DevOps can be a bear sometimes.

A decent portion of the work involves setting up continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD) pipelines, which help automate app building, testing, and deployment — essentially acting as bridges between operations and development teams.

That might sound simple enough, but connecting tools and writing integrations for countless services is an error-prone, research-intensive process that involves lots of debugging and maintenance.

The folks at Atlassian’s Bitbucket Cloud today put forth their solution to this problem: Bitbucket Pipes.

It’s a cloud-based tool that streamlines the process of automating CI/CD workflows in a “plug-and-play” fashion, and one that integrates with popular environments like Google Cloud, Microsoft, Slack, Amazon Web Services, and more.

Pipes’ launch comes two years after Bitbucket took the wraps off Pipelines, a continuous delivery feature that lets developers build, test, and deploy code without leaving Bitbucket.

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