Test Design for Continuous Delivery
Imagine that within moments of being submitted into the code repository, a new feature automatically releases straight into production. Is this your team’s dream or their nightmare? The answer depends not just on the continuous build pipeline, but on the quality and coverage of the battery of your tests. The difference between shipping a product quickly and shoveling garbage into production quickly lies in what the appropriate battery of tests should be. Automated build architectures don't always lend themselves well to the traditional stages of testing. In this hands-on tutorial, Melissa Benua will introduce key test design principles—applicable to agile organizations both large and small—that allow you to take full advantage of the pipeline's capabilities without introducing unnecessary bottlenecks. Learn how to make highly reliable tests that run fast and preserve just enough information to let testers and developers determine exactly what went wrong and how to reproduce the error locally. Explore ways to reduce overlap while still maintaining adequate test coverage, and learn how to rely on observability to backstop your testing efforts.