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Source:- hackernoon.com DevOps, should be the replacement of process, in the form of out-of-date Wiki pages, the one person in the team that knows how to configure the servers correctly, or that person you always go to in order to fix the database issues,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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All Test Case Management Tools Are Not Created Equal

Source:- ulitzer.com If you’ve used test case management tools before, you’ll understand that there are a range of products on the market. There are old standards that have been around since before the dawn of the World Wide Web, and there are relative market newcomers that offer different levels of sophistication. Here are the factors that make the difference between test case management tools that help and those that hinder. Test Case Management Tools Should Cooperate with Issue Management Tools

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Continuous deployment for your tests

Source:- microfocus.com Why would you want to continuously deploy your tests? Release fast and release often. This core principle of modern software development provides numerous advantages, for example earlier customer feedback, faster response cycles, and overall higher customer satisfaction. When trying to increase your release frequency, you will be faced with many testing issues, including the following: Changing tests might lead to unexpected failures (false-positives) or unwanted passes (false-negatives). The probability of introducing breaking changes to your automated test set

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Automated Test Environments for DevOps

Source:- capgemini.com 1 Test Environments Management: Key Challenges A testing environment is a setup of software and hardware in which the testing team tests a new software build. A test environment consists of pre-production or staging environments, and is generally a downgraded version of a production environment to help uncover pre-production defects. Building and maintaining a test environment is important. Often, dedicated test environments are maintained at various stages like developer test, dedicated test, integration test, and pre-production or business

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SQL Server Database Continuous Integration (CI) Best Practices And How To Implement Them – Testing, Processing And Automation

Source:- glassgraden.com Test databases should be processed with unit tests In many shops code is unit tested at the point of commit. For databases, I prefer running all unit tests at once and in sequence against a QA database, vs development, as part of a Test step, in my continuous integration workflow pipeline. Yes, issues would be caught later than at check-in, but continuous integration largely solves this with frequent iterations, including at a commit itself. So the difference between

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