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Infinity symbol made with code Continuous Testing, Shifting Left, and Test Automation: Getting It Straight

Continuous testing can help you achieve the optimal balance between speed and risk and deliver high-quality products faster. But what exactly does continuous testing entail? Is it just shifting testing left in a DevOps environment? And where does automation fit in? Here's a breakdown of all these testing concepts.

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Wayne Ariola
Laptop with colorful code on a black screen Is Everything Code?

As modern software processes become automated, one might argue that nearly everything in software development is code. Obviously, our software applications are comprised of code, but that’s only the start of it. Our tests, delivery orchestration, and someday even our software production could be automated.

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Jeffery Payne
Long-exposure shot of cars racing along a highway DevOps Isn’t Just about Releasing Faster

When organizations start moving to DevOps, one of the first things they focus on is automation. It makes sense: Automated deployment tools are easy to explain, and implementing them usually shows value right away. But speed isn’t the only (or even the best) reason to move to DevOps and an automated release pipeline.

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Gene Gotimer
Closeup photo of laptop computer lit up at night The Value of Security Testing in QA

For many organizations, traditional testing groups are separated from the IT security group. But having traditional testers perform some security testing efforts is a great way of achieving a balanced approach to shifting left while being mindful of staffing and budgetary challenges. It also has some great advantages.

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Alan Crouch
Team talking about test estimates on sticky notes Test Estimation in the Age of Agile and DevOps

Estimating testing in the contemporary world of agile and DevOps demands some new rules. Gone are the days of using project planning software and work breakdown structures to define and estimate each category of work and the associated tasks. Here are some modern rules, prerequisites, and advice for test estimation.

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Michael Sowers
Nathen Harvey Experimenting Your Way to DevOps Success: A Slack Takeover with Nathen Harvey

Thought leaders from the software community are taking over the TechWell Hub for a day to answer questions and engage in conversations. Nathen Harvey, a cloud developer advocate at Google, hosted this Slack takeover and discussed all things DevOps: what it means, getting your team on board, and measuring your success.

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Kelly McGee
Egg timer Signs Your Organization Isn't Ready for DevOps

Organizations struggling to see tangible benefits after adopting DevOps practices often have only slapped together a few tools instead of making the required changes. Many aren’t really embracing DevOps at all. Here are three signs to help you determine if your organization isn’t quite ready yet to practice DevOps.

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Alan Crouch
Kubernetes logo Leveraging Kubernetes as a Tester

Kubernetes is a scalable, production-grade container orchestration tool with automated deployment, scaling, and management capabilities. Using it shortens the feedback loop and enhances communication. Here’s how testers can leverage Kubernetes to quickly gauge application quality and speed up the delivery of value.

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Glenn Buckholz