Microsoft VSTS did a tremendous help for developers to maintain their code, Tasks, Deployments. After that DevOps came to the scene. So Microsoft is releasing Azure DevOps to make developers life easier and for team success.
there are couple of services that feature in DevOps. The services are span the breadth of the development lifecycle to help developers ship software faster and with higher quality.
Can be track your tasks with Kanban boards, backlogs, team dashboards, and custom reporting
Your favorite cloud-hosted private Git repos (Unlimited) for your project. Collaborative pull requests, advanced file management, and more
Azure Test Plans
All in one planned and exploratory testing solution.
Since the New Azure DevOps Platform independant, any application will work regardless of the framework, platform, or cloud. And the best part is Each Azure DevOps service is open and extensible.
If you want to use Azure Pipelines to build and test a Node service from a repo in GitHub and deploy it to a container in AWS, go for it. Azure DevOps supports both public and private cloud configurations. Run them in our cloud or in your own data center.
CI / CD for Open source projects with Azure Pipelines
Azure DevOps has extended their commitment to provide open and flexible tools for all developers. Now developers can use free CI/CD with unlimited minutes and 10 parallel jobs for every open source project via Azure Pipelines. And it includes cloud hosted Linux, macOS and Windows pools.Azure Pipelines is great for all types of projects.
Many of the top open source projects are already using Azure Pipelines for CI/CD, such as Atom, CPython, Pipenv, Tox, Visual Studio Code, and TypeScript – and the list is growing every day.
Azure DevOps vs VSTS
As mentioned before Azure DevOps Azure DevOps represents the evolution of Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS).All the VSTS users will be upgraded into Azure DevOps projects automatically. For existing users, there is no loss of functionally, simply more choice and control. The end to end traceability and integration that has been the hallmark of VSTS is all there.
- URLs will change from abc.visualstudio.com to dev.azure.com/abc. We will support redirects from visualstudio.comURLs so there will not be broken links.
- As part of this change, the services have an updated user experience. We continue to iterate on the experience based on feedback from the preview. Today we’re enabling it by default for new customers. In the coming months we will enable it by default for existing users.
- Users of the on-premises Team Foundation Server (TFS) will continue to receive updates based on features live in Azure DevOps. Starting with next version of TFS, the product will be called Azure DevOps Server and will continue to be enhanced through our normal cadence of updates.