Effective Test Automation in DevOps - Moving Towards Continuous Testing

Speaker: Lee Barnes, Founder and CTO Utopia Solutions
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Effective test automation is a key factor in achieving continuous integration, and ultimately, success with a DevOps development approach. However, many organizations continue to point to testing as a bottleneck in their pipeline. The culprit is often the inability to incorporate stable automation in their testing practices. They fall victim to common traps including misunderstanding what test automation is, automating the wrong tests, focusing on UI level automation and failing to provide a stable execution environment.

In this talk, Lee will discuss how organizations can overcome these obstacles, and move towards continuous testing within their DevOps practices. Specifically, the discussion will touch on key practices and methods for implementing effective test automation in a DevOps pipeline including test suite & test scope, automation approach/methods, and test environment and data management.

Learning Points

  • Understand the importance of effective test automation in agile and DevOps environments
  • Discover the common issues preventing the incorporation of effective test automation in DevOps processes
  • Learn techniques for effectively applying automation to DevOps testing activities

Speaker Biography:

Lee Barnes, Founder and CTO Utopia Solutions has over 25 years of experience in the Software Quality Assurance and Testing field. He has successfully implemented test automation and performance testing solutions in hundreds of environments across a wide array of industries. He is a recognized thought leader in his field and speaks regularly on related topics. As Founder and CTO of Utopia Solutions, Lee is responsible for the firm's delivery of software quality solutions which include DevOps Quality, test automation, and performance management.