The creation of Git by the principal developer behind the Linux kernel Linus Torvalds certainly qualified as a stroke of genius. But while Junio Hamano continues to do an excellent job of maintaining open source Git, organizations looking to make the jump to so-called agile development and deployment cycles must look beyond relying on a Git’s core version control and software repository capabilities.
Call it growing pains, if you will — but the next stage in DevOps agility requires much, much more. This especially applies to DevOps teams looking to multiply the cadence of deployments with security embedded at the beginning of the cycle (yes, while easier said than done, it is possible).Getting there requires a rethinking of the traditional software development cycle. This involves doing the necessary so that as soon as code is stored on Git, the code is instantly integrated into the main production pipeline.
How to make the jump past using Git mainly as a software repository for version control was the main subject of conversation with Ashish Kuthiala, director of product marketing, GitLab, for this edition of The New Stack Makers podcast recorded during the KubeCon + CloudNativeCon conference held in Barcelona at the end of May.
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