The use of open source software in DevOps has become strategic for organizations of all sizes

Source:-helpnetsecurity.comA higher percentage of top performing teams in enterprise organizations are using open source software, according to a survey conducted by DevOps Research and Assessment (DORA) and Google Cloud. Additionally, the proportion of Elite performers (highest performing teams) nearly tripled from last year, showing that DevOps capabilities are driving performance. These findings reflect organizations’ increased willingness to embrace investments in technology to deliver value and the use of open source – even in highly regulated, traditionally cautious industries such as financial services. Openness

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With great speed comes great responsibility: software testing now a continuous race

Source- zdnet.com Continuous integration and continuous delivery is giving us software updates every day in many cases. A recent survey of 500 IT executives finds 58% of enterprises deploy a new build daily, and 26% at least hourly. That’s why Agile and DevOps are so important. With great speed comes great responsibility. A constant stream of software needs constant quality assurance. To make sure things are functioning as they should, organizations are turning to continuous testing. That’s the takeaway from the survey,

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How Can DevOps Enable Your Software Testing efforts?

Source – devops.com Digital transformation is not an easy task for business enterprises. There are myriad issues to conquer, such as department silos, legacy systems and a well-entrenched work culture that often refuses to align with the business goals. Needless to say, the imperatives of reaching out to the market quickly and with quality products often are not achieved because of these issues. To eliminate the bottlenecks that end up blighting business enterprises, a growing number of organizations are adopting DevOps,

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Applying DevOps and agile to embedded testing

Source – devopsonline.co.uk When people talk about testing, it generally applies to all types of software testing. However, if you look at a bit more in detail, there are some areas of testing that claim their own space and embedded testing is one of them. It is an area that deserves to be treated as a specific case due to the particularities of the requirements and of the skills needed. With the evolution of the development and testing practices towards agile

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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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Application Testing is Making a Comeback for Agile DevOps Teams

Source – business2community.com “Badges? We don’t need no stinking badges.” In the classic film, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, this line was spoken by a group of bandits who clearly didn’t need law and order on their side. Today, one could easily picture a different type of bandit that has been disrupting application development and coding, uttering something very similar. “Testing? We don’t need no stinking testing.” Yep, for a few years now, it has seemed like agile developers and

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Why domain experts are vital for DevOps test automation

Source – techtarget.com At a recent DevOps test automation conference, a participant in a panel discussion suddenly interrupted himself and looked out at the audience. “How many of your companies have a shadow IT?” A few hands tentatively went up, and he explained further: “How many of you have people outside of IT, in the functional groups, manufacturing, marketing, accounting, who are constantly doing unexpected things with your applications? Are they using them for different purposes, entering nontraditional data, even writing their

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Is quality assurance holding back your agile development efforts?

Source – itworldcanada.com Does the software testing process hamper your ability to introduce new applications quickly enough to meet market demand? For an overwhelming number of companies, the answer is yes. Quality assurance experts insist it’s a problem that has to be solved if they are to see the results of digital transformation. All of the work that companies are doing in agile and rapid development can be undone by traditional software testing methods. The need for more rapid development is

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A new DevOps survey underscores demand for automation

Source – searchsoftwarequality.techtarget.com Software testing toolmaker LogiGear Corp. just released a new DevOps survey, and based on the results, it is clear there is lingering confusion about the development methodology. One DevOps survey participant summed it up: “Agile and Scrum were concrete processes that led to tangible and positive results in the workplace. On the other hand, I have yet to understand the term DevOps, except as a meaningless buzzword that has had zero effect to our work processes.” According to

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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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