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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Continuous Testing: Solving the Biggest DevOps Bottleneck

Source – devops.com Earlier this year, Computing Magazine conducted a fascinating study around the adoption and benefits of DevOps in its DevOps Review 2017 publication. The findings that stood out most fascinating to me where around quality assurance and testing. In this survey, the question was asked, “Where are the main holdups in the software production process?” Of all the self-proclaimed DevOps practitioners, a whopping 63 percent said the biggest delays occurring in the QA/Test phase. In fact, this cited bottleneck

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Crafting an Effective DevOps Strategy

Source – virtual-strategy.com Uptake of DevOps tools and practices in the context of faster software releases, cloud adoption and improving innovation velocity has been on a tear away pace over the last couple of years. However, it is still early days for maturity and standardization of DevOps processes in the enterprise, with several barriers – both human and technological – to be overcome. IT leaders are constantly challenged to adopt standardized DevOps practices that deliver faster software releases with higher

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The Critical Difference: Continuous Quality versus Continuous Testing

Source – cio.com The rapid adoption of the Agile method and the software development and operations (DevOps) approach isn’t surprising. As anyone in our industry knows, the pressure to conduct system testing and quality with both speed and accuracy is a daily struggle. Employing Agile methodologies allows us to better address business and customer needs, while breaking through the challenges and limitations of traditional waterfall development. As an extension of Agile, DevOps has emerged as a solution to a fundamental necessity,

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Continuous Testing for Agile and DevOps: 5 Key Takeaways from Gartner

Source – tricentis.com As software becomes the key to creating a competitive advantage across all markets, enterprises no longer enjoy the luxury of selecting either ‘speed’ or ‘quality’ when delivering software. Both are critical. Now that agile practices have matured and DevOps initiatives have entered the corporate agenda, Continuous Integration (CI), Continuous Testing (CT) and Continuous Delivery (CD) have emerged as key catalysts for enabling quality at speed. Of the three, Continuous Testing is by far the most challenging. While Continuous

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Change is the Focus: QA in the DevOps Era

Source:- capgemini.com There is a popular business adage that states, “Fast, Good, Cheap: pick any two”. But what if you want it all?  I definitely want to ensure good quality, in little time and at the lowest cost. Therein lies the challenge. Throughout the product development lifecycle, we face bottlenecks that often prevent us from having it all. Today, Agile and DevOps introduce timeboxed development and continuous integration, which means shorter development cycles and more frequent releases. This results in

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