There are numerous software programs called applications running in any IT infrastructure. These applications can be a diverse range of low-level system programs, middleware or end-user programs running on different platforms from the Web to mobiles. Irrespective of this diversity, they all typically go through a similar life cycle from their inception to retirement. The most common lifecycle stages are development, deployment, testing, staging, and production. Each of these stages is typically managed by different IT roles such as application developers, QA engineers and DevOps.
WSO2 App Factory is a shared, multi-tenanted, elastic and self-service enterprise DevOps platform designed for multiple project teams to collaboratively write applications, manage their lifecycle stages and roles.
WSO2 App Factory is equipped with a complete software development life cycle (SDLC) tool chain that aims to address many aspects of the application management process such as project tracking, source code management, issue tracking, test tools, build and release management, team management and run-time application platform environments such as development, test, production. WSO2 App Factory takes over the burden of maintaining this complex set of tasks so that teams have a unified platform to easily create and administer projects, automatically build applications, provision quality assurance environments, run continuous integration tests, and continuously promote and deploy software assets across development life-cycle environments (i.e., development, test, and production). WSO2 App Factory encourages software delivery best practices, and is also heavily customizable through a simplified graphical user interface.
Figure: Lifecycle management activities facilitated by WSO2 App Factory
For teams looking to re-invent software delivery into an agile, on-demand application environment and change the business-IT dynamic, WSO2 App Factory offers a viable solution.