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Person pulling back a curtain Demystifying DevOps: A Day in the Life of a DevOps Tester

The idea of working as a test specialist on a team using DevOps can be intimidating. There are at least two technology stacks, containerization and continuous integration, that you need to be familiar with. But few people need to be able to start from scratch. Here's what a normal day of testing in DevOps looks like.

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Justin Rohrman
Various bugs Why Software Testing Is Key to DevOps

One of the major reasons organizations adopt DevOps practices is to accelerate delivery of software to production. However, many fail to include quality components in their practices. Continuous deployment without quality is just delivering continuous bugs. Here's why software testing is an essential part of DevOps.

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Alan Crouch
Magnifying glass on automation Application Release Automation: Why the QA Pro Should Care

The speed of testing depends on a consistent software release process that can provide critical information when reporting issues. QA pros will benefit from a new set of DevOps tooling called application release automation, which drives continuous release deployment and provides visibility about what was deployed.

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Tracy Ragan
continuous arrows Continuous Testing, Continuous Variation

With the arrival of continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD), the notion of continuous testing is taking center stage. Knowing that comprehensive tests are running smoothly can be of benefit for the CI/CD pipeline. Using the repetitive character of CI/CD for testing can be a way to address issues.

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Hans Buwalda
Cover of the first 2018 issue of Better Software magazine What's in the Winter 2018 Issue of Better Software Magazine

As Better Software magazine continues to publish articles that propel our industry forward with great tips and techniques, TechWell sees the future focused on continuous processes. Three of this issue's feature articles will help you improve how enterprise software is planned, developed, validated, and released.

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Ken Whitaker
Agile and DevOps Venn diagram The Relationship between Agile and DevOps

Many are touting DevOps as something new and different—just like agile before it. DevOps fixes an age-old conflict between software development and operational teams, but it’s not new. In fact, the DevOps philosophy is ingrained within the Agile Manifesto. So why is DevOps viewed as something different from agile?

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Jeffery Payne
devops testing Why DevTestOps Might Be the Next Big Buzzword

The hope with any new concept is that it produces better results while removing certain tedious steps that might cause frustration along the way. While DevOps does change the way you test, you cannot forget that testing is still a major layer to your success.

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Josiah Renaudin
devops DevOps Isn’t a Fad, So You Need to Invest Now

It’s easy to get wrapped up in the promise of ten-times greater production, shorter development times, smarter testing, and everything surrounding the fresh idea of the day, but when it comes to DevOps, there’s no longer a need for trepidation. DevOps is here to stay.

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Josiah Renaudin