Problem solving can never be fully automated, which is why software developers will always have job security. However, the repetitive steps of integrating software increments (bugfixes or new feature development), applying changes to production, then testing system integrity and functionality can and should be automated.
This reduces the risk of human error during the process, allows for more frequent system updates and frees up the time of your technical team for higher-level tasks that bring true value to the business.
Production issue handling and proactive monitoring with live alerting are the new standards that will give you peace of mind, ensuring necessary system performance and availability to keep your business running smoothly.
Utilizing the virtualization of resources and development environments (solutions such as Vagrant) allows us to reuse the environments allowing for rapid application development.
Let us embark on a journey to full continuous deployment capability.