Step-By-Step: How DataArt Processes Application Backlogs, Converting Legacy Apps with DevOps

By David Geer

DevOps spoke with Anton Krasikov, a Project Manager at DataArt, about the company’s use of DevOps to deliver high quality software in support of operations performance and the challenges to adding backlogged applications to those developed with DevOps.

“DataArt designs and custom builds software for industries such as travel & hospitality, media, IoT, financial services, and healthcare. “We build new products and services, improving existing solutions, re-engineering legacy systems, and providing expertise in technological and industrial domains,” says Anton Krasikov, Project Manager, DataArt.
DataArt’s DevOps process enlists version control systems like Git and build systems such as Ant, Maven, and Gradle. “Almost every project relies on using these build systems inside CI servers like Jenkins, TeamCity, or TFS,” says Krasikov.
DataArt’s development process also requires a lot of unit and integration testing using frameworks like TestNG and Junit. “There are also projects where we prefer TDD or BDD approaches, with the use of specific frameworks such as Selenium for UI testing,” says Krasikov. By using Puppet, Vagrant, and Chef, DataArt can swiftly deploy the development environment in the CD pipeline. DataArt applies these select DevOps development tools using methodologies, which could include Kanban or Scrum (Scrum was most frequently mentioned by DataArt for this story).”

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