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Software testing is an essential part of any software development process to make sure everything works as expected. This concept is nothing new. However, what is the protocol for testing an application that is already in production? New features are requested, bugs are reported — your team gets to work putting together new code and finding fixes. The next question is, “How thoroughly do we need to test this new code?” Sure, if we want to be really cautious we can test the entire application from ground up, but isn’t that level of extreme caution time-consuming, expensive and unnecessary? The answer might surprise you. What is Regression Testing? We’ll come back to the answer in a moment. First, let’s look at how regression testing is defined. Regression testing is a type of software testing which verifies that software which was previously developed and tested sti... (more)

Integration Testing in an Enterprise DevOps Environment

Stages of Development Testing The need for testing a new piece of software before it’s released to customers is as old as software development itself. However, it’s typically left up to the individual organization to determine what types of testing need to be done, and how thorough the testing needs to be. The testing methodology and procedures can be left to individuals supporting each respective development team within an enterprise, causing scenarios where the right hand is unaware of what the left hand is doing. This will continue until at some point, things go horribly wrong... (more)

Customer Spotlight: Amit Bali at eBay

Amit Bali, Release and Configuration Management Lead at eBay, discusses the challenges that drew his team to Plutora, the implementation process, and the advantages of making the change. Amit Bali is a Release and Configuration Management Lead at eBay. He is responsible for coordinating application releases, their schedules, and the test environments utilized in the release process. I spent some time with him getting his thoughts on moving to Plutora and how that has affected release management at eBay, one of the best known and longest running e-commerce platforms. What was eBay... (more)

Release Management RACI Matrix By @Plutora | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Release Management RACI Matrix By Michelle Henry Is it done yet or Why RACI is Essential Whether you are a release manager, a release engineer, or a someone just supporting a release you understand that the intersection of software releases and instant messaging can be frustrating.  Whether you use Skype, Jabber, Slack, or any other group-based instant messaging application your experience during a release probably looks a lot like this: Co-worker 1 (13:02): Hey, what's up? You (13:02): Nothing, I'm running the release Co-worker 1 (13:05): Great, how's the release going? You (13:0... (more)

Agile Release Management By @Plutora | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Agile Release Management By Sean Hamawi So teams in your organisation have decided to embrace Agile development for some Projects and/or BAU development and things are going great guns, your deploying code changes and releases in prod every week. Over on the other side of the fence IT ops are screaming at the various portfolio dev teams for releasing highly risky functionality way too frequently but since the Agile dev adoption production has only had a couple of low priority P4 incidents caused by bad code releases. Things must be looking good with the new dev process but then ... (more)