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Developer and Operations: So where are the Testers?

Session type: 45 min talk

Session level: Intermediate

There is a lot of talk about DevOps recently, the tools used and how it will help your teams move faster. With terms like CI, CD, infrastructure as code, automation at every level of development and even DevSecCon. It almost sounds like once you're “DevOps-ing”, your teams will magically move faster than ever before and that it only involves Developer and Operations. It is called DevOps after all!

So what does everyone not in Dev and Ops do?

For Testers the DevOps movement appears to replace them with automation especially as we are traditionally seen by the industry as a slow manual testing process.

I’m here to tell you that Testers are still going to be needed in a DevOps world but the work we have traditionally been associated with such as providing feedback on the systems we work on, is about to change. For the better.

DevOps is It’s not just about the tools, it's so much more than that. It's how you fundamentally work as a team and more importantly as an organisation. DevOps is pulling together all the different threads in what we call agile into a more coherent way for teams to work.

Key take-aways:

  • History of DevOps to better understand what it is
  • Three principles of DevOps: Flow, Feedback and Continuous learning
  • How testers are needed as a part of a DevOps culture
  • Why it's more than just tooling and automation

Jitesh has over 14 years experience working with a wide variety of companies from Mobile manufactures to OS builders and app developers.

He is currently the Test Team Lead for the BBC Mobile Media Playback Team. Helping teams adopt DevOps practices and improving their understanding that it’s more than just tools that help teams to be successful.