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Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Where Is Test in DevOps?

As organizations try to meet faster delivery schedules and improve collaboration between development and operations, DevOps has become a hot topic. So, where does testing fit into a DevOps strategy? By narrowly focusing on just Dev and Ops, the term DevOps itself ends up missing testing. Nikhil Kaul gives an overview of recent trends in DevOps, specifically changes that have taken place in the testing industry in the past year. Nikhil explores why testing is becoming more important than ever before. With Apple, Google, and Microsoft making it easier for Dev and Ops to build and deploy cross-platform apps, there is more to test—and less time in which to test. Testing can become a bottleneck to the entire DevOps process, especially when automated UI-based test suites start failing due to a layout or a backend change. Nikhil explores how testing can facilitate the transformation to DevOps, ways to build a scalable testing framework, and important reusability practices that can be applied—from development and test to operations—to reduce post-deployment debugging time.

SmartBear Software

Nikhil Kaul is product manager, testing products at SmartBear Software, the leader in software quality tools for the connected world. Nikhil was previously at Digité, an application lifecycle management solutions provider, where he gained insight into the software development and testing market. Nikhil is very involved in discussions taking place in development and testing communities. His most recent thoughts can be found in Forbes and In his free time, Nikhil enjoys running, hiking, and reading. Follow him on Twitter @kaulnikhil.