Quality assurance teams are no strangers to change. From mobile to Agile, they’ve seen their industry abruptly change course a number of times in the past decade alone. Just when they get a handle on one new development, another one springs up, necessitating a total overhaul of test management strategies. Some of the latest trends that software testers have had to adapt to in recent years are DevOps and continuous testing.
At its core, DevOps speaks to the need to tear down the walls separating developers and operations teams, facilitating collaboration, and blurring the lines between those roles. That sounds like a great idea on paper, and when executed properly, DevOps can drastically improve the production process. The only problem is many companies have stumbled mightily when rolling out their DevOps initiatives, causing confusion and often further headaches for everyone involved.