DevOps Health Report

Keywords
  • Local Development
  • Git Workflows
  • Code Review
  • Testing
  • Deploying
  • Automation

We evaluate each client’s needs through a formal DevOps Health Report and then help them automate the parts of the software development process that are slowing them down.

We look across nine verticals including local development, git workflows, testing, and deployment automation to help you quickly identify your unique bottlenecks and help you prioritize the solutions.

Automated Testing

Keywords
  • Unit Testing
  • Integration Testing
  • Performance Testing
  • QA Automation
  • Behavior Driven Development
  • Test Driven Development
  • Cucumber / Gherkin / Behat
  • Mocha / Jasmine / Karma
  • Selenium

Software failures cause more than just annoyances. They can catastrophically impact a company's ability to do business or even affect public safety. However, many organizations still don’t use any automated testing in their mission critical software. Heliocore brings expertise in identifying, developing and implementing automated testing regimes for our clients. We know that testing can seem daunting, but we know the best practices for success and even have tools to help you out.

Cloud Engineering

Keywords
  • Docker
  • Ansible
  • Puppet
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Google Cloud Platform
  • Auto-scaling
  • Microservices

We build cloud infrastructure and backend systems, and we know the ins and outs of both the major players and when it might make sense to develop your own cloud or a hybrid approach.

We work with inhomogeneous systems, like Java, Ruby, Python, GO or PHP - or a combination of these languages and their platforms- depending on the requirements for completing the task. If possible, we reuse and adapt legacy code to fit to the new architecture.

Microservices - instead of building a monolithic application to solve complex problems we implement every important feature as separate modules that communicate seamlessly with each other. This is how your system becomes scalable and easier to test.

Local Development

Keywords
  • Local Automated Testing
  • Local Integration Points
  • Git workflows
  • IDE Integrations
  • Code Checking
  • Docker
  • Vagrant

Heliocore uses various tools to create streamlined local development environments for your teams. Time is money, so you'll want a fast feedback loop when software changes.

One important step is to ensure that all developers have a local development environment that reasonably represents the production environment, including dev versions of all integration points. This way, developers can make a change to one piece of software and then immediately test its impact across the software ecosystem locally.

Deployment Automation

Keywords
  • Docker
  • AWS
  • Jenkins
  • Continuous Integration
  • Continuous Deployment
  • Blue-Green Deployment

Traditionally, developers focus on writing the software and the operations team handles the deployment and uptime of the software in production. DevOps comes from the combination of Development and Operations and signals a blending of these roles and leveraging best practices. Traditional software best practices include testing, version control, and tooling or automation, along with new operations technologies like on-demand, cloud based hardware and containerization technologies like Docker. The goal is not just continuous integration, but continuous deployment where companies like Netflix ship dozens of changes to production per day instead of the traditionally long release windows of weeks or months.