There is a lot of confusion about whether Agile and DevOps are the same. But what most people fail to understand is that while Agile and DevOps may seem similar and share some goals, they are two entirely different models to address different concerns.
DevOps entails automated tools, processes, and practices to keep development and operations synched up. It promotes continuous delivery along with automation which enables teams to focus on more complicated tasks and use automation to carry out small and repetitive tasks such as unit testing.
However, Agile follows the standards of the Agile Manifesto which promotes enhanced integration through continuous feedback. It is a much more flexible model compared to traditional development model like the Waterfall model.
If you’re confused about how Agile is different than DevOps, here are a few major differences that will help give you a better understanding.
Author Bio: 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.