DevOps uses continuous testing to evaluate the quality of software throughout the subsequent delivery process. In order to achieve the endless testing process, operators and developers must work together. When the DevOps team passes various steps, they can ensure a stable continuous testing environment. Throughout this article, you will learn what continuous testing is and the steps for continuous testing.
What is DevOps Continuous Testing?
Continuous testing is a method of achieving non-stop quality and improvement by testing the software often and at every stage. In the past, businesses used to delay delivery due to disrupted testing systems. Now the whole situation has changed. Continuous and frequent testing ensures no disruption in moving from development to testing to deployment.
Steps towards Stable DevOps Continuous Testing
The following step to step strategy help businesses gain successful and stable continuous testing:
The first thing DevOps teams need for continuous testing is stable automation. Automation is enabled by automatically solving test issues, removing false issues, and reporting actual issues to the teams. There are many platforms available, like Selenium or Appium. If the DevOps team is less skilled, they can choose no-code or less-code tools.
2. Establish a Daily Cycle
After ensuring stable automation, teams need to create a daily test automation cycle. Members need to build a set of scripts to autorun on multiple platforms. This needs to be done at least once per day. As the scripts are of repetitive pattern, it will auto improve itself and stop proving false issues.
3. Test Coverage
Test automation prioritizes time-saving. But it also paves the way to cover more areas. Its ultimate focus is to bring functional and nonfunctional areas under test automation coverage. Automation saves time. But non-automated functions slow down the delivery process.
4. Enable Coverage Areas
Try to increase the coverage over time. Businesses should try to increase the coverage by at least 90%. In this stage, members need to add layers (network and service virtualization) to ensure running tests smoothly from CI.
5. Testing in Successive Mode
In this step, teams can rely on and successfully run autotest every day. As auto testing becomes a daily task, DevOps teams will start to enjoy benefits like faster feedback, high accuracy, and profit, etc.
To deliver quality software and improve delivery speed, continuous testing is the only way to go. The following steps will enable businesses to implement continuous testing successfully.