Mega Trends in Testing: Continuous Delivery, Production Line and the Deployment Pipeline

DevOps may be the next big buzzword, but Test teams really need to focus on its little sister, Continuous Delivery If you pay attention to trends in software development—from the perspective of what some sophisticated teams are doing, what articles and books are being written, to conference topics, you may have noticed the tools being …

Free Delivery: 5 Things Amazon Prime Taught Me About Deployment Automation

Eric Minick brilliantly demonstrates how automation works in Continuous Delivery using this real-world “case study”. As a product manager at IBM working on our UrbanCode products, I think a lot about Continuous Delivery, how to do it and what it does for teams. Continuous Delivery techniques enable teams to deliver software faster and with less …

Book Review: Continuous Delivery by Jez Humble and David Farely

  By Jez Humble and David Farley Continuous Delivery from Jez Humble and David Farley is an important contribution to the field of software development. It takes continuous integration to the logical conclusion and covers how to set up a continuous integration system, delving into everything from check-in to delivery to production. It doesn’t state …

TestArchitect Corner: Dockerize with TestArchitect

Testing Your Webservices Hosted in a Docker Container is as Easy as Flipping a Switch Docker is a virtualization platform enabling you to create containers – mini virtual machines— which have their own predefined environment, including file system, libraries and settings. Best of all, these light-weight images eat up only a few megabytes of your …

Continuous Testing, Part 2: Strategy and Automation Goals for Test Teams

Now that Dev Teams have had a little time to settle into the Agile, the new wave of process optimization has arrived. DevOps. DevOps has been described as Agile on Steroids. DevOps has also been described as Agile for Operations/IT. I like both of those descriptions as well as some others. Many organizations want Development, …