JAY WALTERS – Founder, Lead Consultant, Constantly Testing
DEVTESTSECOPS: TESTING AND SECURITY INTEGRATED WITHIN DEVOPS
In today’s rapidly evolving software development landscape, it is more important than ever to streamline and enhance collaboration among Development (Dev), Testing (Test), Security (Sec), and Operations (Ops) professionals. Producing software that users love and rely on can provide businesses with significant competitive advantages, driving substantial business growth. Enabling high-quality, secure software delivery capabilities in teams is increasingly vital, albeit growing in complexity.
While the term “DevOps” explicitly acknowledges the roles of Developers (Dev) and Operations (Ops) in building and delivering software, its primarily designed to support the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC). However, it may not fully champion the Software Testing Life Cycle (STLC) which is needed to address the growing industry demands for rapid and comprehensive feature testing.
This presentation on DevTestSecOps explores the evolving paradigm where diverse software manufacturing skills intersect with unified approaches to collaboratively crafting outstanding software. DevTestSecOps recognizes that confining quality and security practices to specific development stages is inefficient. Instead, it champions the integration of entire teams in the continuous process of verification and validation (V&V), incorporating holistic testing disciplines that begin prior to development and extend seamlessly throughout the entire lifecycle.
Delving into the core concepts of DevTestSecOps, we look at the importance of moving away from outdated assembly line strategies for software delivery. By exploring how antiquated approaches often marginalize functional and non-functional testing experts, we delve into the long-term consequences of the ‘throw-it-over-the-wall’ mentality. We will look at progressive new ways to foster genuine collaboration and teamwork, rallying entire teams around the reliable and trustworthy software they consistently produce.