Best Practice for DevOps Testing Strategy

With digital transformation, devices are becoming smarter and quicker due to applications. App Development procedures have been revolutionized to increase speed and lower the cost of services. One such technology which was game-changing in software development was DevOps. It lowered the speed of app development by multiple folds by frequent code deployments and also bringing the development and operation teams together. DevOps also provides early and frequent testing cycles which future enhances the quality of the application. Early and often testing accelerated the speed of application development. So as we can observe so many advantages of DevOps Testing, let’s discuss the best practices for DevOps testing strategy to fully utilise its benefits.

Implement Agile – DevOps for better collaboration

In Agile, the cross-functional teams are equally responsible for the quality of the product hence testing is done by the teams be it, development, testing or operations. The lack of ownership in DevOps may prove to be a major roadblock in the speedy automation of the application. Hence by implementing Agile – DevOps culture, testing can be performed by the entire team.

 

Set Up a Continuous Delivery Pipeline

By setting up a continuous delivery pipeline, you are ensuring to deliver the developments straight to the customers, very quick and faster than your competitors. Remember to set the delivery pipeline prior to automating your test cases and make sure that the end product is bug free, in case there is a change in the requirement from the client-side, you would be able to respond and deliver rapidly due to the pipeline.

 

Using Workflow Visualisation tools like Kanban

Now setting up a DevOps pipeline in an already existing organisation would introduce you to a number of bottlenecks. The roadblocks may range from small flaws in manual processes or big faulty end releases that fail during production leading to dissatisfied customers. In order to simplify and get a handle on this tangle, we can use the workflow visualisation tools like business process flowcharts to get a breakdown and identify the flaws and work on it. One of the best-recommended workflow visualisation tool is Kanban, which is just like the sticky notes, displaying the project status, progress, and other issues.

Focus on Continuous Testing

In continuous testing, the code is tested early and frequently as it is passed through validation at each and every stage of the development cycle. In continuous integration testing becomes a challenge as the process demands continuous deployment. Here each and every code is tested and deployed, even the entire integrated piece of software is tested at every update. Hence automation testing is required to test the software at each integration. The faster the testing of code happens, the faster the code is deployed and faster the product is released.Hence continuous integration and continuous testing words hand in hand to get faster and qualitative results. Hence continuous testing is one of the major DevOps testing strategies that must be in place and to execute it properly, reliable continuous testing tools must be used.

Conclusion

In this high demanding e – world, where new updates get released at a very fast pace on customer’s demand, we require technical solutions which are fast as well as qualitative. Here DevOps comes into  the picture which is not only a high speed app development process but also a collaborative process which brings the Development and the Operations team together , wherein all the team members be it developer, tester or the operations team member, all are required to test the software. In DevOps, continuous testing allows the software to be tested through each and every phase of the software development which is a great deal for achieving better quality software. All these DevOps testing practices help to develop high performing apps and hopefully will help you create a great DevOps Testing Strategy.

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Prerna is Marketing Executive in pCloudy. She takes keen interest in exploring technical articles and being in pace with the latest updates on software testing. Apart from technology she has written blogs on health, food and travelling .In her free time, you will find her amidst nature, reading or attending public seminars.
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