devops

Three Core DevOps Values for Testers to Know

With DevOps, modern software teams of all shapes and sizes are aiming to deliver a high-quality software production early and often. Shifting testing earlier into your development lifecycle and smartly using test automation to reduce bottlenecks can create a more seamless, collaborative business.

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Josiah Renaudin
Binoculars over cityscape Keeping Your Software Testing Abilities Relevant Today, Tomorrow, and Beyond

Development and product teams have embraced agile and DevOps. What can testers do to keep up with their development peers? Here are some ideas about what testers can learn, what skills we can add, and what processes we can start doing in order to continue delivering quality today, tomorrow, and further into the future.

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Sunil Sehgal
Cranes changing building architecture Engineering Architecture Systems for a Faster Build

In the era of continuous integration and continuous deployment, big applications are creating bloated build pipelines. The problem is when code becomes so entangled that every change impacts large portions of the system, meaning there’s a lot to rebuild. If you reshape the code architecture, you can reduce build times.

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Abraham Marin-Perez
Padlock Make Your Security Testing More Agile

Security practices traditionally have followed a waterfall model, adding security testing on at the end. Organizations need to coach their security programs and testers to prioritize analysis and risk, much like we do with agile stories, to better incorporate security defects with other feature work along the way.

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Alan Crouch
people walking between walls Breaking Down Your Development and Testing Walls

Testing earlier assures better quality. But maybe most important, things like agile and DevOps—which encourage that you shift your testing left and allow for more collaboration between different parts of your team—have broken down the walls that previously separated testers for the rest of the organization.

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Josiah Renaudin
Bottleneck Finding the Bottlenecks in the Agile and DevOps Delivery Cycle

To achieve incremental software development and continuous feedback, you need to eliminate the tasks that create bottlenecks, which hinder the flow of development. A chain is no stronger than its weakest link, and identifying these “weak links” is a critical step toward achieving agility and increasing efficiency.

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Tanya Kravtsov
bottleneck street sign Before You Can Eliminate Agile and DevOps Bottlenecks, You Need to Identify Them

Agile and DevOps, which now dominate software development, lean on continuous integration, continuous testing, and continuous deployment. Because of that, anything that might break this iterative and continuous cycle could throw everything out of whack and stunt your team’s growth.

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Josiah Renaudin
software architecture How Agile, DevOps, and Continuous Integration Changed Software Architecture

For the longest time, software architecture was something you built, adapted to your team or situation, and left in place—the old “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” mentality. Now, more rapid changes aren’t just expected, they’re necessary.

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Josiah Renaudin