The State of CD Report findings are based on data from the previous six Developer Nation surveys, which reached more than 125,000 respondents worldwide over two and half years. The report is an important resource for organizations to understand how the performance of organizations across different industries is impacted by applying CD practices and using modern technologies while highlighting some of the emerging trends to keep an eye on and pitfalls to avoid.
As 2022 kicks off, it’s becoming apparent that the major DevOps challenge organizations will face is mastering best practices that enable continuous delivery.
Over the past year, software development has seen an increase in the adoption of Lean software delivery practices. According to the “2021 State of Continuous Delivery Report” conducted by the Continuous Delivery Foundation, 74% of developers are currently utilizing some kind of DevOps practice. However, the software development community as a whole remains in the early phases of adopting DevOps and fully automating the delivery process.
Tracy Miranda, executive director of the Continuous Delivery Foundation said, “Our State of CD report focuses on developers, and the data certainly shows that DevOps is widespread in organizations of all sizes. However, despite a common perception that industry is accelerating software delivery adoption, for teams, the data shows no signs that velocity is increasing. Better onboarding materials, less complex systems and more will be needed to improve software delivery in 2022.”
More often than not, developers today are also engaged in DevOps processes, according to the 2021 State of Continuous Delivery Report.
The 33-page report was sponsored by the CD Foundation, which was founded in 2019 and itself is part of the Linux Foundation.
In the era before DevOps became common, developers focused on code development while deployment and production usage was entirely an operational exercise. However, in 2021 only 26% of developers don’t participate in DevOps activity, the report found.
“The results show that the majority of developers are involved in DevOps-related activities, which speaks to the broad adoption,” Tracy Miranda, executive director of the CD Foundation, told ITPro Today. “Also, the report showed DevOps is widespread in organizations of all sizes, with at least 80% of professional developers who work for companies of two or more employees being involved in the space.”
Continuous delivery is stepping out from the shadow of its partner, continuous integration.
The new methods prescribed for developing modern, cloud-native applications are as complex as the systems replacing earlier development tooling and methodologies.
In terms of achieving that goal, most organizations still have a long way to go.
The Continuous Delivery Foundation (CDF) recently released its 2021 State of Continuous Delivery Report, a study that helps establish baseline continuous delivery metrics.
Only 1 in 10 developers deploy software on demand, multiple times per day, according to the Cloud Delivery Foundation’s 2021 State of Continuous Delivery report.