The problems around automation have become increasingly complex. And now, automation is much more integrated into the software development process…
We see CI moving onto virtual machines and DevOps running our automation all the time, on all kinds of environments. It is no longer just the test team that runs automation, and reports results, and these tests are occurring whenever a build happens. Many teams are still struggling with getting automated tests into their current sprints, or new sprints. Some teams struggle just to get more tests automated in their development cycle at all, and end up settling for adding new automation after a release, because they just do not have the time. If this is your situation fix it! It may not be an easy fix, but not fixing it has a negative impact on development.
What you need to consider before you make the jump to Continuous Testing…
How to make the jump to DevOps
To make the true leap to DevOps, you have to automate not just your testing, but other tasks that were the responsibilities of other teams. This can get burdensome if you don’t have mature Agile practices in place, and these 3 steps will help you get your automation in shape for the leap.
Once you have efficient Agile practices, good low-maintenance test automation and Continuous Integration processes in place, then Continuous Testing and DevOps is the next step in achieving hyper efficiency. By shifting your testing left, you will uncover bugs earlier, saving both time and funds for your company.
LogiGear Corporation provides global solutions for software testing, and offers public and corporate software-testing training programs worldwide through LogiGear University. LogiGear is a leader in the integration of test automation, offshore resources and US project management for fast and cost-effective results. Since 1994, LogiGear has worked with hundreds of companies from the Fortune 500 to early-stage startups, creating unique solutions to exactly meet their needs. With facilities in the US and Vietnam, LogiGear helps companies double their test coverage and improve software quality while reducing testing time and cutting costs.
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