GOTO 2021 • Kickstarting Your Azure Pipeline with Templates • Ligtenberg, Mitescu & Ioanitescu

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This presentation was recorded at GOTOpia February 2021. #GOTOcon #GOTOpia
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Wouter Ligtenberg - Engineering lead at ING Tech Romania, the software development hub of ING
Cosmin Mitescu - DevOps engineer at ING Tech Romania, the software development hub of ING
Florin Ioanitescu - Senior DevOps engineer at ING Tech Romania, the software development hub of ING

ABSTRACT
Azure pipeline templates are a powerful way of scaling your CI/CD pipelines throughout your organization. When combining it with software engineering practices it becomes a powerful tool in speeding up the build and release work done by DevOps teams.
Templates facilitate the creation of scalable, parameterized pipelines that can be unit tested and ensure pipeline immutability while remaining a consistent and transparent single source of truth.
The ING DevOps engineering team has created a way to build and deploy JVM applications in the cloud to be consumed by multiple teams from the entire tribe and more by using templates developed in Azure DevOps with the goal to automate a pipeline end to end, from code to runtime.
To achieve this, they wrote code to automate everything and also created a system to manage these pipelines. Some other objectives they set for themselves were:
• maintenance of the pipeline must be low
• the pipeline must have a versioning in place as to not break consumers pipelines when we update it
• it must be flexible, for different languages and applications
• any of their colleagues should [...]

TIMECODES
00:00 Intro
04:12 Agenda
05:07 Pipeline problems & solutions
10:26 Challenges of using templates: modularity & flexibility
16:18 Challenges of using templates: quality & maintainability
22:52 Challenges of using templates: Azure DevOps learning curve
27:12 Final thoughts

Read the full abstract here:
https://gotopia.eu/february-2021/sessions/1687/kickstarting-your-azure-pipeline-with-templates

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