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By: Marc Hornbeek

August 16, 2017

Many enterprises are pushing forward to implement DevOps because of the many benefits that accelerated software deliveries can provide. However, faster is not better if too many of the software deliveries have quality issues. Poor quality deliveries directly and immediately impact customer experience and satisfaction of all stakeholders associated with the development and delivery of the code. The conundrum is “How can software quality be assured at the accelerated speed that DevOps is expected to deliver?”

The continuous delivery concept of quickly replacing failing software quickly is a key idea that only works when the continuous delivery pipeline is engineered to produce good quality code. Testing must be engineered to keep up with the pace of change of continuous delivery. Test automation alone is not enough. How can DevOps testing be engineered?

The Continuous Testing Foundation course from the DevOps Institute. DevOps Institute offers knowledge and best practices necessary to get DevOps testing right. The course explains people, process, and technology aspects of how to integrate tests, test creation, test execution, test tools and test results analysis properly into the end-to-end continuous delivery pipeline. I am the author of the course and I am honored that the DevOps Institute offered me the opportunity to create this course. Test engineering and DevOps are life-long passions of mine.

Learn more by joining SKILup Day: Continuous Testing on November 19 to see Marc’s session, “Continuous Testing, the Primary Key to Successful DevOps.”

About Marc Hornbeek

Marc Hornbeek is a Principal Consultant – DevOps at Trace3. Marc has over 37 years of experience architecting, designing, developing and managing high-performance solutions for IT infrastructures that are deployed in commercial and government applications globally. Marc is a regular speaker at DevOps events, a course author for the DevOps Institute, a blogger on DevOps.com and was awarded “2016 Outstanding Engineer of the Year” by IEEE Region 6 for lifetime contributions in automation applied to development, networks, testing, labs and DevOps.

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