Max Saperstone has been working as a software and test engineer for over a decade, with a focus on test automation within the CI/CD process. He specializes in open source tools, including the Selenium tool suite, JMeter, AutoIT, Cucumber, and Chef. Max has led several test automation efforts, including developing an automated suite focusing on web-based software to operate over several applications for Kronos Federal. He also headed a project with Delta Dental, developing an automated testing structure to run Cucumber tests over multiple test interfaces and environments, while also developing a system to keep test data "ageless." He currently heads up the development of Selenified, an open source testing framework to allow for testing of multiple interfaces, custom reporting, and minimal test upkeep.
Continuous testing means testing before, during, and after each software change is made. Testers have long advocated for this, but DevOps has made it more popular by pushing for rapid feedback and shifting testing left in the lifecycle. Here are three practices your company should embrace to enable continuous testing.