Are you having trouble differentiating between the plethora of DevOps tools? Do you want to know the difference between DevOps tools for monitoring and DevOps tools for containerization? The solution for all of your DevOps woes is right here: the XebiaLabs Periodic Table of DevOps Tools.
XebiaLabs is a Boston-based, software company that specializes in DevOps and continuous delivery tooling. In response to the ever-growing number of DevOps tools, XebiaLabs created the Periodic Table of DevOps Tools, color-coding them into 15 categories, while adding five payment subcategories to differentiate whether they’re free, freemium, enterprise, paid, or open-source solutions. The result is a creative, informative resource that takes the surplus of DevOps tools, selects the most popular, successful tools that are being offered, and then offers guidance to readers on how to properly use these solutions.
By clicking on one of the squares in the table, a pop-up shows the following information: the tool’s logo, a brief summary of its purpose, links to their website, Wikipedia page, and Twitter accounts, and solutions that have similar functions as to the one you clicked on. Clicking on the “View Packer in Diagram” widget opens a new browsing window, which shows users XebiaLabs’ DevOps Diagram Generator:
The Diagram Generator shows where the selected solution is used for each step of software development, offering an accurate visualization as to how you can take full advantage of the solution. You can take multiple solutions and put them on the graph, seeing where the solutions differentiate from one another based on their software usage, the stage of development, and recognizing what enterprise solutions are supported by XLDeploy or XLRelease.
What makes the Table such a unique resource is that anyone can submit suggestions for tools to be added to the chart. The opportunity to constantly update the chart causes more interaction between XebiaLabs and DevOps admirers over how these tools are most useful, creating a community that revolves around how to make software deployment better. This degree of interaction and collaboration between software developers and its users is a cornerstone practice in DevOps, allowing more opportunity for growth and success through the very tools we use.
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