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Roadblock You’re Ready for DevOps—but Is Your Workplace?[article]

In order to adopt DevOps, organizations need to be able to embrace the openness it requires, encourage experimentation and innovation, and work across departmental silos. You may be ready to encourage collaboration and communication to reap the benefits, but what if your company culture isn't? Here's how you can influence your organizational dynamics to lay the groundwork for DevOps.

Matt Hilbert
testing Adopt an Innovative Quality Approach to Testing[magazine]

How much testing is really enough? Given resources, budget, and time, the goal of comprehensive testing seems impossible to achieve. It’s time to rethink your test strategy and start innovating.

Rajini Padmanaban
Developers and testers 5 Ways to Pair Developers with Testers[magazine]

Some agile practices stress the importance of pairing team members together to achieve better team performance. Try these five suggestions for pairing key resources.

Jeffery Payne
Alon Eizenman Testing with the Lights On: An Interview with Alon Eizenman[interview]

In this interview, Alon Eizenman, the CTO and cofounder at SeaLights Technologies, discusses his many experiences with startup companies, how software teams are adapting to the current demand for speed, and why you need data before you take testing actions.

Jennifer Bonine
Building Autonomous DevOps Capability in Delivery Teams[magazine]

After setting up a DevOps team and adopting continuous delivery practices, product releases may not be as smooth as they could be. The missing ingredient requires empowerment and autonomy.

Miiro Juuso
Automation’s Role in the Fall of Software Testing[magazine]

Has the rise in test automation resulted in product releases of lesser quality? Besides adopting more comprehensive automated scripting, there are process and organizational dynamics to consider.

John Tyson
Train off the track Signs Your DevOps Initiative Is Off the Rails[article]

There’s lots of confusion about what DevOps is. This has resulted in the emergence of DevOps “antipatterns”—DevOps patterns of behavior that will not result in success. There are often clear signs that what you are doing isn’t going to work. This article delves into some of them in hopes you can avoid these mistakes and successfully implement DevOps principles and practices.

Jeffery Payne
Agile Outside the Development Team Agile outside the Development Team[magazine]

Most developers have tough encounters with business-oriented nondevelopers. An expert business analyst shows how an understanding of each others’ perspective will result in project success.

Ron Healy
Sam Kaufman Why Bug Reporting Is More Important than Ever Before: An Interview with Sam Kaufman[interview]

In this interview, Sam Kaufman, the founder and CTO of BugReplay, explains why most teams don’t put enough emphasis on bug reporting—even though agile and DevOps have made it even more important than before. He also details where DevOps can improve and where he sees it in five years.

Josiah Renaudin
What Testers Need to Know about Continuous Testing What Testers Need to Know about Continuous Testing[magazine]

Thanks to the trend toward DevOps and continuous delivery, traditional testing isn’t enough. Including test automation in your strategy is a good start, but your testing approach needs to change.

Wayne Ariola
Sunil Sehgal Deciding if You’re Technically Ready for DevOps: An Interview with Sunil Sehgal[interview]

In this interview, Sunil Sehgal, the managing partner of TechArcis Solutions, defines DevOps and whether or not your team has the technical savvy to properly adopt its practices. He explains what DevOps means for developers and testers and details what DevTestOps truly is—and why it's essential.

Jennifer Bonine
Mike Sowers The Value of Attending TechWell Conferences: An Interview with Mike Sowers[interview]

In this interview, Mike Sowers, CIO and president of SQE Training at TechWell, explains what goes on at TechWell's different software testing conferences like STARCANADA. He details the different topics you’ll learn about, the speakers, and the types of presentations you can expect.

Jennifer Bonine
Image of lock over code DevSecOps: Incorporate Security into DevOps to Reduce Software Risk[article]

DevSecOps is a growing movement to incorporate security into DevOps practices in order to ensure flaws and weaknesses are exposed early on through monitoring, assessment, and analysis, so remediation can be implemented far earlier than traditional efforts. By failing fast with security testing, organizations reduce risk of a security incident and decrease the cost of rework.

Alan Crouch
Martin Chikilian Why It’s Critical to Invest in DevOps Right Now: An Interview with Toptal’s Martin Chikilian[interview]

In this interview, Martin Chikilian, lead director of engineering at Toptal, digs into current DevOps trends and whether DevOps is just a fad. Martin explains why the gig economy is so big for DevOps, why there are so many unfilled positions, and what continuous concepts mean for software.

Josiah Renaudin
Release management Why DevOps Still Needs Release Management[article]

Release management is still critical in a DevOps environment. You likely will just have to change your current process. You will no longer need to track implementation or back-out plans as part of change orders; you just need to be able to track the application, its components, and its promotion schedule. The key to maintaining these change orders is automation.

Adam Auerbach


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