In recent times, software has taken a major turnaround. Nowadays, the software environment puts major importance to the process of production. Since the focus has shifted to ‘Production’ – high quality production is the key, which means the teams need to target on completing the entire delivery cycle in much a lesser time with better outcomes.
So how do we do that?
DevOps and Test Automation
To attain such outcomes the production process needs to be magnified with a much faster turnaround time and for this the major emphasis should be on automating the complete testing process and arranging them in a way so that they can function on their own when the classification is at a finished stage in the QA environment. A DevOps approach reinforces every team to turn the spotlight on faster and continuous development and delivery of critical cloud-based applications all-over diversified platforms. When a DevOps approach is successfully carried out in an organization, it helps that entity’s culture to be completely revamped in a way, which in turns helps in an uninterrupted and seamless participation through the teams.
How DevOps and QA are blended together?
With all the trend changes happening in the current software world with the emergence of DevOps, QA and Testing still plays a pivotal role. One of the primary aspects of DevOps Consulting Services is to assure continuous development, and the key components for that is continuous testing, integration and deployment. This continual cycle of testing cannot be implemented with the age-old process of testing, which hampers the process speed and reduces the productivity. So, Test Automation has developed into an essential element in the process of DevOps.
How Test Automation strategy fits in a DevOps framework?
A properly strategized game plan and competence are the pre-requisites of a DevOps cycle. A team of testers should dedicatedly put all their energy and focus on achieving the test automation goals. The whole process if not implemented in the right way, can destroy the DevOps cycle and in turn impair the planned strategic outcomes expected from it. This draws us to the conclusion that only a border line understanding of the applications doesn’t work out, there should be a proper absorption of the overall user environment of the applications by the testers and the key to successful implementation of Test Automation strategy in the DevOps cycle is proper teamwork.
DevOps is the way ahead. It is a constant progress that the testing team needs to embrace every now then. They need to be pro with the elements, DevOps brings with itself and should have a proper grasp on the functionalities of it. All the testers should be well educated about all the integration and automation tools so that the efforts that they put in bring fruitful results to the production cycle.
The ultimate Mantra to go ahead — “More and more of automation is the key to a rolling and thriving DevOps Cycle”. But as a QA tester, one should have a proper understanding of how much automation is the correct amount of Automation.