DevOps requires automation and testing to ensure application security

Source – techproresearch.com DevOps is known for continuous delivery and rapid iteration – almost the exact opposite of enterprise security, which can be seen as slow-moving and overly cautious. As more companies move toward DevOps as a means of delivering and maintaining applications, security becomes critical to plug gaps and prevent data breaches–especially in the continuous delivery pipeline, which can introduce more holes for hackers to wriggle into. Experts advise carefully designing the delivery pipeline and testing everything as thoroughly as

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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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Testing ansible in docker container – how to set networks?

Source – docker.com I write this post to Docker for Mac not General, since I think this problem is quite related with OSX network settings. If not, tell me so I can move this to other section. This post is quite relevant with Ansible I am trying to build test environments for ansible with following conditions. Using centos docker container for ansible Using centos docker containers for targets All of 3 containers run successfully, but when I try to deploy to

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Top 10 Benefits of using Docker

Source – apiumhub.com Today, there is a buzz all around about containerization and Docker. What exactly the Docker is and how it is related to containerization? What are the top benefits of using docker ? Why it became so popular ? And what are the statistics and successful case studies related to Docker ? In this article I will answer all these questions. What is docker & how is it related to containerization Running applications in containers instead of virtual machines is

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4 Ways to Improve Your Continuous Delivery

Source:- testlio.com Apps used to be so large that they came on CDs. Today, software updates are small enough to download in the background of our smartphones. As our expectations for technology have increased, engineers have kept pace by continuously delivering smaller enhancements and feature upgrades to the end user. In a recent Atlassian survey, 80% of respondents used agile processes to build products faster and 65% of respondents relied on continuous delivery shorten their release cycles. Continuous delivery requires teams

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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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Behavior-Driven Development

Source:- digility.com Another great knowledge share from the Digilty/Mastek team. The latest webinar focused on Behavior Driven Development in automated testing using the Cucumber framework. Here are the top five takeaways from the session, led by Tripti Mittal: What is BDD BDD (Behavior-Driven Development) is a fusion and improved enhancements of practices stemming from TDD (Test Driven Development) and ATDD (Acceptance Test Driven Development). Unlike TDD where testing & development are conducted in isolation, BDD is a collaborative exercise that

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Has DevOps changed the role of a tester?

Source:- hackernoon.com DevOps, should be the replacement of process, in the form of out-of-date Wiki pages, the one person in the team that knows how to configure the servers correctly, or that person you always go to in order to fix the database issues, with automation. Everything-as-code. Infrastructure-as-code, Networking-as-code and database-upgrades as code. But in this world of everything-as-code, whose responsibility is it to test it? Does the role of the tester still have to be limited to the core

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Using 3 Tiers of Continuous Integration

Source:- rhonabwy.com Tier your tests Not all tests are equal, and you don’t want to treat them as such. I have found 3 tiers to be extremely effective, assuming you’re working on a system that can have some deep complexity to review. The first tier: “smoke test”. Lots of projects have this concept and it is a good one to optimize for. This is where the 10 minute rule that SemaphoreCI is promoting is a fine rule of thumb. You

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Control Costs: Use Cloud Test Environments

Source:- sys-con.com There is no more effective way to reduce your overall test environment spend than to migrate to cloud test environments and embrace testing and infrastructure automation. The nature of test environments is inherently temporary—you set up an environment, run through an automated test suite, and then tear down the environment. If you can reduce the cycle time for this process down to hours or minutes, then you may be able to cut your test environment budgets considerably. This

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