A Practical Guide to Testing in DevOps


DevOps encourages the development and operations team to work together. This broadens the network of people who collaborate to deliver a product, which creates opportunities for the boundaries of testing to expand and nature of testing to evolve.
Testing pushes right, towards production, once the development team understands the skills, practices, and tools available in operations. Examples include on-demand infrastructure that enables testing in a production-like environment, feedback from A/B test experiments provided by customer metrics, or beta testing groups that offer rapid customer feedback.
DevOps increases the pace of delivery, which can challenge the strategy for testing new functionality. How can the development team investigate new functionality without unduly impeding release? The test approach adapts to include smart use of tools in test automation, monitoring and alerting, and rapid automated deploy and rollback.

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In this session, Katrina and Jason will share a few thoughts from her book, A Practical Guide to Testing in DevOps. She’ll introduce DevOps, share some common DevOps practices for testing during development, in production, and against infrastructure, then explain how and why DevOps might alter test strategy.


Katrina Clokie | Test Practice Manager at BNZ

Katrina Clokie leads a team of around 100 testers as a Test Practice Manager in Wellington, New Zealand. Katrina is an active contributor to the international testing community as the founder and editor of Testing Trapeze magazine, a co-founder of the WeTest New Zealand testing community, a mentor with Speak Easy, an international conference speaker, frequent blogger and tweeter.

Jason Wides | Head of DevOps & Continuous Testing Expert at SeaLights

Jason has over 20 years experience in both software development and system management. He is currently Devops & Customer Success Manager at SeaLights. SeaLights is the first cloud-based code and test quality management platform.

Thu, Dec 07, 2017 1:00 PM EST | 6:00 PM GMT

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