Putting Quality First through Continuous Testing
Capital One has a highly integrated environment, which creates many dependencies for its agile teams. Because these dependencies are often not completed until late in their sprints, Capital One faced prolonged integration and regression testing phases, and did not realize the expected improvements in quality or time to market. As technology leaders pushed for continuous delivery, testing needed to “shift left” and execute test in real time concurrently with development. Adam Auerbach shares Capital One’s experience implementing continuous testing. He explains the core principles of continuous testing, service virtualization, and the continuous integration/continuous delivery pipeline—and why testers need to understand and leverage these important concepts. Adam believes that testers need to learn basic development skills, including Ruby and Java, so they can take advantage of advanced automation practices. Because continuous testing is not easy and many companies have large populations of manual testers, Adam will provide a learning map to help you plan your personal and team’s transition.