STARWEST 2021 Industry Presentation : DevOps Approach to Ensure Quality in Microservices

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Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 2:45pm to 3:45pm

DevOps Approach to Ensure Quality in Microservices

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You’ve shifted to microservice architecture, but now you have hidden dependencies which are maintained by teams that don't talk to each other. You’re stuck with the inability to figure out which versions work together, driving the need to test your old system in pieces and as a whole. What do you do? 

Join DevOps Architect Rich Mills as he shares experiences introducing DevOps with a high degree of automation to build, deploy, and amplify the level of testing. Learn how the CI/CD pipeline can be used to foster communication between well-structured teams and how to ensure that each independent service can be tested in isolation and with its upstream and downstream neighbors. 

In this session you'll learn to:

  • Avoid common release management and integration problems caused by microservices 
  • Define DevOps pipeline steps to independently deliver changes to a federated system
  • Design the right tests at the right stages for your pipeline
Rich Mills

Richard Mills


Richard Mills has more than 25 years of experience in software engineering with a concentration on pragmatic software process and tools. Rich has a specific focus in Agile development methods and is passionate about DevOps, Continuous Integration, and Continuous Delivery. As the Solution Architect for DevOps at Coveros, Rich is dedicated to helping customers build software better, faster, and more securely by coaching and mentoring in Agile development methodologies, automating software delivery (builds, tests, and deployments) and integrating strong security measures into development practices. He has spent his career working in the areas of static and dynamic software analysis tools, configuration management, and automated software delivery. Rich currently works as a Sr. DevOps Architect with Coveros and has been with the company since 2010, spending most of his time engaged with customers. He is an alumnus of Bucknell University where he earned a BSEG in Computer Engineering.