Azure DevOps [W.I.P.]
Compare Azure DevOps features available for your users:
- Free Users | Azure Devops Users | Open Source Users
- Free unlimited private Git Repos
- send these videos for repos and cost model on Azure Devops
Azure DevOps Cost:
- Azure DevOps costs depend on the number of users in your organization that require access, along with other factors like the number of concurrent build/releases required and number of test users. Pricing calculator:
Free minutes for MS hosted CI/CD pipeline:
- once a month, you can have 1800 mins (30 hours) for your one MS Hosted piepleline.
- You do not need a credit card to start with.
- As soon as you hit the limit (need more minutes) OR need to run more than one build/pipleline, you have the option to upgrade your mins to umliited or buy more builds.
DevOps Project pipeline Demo by Abel:
- Azure repos are a set of version control tools which we can leverage to manage our codes.
- Version control system (like git) are software which we can use to track changes in our code over time.
- Whether you are a single developer deploying the code OR a team of devs working on a big project, Version Control System lets you take a snapshot point in time for future purposes, for ex – should you make changes in a code due to a bug etc, it lets you roll back to that stage.
So in a summary, I would say that It keeps a history of your development, so you can review and even roll back to that point in time with ease.
Azure Repos provide 2 types of Version Control tools:
- Git – used for distributed version control (your local copy of code is the complete version control repo- so you can work on your local copy and then later syn those changes back to the copy sitting on the server)
- Team Foundation Version Control – used for centralized version control.
Azure Repos, Pull Requests and Branch Policies: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5QzZzkBpF8
Branch Policy and Pull Requests: So, we have learnt how easy Azure DevOps make it when it comes to amending/changing the contents of the master branch node. However I would strongly recommend to NOT use this and instead use the Branch Policy option of Azure Repo for a better version control system.
This page is work in progress and I will be updating and changing the contents as and when I come across new features or to deep dive into CICD pipeline.