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T12 DevOps: Where in the World Is Test?
Erik Stensland, Pearson Learning Technology
Thu, 05/08/2014 - 11:15am

As the world of software development changes, software testing organizations are challenged to be more innovative to match the speed at which software releases are being deployed. The new software industry buzzword is DevOps; so you might wonder if your software testing organization is still important and how it fits in to this new industry trend. Erik Stensland shares his research into what the DevOps model is, the three ways of implementing DevOps, testing solutions for DevOps, and the benefits of DevOps.

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T17 Continuous Test Automation
Jared Richardson, Agile Artisans
Thu, 05/08/2014 - 1:30pm

Today’s test organizations often have sizable investments in test automation. Unfortunately, running and maintaining these test suites represents another sizable investment. All too often this hard work is abandoned and teams revert to a more costly, but familiar, manual approach. Jared Richardson says a more practical solution is to integrate test automation suites with continuous integration (CI). A CI system monitors your source code and compiles the system after every change. Once the build is complete, test suites are automatically run.

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T21 Using DevOps to Improve Software Quality in the Cloud
Glenn Buckholz, Coveros
Thu, 05/08/2014 - 3:00pm

DevOps is gaining popularity as a way to quickly and successfully deploy new software. With all the emphasis on deployment, software quality can sometimes be overlooked. In order to understand how DevOps and software testing mesh, Glenn Buckholz demonstrates a fully implemented continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) stack. After describing the internals of how CI/CD works, Glenn identifies the touch points in the stack that are important for testing organizations.

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T23 Ensuring Security through Continuous Testing
Jeremy Faircloth, UnitedHealth Group
Thu, 05/08/2014 - 3:00pm

Many companies develop strong software development practices that include ongoing testing throughout the development lifecycle but fail to account for the testing of security-related use cases. This leads to security controls being tacked on to an application just before it goes to production. With security controls implemented in this manner, more security vulnerabilities will be found with less time to correct them.

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