code reviews, penetration testing, static source code analysis, and security research.

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