Full agile development workflow in one complete package
September 13, 2020

Full agile development workflow in one complete package

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Azure DevOps Services

We use Azure DevOps/VSTS for the entire agile approach to software development at the organization I work for. We use Azure Boards for managing work in sprints, providing us with live features for planning & retrospectives. We use the Azure Repos feature for Git version control of our code and for PR processes, and pipelines & releases for building, linting, and testing code & deploying code to multiple environments via a continuous integration approach. We use Azure Artifacts to host our NuGet packages to be used by multiple projects for code reusability.
  • Git repositories feature is fully featured with a friendly web interface.
  • Azure pipelines & releases are very flexible for CI/CD practices.
  • Azure Boards allows linking work items to code and for a closer relationship between code & the sprint rather than using a secondary piece of software like JIRA/Trello.
  • User interface looks nice but it can often be quite hard to find things that you need.
  • Many features are now being ported over to GitHub, in a more fleshed-out way (e.g. GitHub Actions), after the Microsoft acquisition.
  • Documentation can be limited.
Azure DevOps provides a full workflow from planning through to development through to production. After the acquisition of GitHub by Microsoft, GitHub is becoming more fully-featured with the features being ported becoming more polished in the transition. Both are great services, but it might be worth comparing and considering the option of GitHub.

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Primarily best for Microsoft dev houses (C#/.NET, TypeScript/JavaScript). Provides all the features you'd expect for an agile development workflow all in one package.

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Is relatively straight forward, but has some strange UX decisions in places and can be quite awkward to find certain pieces of functionality. For more advanced features like Pipelines, documentation can be sparse and hard to find.