STARWEST 2017 Concurrent Session : Traditional Testing: The Silent Killer of DevOps

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

Traditional Testing: The Silent Killer of DevOps

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Many organizations today are adopting DevOps to accelerate software delivery. However, once they have invested significant time and money optimizing most parts of the software delivery process, testing often holds them back from achieving the desired results. Why? Because software testing is still dominated by yesterday’s tools and processes—which don’t meet the needs of today’s accelerated development processes. How can you ensure that you and your team help the organization achieve its objectives? Wayne Ariola says that the key is continuous testing—and Wayne doesn’t just mean test automation. He means the process of executing automated tests as part of the software delivery pipeline in order to obtain feedback as rapidly as possible on the business risks associated with a software release candidate. Join Wayne to learn what continuous testing requires from the tester and discover the steps you must take to ensure that you’re prepared for this transformation. Explore how the role of testing can and should shift from the reactive role of validating requirements to a more proactive “quality engineering” role that involves protecting and optimizing the business.

Wayne Ariola

Known for his efforts to promote continuous testing, Wayne Ariola has contributed to the design of many innovative technologies and received several patents for his inventions. A recognized leader on topics such as service virtualization, SOA and API quality, software quality governance, and application security, Wayne is a frequent contributor to industry publications and author of Continuous Testing for IT Leaders. He has been a contributor to software testing for fifteen years and in the software industry for more than twenty.