Understanding the landscape of testing in DevOps
DevOps emerged in order to help software teams bring value to customers faster; QA no doubt has a huge role in the customer experience. But as DevOps delivery practices are being adopted across the industry, more often than not, they’re built without quality assurance as a core capability. Teams have no choice but to build a testing strategy as they go, rather than designing the culture, processes, and tools upfront.
Not having a solid QA foundation is like not seeing the forest for the trees. Leaving QA testing as an afterthought in an DevOps or CI/CD environment results in measurable inefficiencies across the entire development team, and oftentimes negatively impacts the user experience.
The first step to solving any problem? Understanding it. To understand the inefficiencies of QA in DevOps, we’ve mapped out the current landscape of testing in DevOps to unveil what development and testing processes result in world class software, such as:
• CI/CD and cloud adoption
• Integrating QA into development Automation and manual processes
• Team culture that work for employees and for your customers
With a better understanding of the challenges and roadblocks to making quality a first-class citizen in our development practices, our mission is to put testing into the center of DevOps - what we call DevTestOps.