How to align test automation with agile and devops

Source – infoworld.com One key devops best practice is instrumenting a continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipeline that automates the process of building software, packaging applications, deploying them to target environments, and instrumenting service calls to enable the application. This automation requires scripting individual procedures and orchestrating the steps from code check-in to running application. Once matured, devops teams use the automation to drive process change and strive to do smaller, more frequent deployments that deliver new functionality to users and improve quality. But there’s a significant assumption

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Why DevOps development depends on continuous testing

Source – techtarget.com To reap the full benefits of DevOps — quicker releases of high-quality software — successful organizations know they must introduce continuous testing throughout their software delivery process. The test phase cannot exist as an independent step at the end of a development cycle. Continuous integration and continuous delivery often spur this realization — these practices serve as the foundation for a successful DevOps approach. What IT leaders and their teams often don’t realize, however, is that the key to the proper

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Continuous Testing in the DevOps Universe

Source – itbusinessedge.com One of the main challenges with DevOps is that the term itself does not adequately describe the functional integration taking place in the enterprise. If it was just a matter of combining development and operations, things would be a lot simpler. But the fact is that a number of processes need to gain equal footing in the DevOps pipeline in order to produce a truly agile IT environment. One of these functions is testing. Like other aspects of

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Attaining Continuous Testing in DevOps through a Templated Approach

Source – devops.com The continuous demand market for flawless applications is being addressed through advanced software development techniques along with continuous delivery. As such, many organizations adopted the shift-left approach and agile best practices—which suggests the motto, “test early, test often,”—through which they get to imbibe QA practices and testing early in the software development pipeline. That also includes continuous testing for many organizations. Continuous Testing in DevOps Continuous testing today is the most preferred practice by leading software companies. Continuous

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Why new feature testing should be at the heart of DevOps

Source – techtarget.com The idea of continuous testing generally entails an always-on, massive build server that does more than just build. It should create a test environment and run end-to-end comparison checks against the system to simulate user behavior. Continuous testing is supposed to check all these things, but when it comes to software, that is naive at best. Complete testing is impossible. If you think about it, mass inspection masks a problem. When you commit to mass inspection, you’re giving up on good software

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How to make CI, CT and CD work together and avoid the drama of a DevOps love triangle

Source – itproportal.com It’s no secret that organisations across the world are working hard to seize the competitive advantage that comes from digital disruption. The savviest firms are now knee deep in Agile and Digital Transformation strategies, which focus firmly on offering services at hyper velocity and availability on any device – whilst maintaining high quality. Agile processes are crucial to success in this high speed digital world. And to support this must be a strong DevOps team that has responsibility

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Four challenges teams must crack in a DevOps lifecycle

Source – techtarget.com Today’s world revolves around digital technologies. Whether we’re phoning a friend, scrolling through Instagram or checking our bank account, various technologies are central to our daily lives. But what if all our apps suddenly stopped working? Easy access to things that affect daily life, like checking accounts or health monitoring systems, would be much more difficult. That’s why — in 2018 — it is imperative that developers deliver continuous quality throughout the entire software development lifecycle (SDLC). This

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Adoption of continuous testing in DevOps and Agile cultures

Source – techtarget.com It takes an all-encompassing cultural shift to realize continuous testing in DevOps and Agile teams. All team members must understand and embrace responsibility for quality, but testers — the champions of quality — should lead this transformation. Rely not on technical skills to encourage continuous testing in DevOps teams, but rather on leadership skills, specifically communication, collaboration and creativity. DevOps and Agile call for communication up, down and across the company. Testers collaborate with multiple, diverse groups to achieve

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DevOps success: Why continuous is a key word

Source – enterprisersproject.com “Customers are dropping off our website. Do we need to work on our load times?” “Users can’t open the camera function on our mobile app. How can we fix it?”  “Twitter and Snapchat are down. How can we make sure our web and mobile applications don’t experience the same technical glitches?” Do any of these sound familiar to your organization’s developers? Today’s consumers want bigger and better technologies, tools and features, and they want them now. For most

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Automated testing is crucial to support DevOps

Source – computing.co.uk “Everyone in this room has tested something,” said Ben Riley, DevOps specialist at CA Technologies, at the opening of a talk on continuous testing at Computing‘s annual DevOps Summit today. He was joined on-stage by Richard Jordan, practice manager at Nationwide Building Society. Testing as a concept and practice hasn’t changed in 30 years, said Riley. It begins with defining an idea and writing requirements; then there are many, many steps for testers to rationalise it into something that

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