Agile testers need to constantly rethink their processes and tooling in order to move toward faster and more reliable software delivery. The key there is to embrace the continuity. Continuous delivery is necessary for agile development, and that cannot happen without having continuity in testing practices, too.
In my article published on TestRail blog, I discuss the various aspects of Continuous Testing in DevOps-
Continuous testing can be defined as a methodology focused on continuous quality and improvement. It can use a number of practices and tools to help do that.
Continuous testing encompasses the verification and validation of each piece of the software under development to ensure:
- Code quality — Are developers creating code of good quality?
- Application correctness — Are developers creating the correct features?
- Place in the pipeline — Can the application code flow through the pipeline and across environments and specified tests successfully and easily?
- A good customer experience — Are users seeing value in the delivered application?
Continuous testing is the way toward continuous delivery. Teams that struggle with continuously delivering on time or with high quality often find the solution to their problems by setting up good continuous testing practices.
Read the full article for some tips to improve your continuous testing framework and help your DevOps succeed, like-
- Ensure test automation is the best fit
- Leverage automation benefits in all aspects
- Select the right tools
- The Typical Pipeline & what it requires
Agile teams must strive for continuous improvement of their continuous testing strategy. If they’re successful, they can reduce their release times from months or years to weeks or days (or even hours!). By adopting the correct practices and embracing the spirit of continuous learning and improvement, we can help our testers to become champions of agile.
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