Course Description

Intro to DevOps is a course designed to introduce students to the principles and practices of DevOps, a methodology that combines software development and IT operations to improve collaboration, communication, and efficiency in delivering high-quality software products. DevOps is a cultural shift that emphasizes the importance of automation, continuous integration and delivery, and monitoring and feedback loops in software development. It aims to break down the traditional barriers between development and operations teams and create a collaborative and agile environment where software can be delivered faster, more reliably, and with fewer errors. In this course, students will learn the fundamentals of DevOps, starting with an overview of the history and evolution of the methodology, as well as its key principles and benefits. They will also explore the various tools and technologies used in DevOps, such as source control management, build automation, testing frameworks, containerization, and deployment orchestration. One of the key focuses of the course will be on continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD), a core component of DevOps that enables developers to integrate code changes into a shared repository and automatically build, test, and deploy software. Students will learn about the benefits of CI/CD, how to set up a CI/CD pipeline, and how to use tools like Jenkins, GitLab, and Travis CI to automate the process. Another important aspect of DevOps is monitoring and feedback, which allows teams to detect and resolve issues quickly, as well as continuously improve the performance and quality of their software. In this course, students will learn how to use monitoring tools like Nagios, Prometheus, and Grafana to collect and analyze data from various sources, including servers, applications, and user feedback. Throughout the course, students will also have the opportunity to work on real-world projects and case studies, applying the principles and practices of DevOps to solve common challenges in software development and operations. By the end of the course, students will have a solid understanding of DevOps and its key components, as well as practical skills and tools to apply in their own work. Author: Karl Krueger, Dwayne Lessner, Gundega Dekena (Udacity)