Successful DevOps needs automated processes throughout the software delivery life cycle. It relies on a culture and environment where building, testing and releasing software can happen rapidly, frequently and reliably.
Unless you’ve been hibernating for the past couple of years then you’ll be fully aware that Digital Transformation is at the top of every IT Directors list of things to do. Companies today are facing a couple of big challenges, staying ahead and on top of new technologies and at the same time providing outstanding customer experience. To be clear, Digital Transformation is the process of using new or modified business processes and customer experiences to meet changing business and market requirements by use of new and advanced technology.
Even today, in the modern world of DevOps, I see this all too often in automated test code for regression tests:
Where is the Value?
As we know, we cannot test everything. This is especially true for End to End testing. This activity is often carried out at the end of the Implementation phase after System testing has completed. There will be many paths through the software and to test them all will be a large task. So only critical paths are tested through the system that provides an acceptable level of test coverage. Add automation into the mix, and this can become extremely challenging at the end of the delivery cycle. Teams often accept that the effort required for automating the End to End tests is too much of a risk to a timely delivery. Often, it is cut down to small manual End to End tests as an afterthought that adds little value to the overall quality or post-release teams. Ironically, this is where it adds the most value!
We all know about the benefits of Staff Company Days, they are a great medium for passing on new company information and sharing thoughts on latest trends in the world of business. It also allows the whole team to come together, connect and most importantly rewards your staff for their tireless efforts over the year and allow them to have some collective fun. Recently nFocus Testing took its team to the Seasoned Cooking School at Catton Hall.