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Agile and DevOps are two popular methodologies that many companies want to implement, but there is often some confusion about them. Both of these approaches use different practices, processes, and tools to achieve similar goals. They are not the same but can often be used in tandem.
Agile is an iterative, dynamic development technique that promotes flexibility, collaboration, and enhanced quality. In a way, DevOps can be seen as a natural extension to Agile as it offers additional features to the Agile method. For example, DevOps ensures continuous deployment using automation technology by keeping the development and operations teams in the loop.
While Agile and DevOps both share some similarities and can work cohesively towards similar goals, they are two different methodologies.
Here are some of the key differences between Agile and DevOps:
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.