Agile embedded development teams based on DevOps can use tools and methods to automate the software delivery, testing, and deployment process as much as possible, effectively shortening the software release cycle.
One of the biggest challenges in implementing DevOps in the embedded space is that the development and testing of embedded software relies heavily on hardware. Different from traditional Internet products or PC application software, embedded software is limited by its special characteristics for specific embedded systems, and often needs to connect to the target hardware to complete debugging and testing work. Therefore, the practice of DevOps is fraught with difficulties, mainly due to the constraints:
One-stop Solution: SkyEye + CI tool
Simulation is an effective method to solve these challenges. Virtual hardware based on SkyEye and DevOps workflows are tightly coupled, which can be applied to the whole life cycle of embedded software development.
SkyEye can collaborate with CI tools (such as ZenTao, Jenkins, GitHub, GitLab, etc.) to create a full-link one-stop platform for embedded DevOps solutions. The continuous integration pipeline includes functions related to the whole life cycle of products, such as management, planning, verification, packaging, safety testing, release, configuration, monitoring, etc. After the code is submitted to the warehouse, the pipeline will be triggered to run, and the continuous integration server will automatically pull the code for static analysis, compile and load it into the SkyEye simulation environment for testing. Engineers can quickly obtain the test report. Greatly improve the efficiency of embedded software development, implementation of DevOps practice.