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4 DevOps Principles You Need to Know

If you’re new to DevOps, it’s important to know that there are several incontrovertible DevOps principles that underpin the philosophy. They include automation, iteration, continuous monitoring and improvement, and collaboration.

Key DevOps Principles

Let’s take a closer look at these DevOps principles, which form a comprehensive, fundamental doctrine upon which you should build your DevOps processes.

A purple virtual reality infinity loop representing DevOps principles

1. Automation

When you apply DevOps methodologies, you automate as much as possible in the DevOps lifecycle. Automation makes your development process more efficient, as it requires a minimal amount of manual labor and drastically reduces the number of errors you have to deal with. 

To implement DevOps, adopt agile practices like continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD), version control, automated testing, and automated deployment. By doing so, you can build, test, and release faster.

2. Iteration

Instead of working on several large releases per year, divide projects up into bite-sized chunks called sprints. This enables you to release small pieces of code faster and more frequently in what’s known as continuous deployment.

It also makes you more agile, as small releases are easier to oversee and adjust when needed. This in turn improves the security and quality of your product.

3. Continuous Monitoring and Improvement

Continuously test, monitor, and improve your product. You should also make incorporating feedback from users a part of your process. 

This continuous improvement will consistently and incrementally enhance the quality and usefulness of your product. It will also allow you to optimize performance, cost, and time to delivery or time to market, depending on your product.

4. Collaboration

Break down silos between the development and operations teams to foster a collaborative environment. Team members need to be able to discuss their projects, ask questions, and share solutions to enhance the quality of the product.

DevOps Center features work items, as well as the option to promote metadata programmatically via the CLI in addition to the UI. As such, it’s specifically designed to promote collaboration between programmatic developers and low-code developers like admins.

DevOps Principles Require a Cultural Shift

Implementing DevOps requires you to start thinking differently about how you build new features and apps, as well as fix bugs. DevOps culture is one of speed, agility, and collaboration that empowers you and your team to work more efficiently, solve problems more effectively, and deliver better results faster.


What is Salesforce DevOps?

Salesforce DevOps is a set of tools and practices that allows businesses to build, test, and deploy new features and apps faster and more reliably in Salesforce.


What is DevOps Center?

DevOps Center is a free centralized app for teams to manage all their Salesforce projects, metadata changes, and releases. Learn more about DevOps Center.

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