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You probably heard DevOps, GitOps and even GitSecOps. If not:



DevOps is a software development approach that emphasizes collaboration and integration between software development (Dev) and IT operations (Ops). It aims to streamline the software delivery process by automating and improving communication, coordination, and efficiency among development teams, operations teams, and other stakeholders. DevOps practices involve continuous integration, continuous delivery/deployment, infrastructure automation, and monitoring, enabling faster and more reliable software releases.



GitOps is an operational framework that leverages the Git version control system to manage and automate the deployment and operation of infrastructure and applications. It promotes the idea of declaring desired states for infrastructure and applications in Git repositories, and using Git workflows for managing changes and updates. With GitOps, the entire system's configuration and deployment details are versioned, auditable, and reproducible, enabling easy collaboration and traceability.


GitSecOps, on the other hand, extends the GitOps principles to incorporate security practices into the software development and deployment lifecycle. It emphasizes integrating security into the GitOps workflows, ensuring that security controls and best practices are applied throughout the software development process. GitSecOps involves implementing security checks, vulnerability scanning, code analysis, and access controls as part of the GitOps pipeline to maintain a secure and compliant software environment.

Why is one or another?


Choosing one approach over another depends on the specific needs and goals of an organization. DevOps is a broad methodology that focuses on collaboration and automation between development and operations teams. GitOps extends DevOps by using Git for managing infrastructure and application configurations. GitSecOps further enhances DevOps by integrating security practices into the development and deployment process. The choice between these approaches may depend on factors such as the organization's size, existing infrastructure, security requirements, and the level of automation desired.


By taking the git repository as the source of truth, it is possible to enhance collaboration, transparency, and traceability across development, operations, and security teams.

This approach can help reduce errors, improve delivery times, and increase the overall quality of the software being produced. Additionally, actively deploying software can help identify and address issues more quickly, leading to a more agile and responsive development process. In the future, we can expect to see more organizations adopting Git-Dev-Sec-Ops methodologies as they strive to develop and deliver software faster and more securely.

While there is no such thing as a "one-size-fits-all" solution, implementing all of these methodologies requires a lot of effort. However, it is definitely worth it.

Automated Deployment & Active Deployment

Automated Deployment

Automated Deployment is the process of automating the deployment of software to production or other environments. It involves using tools and processes to automate the building, testing, and deployment of code, which can help reduce errors and improve the speed and reliability of software delivery. In practice, this can mean using tools like Jenkins, Travis CI, and CircleCI to automatically build and deploy code to production environments.

On the other hand, Active Deployment is the practice of continuously deploying code to production or other environments as soon as it is ready, and manually by the developers without relying on the CI/CD process based on the git branches or webhook events. Active deployment can help identify and address issues more quickly, more proactive but still maintaining automated process, leading to a more agile and responsive development process.

Active Deployment

Both automated deployment and active deployment are closely related to the "Git-Dev-Sec-Ops" methodology. By using Git as the source of truth for infrastructure and application configurations, teams can more easily collaborate and automate the deployment process. Automated deployment can help streamline the software delivery process and ensure that code is deployed consistently across environments. Active deployment can help teams respond more quickly to changes and deploy software more frequently, which is a key aspect of the DevOps philosophy.

Overall, the combination of automated deployment and active deployment can help teams deliver software faster, with fewer errors and greater consistency. This can lead to a more efficient and effective software development process, and ultimately help organizations achieve their business goals.

Both of these processes are built-in inside…



is aiming to take care of the “Git-Dev-Sec-Ops” implementation at the begining of time, we all know there is no such thing as “one-size-fit-all”, but at least we can see how Diginext team put their effort to reach, as a Developer-Focused platform, multiple teams can easily work together by using it to manage cloud resources & deploy apps just in one place. It also help to improve the consistency of development process and operation process.

P/S: The thing I like the most of Diginext is it's utilizing Kubernetes under the hood, and it overcome K8S complexity by stripping K8S away from the developers!

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