15th Agile Testing Meetup Zurich: The Magic of Testing & DevOps

End of August there was another agile testing meetup, this time on the topic of testing in DevOps environment. It was a very successful meetup with around 18 participants who underscored  they would like to have a sequel on the same topic soon.

Prior to the meetup and actually just on time the package with the EuroStar 2017 TeamStar material including the most delicious chocolate arrived, all of that organized by Ronan Healy.

Thanks a lot Ronan and EuroStar. 🙂

Meetup schedule

17:30 – 18:00 – Welcome and short introduction / get to know each other

18:00 – 18:30 – Presentation by Maja about her experiences with DevOps and Testing

18:30 – 19:00 – Presentation by Simon Berner, House of Test

19:00 – 20:00 – Open discussion

After picking up the attendees and showing them the directions to our meeting room we first had a short introduction round. It was nice to see old and new faces in the audience.

Talks

The first talk was by myself. Often testing can be viewed as a barrier to implementing Continuous Delivery and DevOps, but it shouldn’t be. I explained what DevOps is and how Dev and Ops are intervened with QA. Since continuous testing means continually running automatic and manual tests throughout the delivery process, in order to successfully implement it and be able to run your manual tests in a short period time with scaled human resources I explained how we are successfully using crowdsourced testing as part of the testing strategy.

Second talk by Simon Berner was about Testing in a pipeline. Simon showed detailed examples of their continuous deployment environments and how they are covering automated Unit and UI E2E tests.

Main takeaways:

# crowdsourced testing can really help you meet variable demands and improve time to market

# building a state-of-the-art pipeline is very important for testing as well

# read the new book from Katrina Clokie about Testing in DevOps. 🙂

# timebox the sessions better for the next time so we have enough time for chat

 

Attendees feedback:

# An exciting overview of your setup and your efforts in the DevOps context. Unfortunately, a little time to chat.

 

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To be continued 🙂

In the next months I’ll organize the sequel to this topic and am very much looking to meet my agile testing fellows again.

 

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