The ultimate goal of a DevOps approach is to deliver high-quality features to your customers at the pace they need. High performing DevOps shops point to continuous testing and test automation as key contributors to their success. However, effective testing practices have proven elusive in the DevOps journey of many organizations. They have difficulty assessing the risk of their release candidates as they move through the delivery pipeline and often resort to inefficient catch-all tests that slows their release cadence to a level that looks more like waterfall. The culprit is often the inability to incorporate stable automation into their testing practices.
In this talk, Lee will discuss how organizations can address these issues, and move towards continuous testing within their DevOps practices. Specifically, the discussion will touch on key practices and methods for implementing effective test automation in a DevOps pipeline including test suite & test scope, automation approach/methods, and test environment and data management.
Key Learning Points:
- The importance of effective test automation in DevOps
- Issues preventing the incorporation of test automation in DevOps processes
- Techniques for effectively applying automation to DevOps testing activities
Lee Barnes – Founder & CTO, Utopia Solutions
Lee Barnes has over 25 years of experience in the Software Quality Assurance and Testing field. He has successfully implemented test automation and performance testing solutions in hundreds of environments across a wide array of industries. He is a recognized thought leader in his field and speaks regularly on related topics. As Founder and CTO of Utopia Solutions, Lee is responsible for the firm’s delivery of software quality solutions which include process improvement, test automation, and performance management.