Depending on your software stack, setup time on these tools can be as short as a week. The earlier automation is introduced, the easier it is to implement and the more time it’ll save.
Luckily, a lot of the tooling required to set up these developer favorites is out there, waiting to be implemented for your stack. A dozen available CI providers and API driven cloud providers can make quick work of a deployment pipeline, if you’re willing to invest the time.
Robert Carpenter is a deployment engineer and cloud architect with Tumbler Lock consulting. He has 15 years of full stack experience with software startups and loves making developers more productive through automation.