For collaboration of development and deployment tasks, public PaaS is an easy choice to make. Google offers a private Git repository with each App Engine project, ensuring you have a secure and centralized place to manage your source code from. On top of that, their new Identity and Access Management system allows for fine-grained control over which users have access to which functions, so development, testing, and deployment into production can all be managed by separate teams. Heroku also offers a private Git repo and basic permission features for collaborators.
For deployment management, Microsoft Azure's continuous integration features make the DevOps pipeline a breeze. Azure will integrate with a variety of source control tools including Git, Mercurial, and their own Team Foundation Server. Once integrated, continuous integration features can be enabled allowing code commits to be automatically run deployed into PaaS environments for unit testing. Stakeholders can be notified automatically as well, ensuring that the process is as smooth and hands off as possible.
These features, along with all of the various features that we've discussed through this series, make PaaS an ideal tool for worldwide distribution and collaboration. What was once an expensive and difficult process fraught with challenges is now almost an afterthought. Your team can be ready for the entire world with a few clicks of a mouse, so let's get developing!
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