Holistic Testing in DevOps
As teams transition to agile or DevOps development principles and practices, many struggle to figure out how testing could “keep up” with increasingly frequent production deployments. First every quarter or month, then every iteration, perhaps even weekly. Now many teams are moving towards continuous delivery, deploying to production multiple times a week or even multiple times a day. How can they possibly keep up with testing activities so that they have confidence to release changes so often?
A collaborative DevOps approach to building infrastructure for continuous delivery and the ability to monitor and observe production use helps. However, many people aren’t even familiar with much of the terminology. And many don’t realize that testing is at the core of DevOps and continuous delivery or continuous deployment.
In this talk, Janet Gregory will help you understand the testing activities that are involved in, and how testers can contribute to the successful practice of continuous delivery and continuous deployment. She shares some techniques that can help teams embrace a DevOps culture, and learn how testers can help build bridges between “Dev”, “Ops” and the business stakeholders. You’ll learn that there IS a “test” in DevOps.
DevOps is more than a set of new tools! Many companies learn the tools easily enough, but remain stuck on an organizational level. Novatec provides consulting and training for organizations that plan to adopt DevOps (or are struggling to realize its promise). This includes the state-of-the-art 3-day training course „Agile Testing for the Whole Team“, authored by Janet Gregory and Lisa Crispin of the Agile Testing Fellowship. Boost your shift-left with us!
What will you learn in the webinar?
- How is testing ubiquitous and core to the idea of DevOps?
- Steps teams can take towards confident continuous delivery
Janet specializes in showing agile teams how testing activities are necessary to develop good quality products. She works with teams that transition to agile development and teaches agile testing courses worldwide. She contributes articles to publications and enjoys sharing her experiences at conferences and user group meetings around the world. For more about Janet’s work and her blog, visit https://janetgregory.ca or https://agiletester.ca You can also follow her on twitter @janetgregoryca or LinkedIn
Together with Lisa Crispin, she has founded the Agile Testing Fellowship to grow a community of practitioners who care about quality. Check out https://agiletestingfellow.com to find out more about courses and membership.