A DevOps pipeline refers to the automated workflow and set of processes involved in the software development lifecycle (SDLC) to achieve continuous integration, delivery, and deployment. It is a fundamental aspect of DevOps practices, aiming to streamline the development and delivery of software applications with increased speed, efficiency, and reliability.
The DevOps pipeline enables collaboration and coordination between development, operations, and quality assurance teams, breaking down silos and promoting a culture of automation and continuous improvement. It encompasses various stages with specific tasks and goals to ensure seamless progression from code development to production deployment. The key stages of a typical DevOps pipeline include: