What is Azure Pipelines ?
- Pre-requisite Knowledge
Before we start with the understanding of Azure Pipelines, we should know-
- What is Cloud
- What is Microsoft Azure
- Continuous Integration (CI) & Continuous Delivery (CD).
- Introduction of Azure Pipelines
Before getting started into actual topic, let’s get ourselves a brief about the word, PIPELINE.
So a Pipeline can be understood as a smooth, fast and automatically traversable path which consists of various elements in a sequential manner. Though it is often the case that the execution is followed in a parallel or tile allotted trend
Now coming to Azure Pipelines, it is a simple yet evident service of Microsoft, which helps in automating the building and the testing phases of the projects. In short an Azure pipeline combines both the Continuous Integration (CI) & Continuous Delivery (CD).
According to Microsoft docs, below are the supported languages for the Pipelining, as of now:
To implement Azure Pipelines in your project, it should be inside a version control system. It provide a seamless integration with the below service providers:
- GitHub Enterprise
- Azure Repos Git & TFVC
- Bitbucket Cloud
Features of Azure Pipelines (as per Microsoft Docs):
- Works with any language or platform
- Deploys to different types of targets at the same time
- Integrates with Azure deployments
- Builds on Windows, Linux, or Mac machines
- Integrates with GitHub
- Works with open-source projects.
Requirements for using Azure Pipelines:
- We need to create an organization in Azure DevOps
- The source code should be stored inside of a Version- Control system
Note: For public repositories, Azure Pipelines is free. Though for private repositories, 1,800 minutes (30 hours) of pipeline jobs for free every month
- Conclusion - In this article, we have learned about:
- What is Azure Pipelines
- What are the languages it supports
- Why one should use it
- Requirements to use Azure Pipelines