The quest for customer-centric software development and accelerated time-to-market often leads to a misconception: the faster code is shipped to production, the better. This haste, however, is counterproductive if it results in frequent rollbacks or, worse, security breaches. Today’s software development landscape has evolved past the times when testing was an afterthought in traditional SDLCs and the shift from manual to automated testing was a breakthrough.

In this talk, we will explore the pivotal transformation from simply automating tests to integrating them comprehensively within DevOps and Agile methodologies. This integration isn’t just about speed; it’s about quality and security too. We’ll delve into the concept of Continuous Testing, extending beyond the traditional scope to include Functional, Integration, Performance, and Security testing.

Our focus will be on crafting a holistic approach where Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, and Continuous Deployment are seamlessly combined. This approach is not just about executing tests but embedding them strategically within the development cycle to ensure testing early, often, and everywhere – a practice vital for modern agile environments.

Takeaways from the talk:

  • To challenge the notion that Automated Testing alone suffices, and embrace the need for Continuous Automated Testing in today’s software development.
  • Understand how Testing is the cohesive element between Development and Operations in a successful DevOps strategy.
  • Grasp the comprehensive nature of Continuous Automated Testing, including Functional, Integration, Performance, and Security aspects.
  • Explore effective strategies to integrate automated testing within DevOps & Agile, avoiding common pitfalls and bottlenecks.
  • Discover the framework of the Secured Golden Quality Pipeline, an advanced approach that goes beyond the standard CI/CD pipeline to ensure security and quality are at the forefront.

May 17 @ 13:30
13:30 — 14:15 (45′)

Supriya Masani