The Guardian digital team have worked hard towards implementing Continuous Delivery, and now deploy hundreds of times a day. But if you ship this fast, you need to remove all obstacles to delivery. This talk looks skeptically at the role of automated testing in the world of CD, and asks “if we can fix it quickly, why does it have to be perfect?”
It will look at how the move towards rapid deployment changed the way Guardian’s QA team thought about testing – and how they moved from being a conventional pre-release checking-and-testing function to being a team that considers quality in a much more broad sense.
Objective: Rethink the role of QA in CD
Prerequisites: General overview of the traditional role of QA in the software development lifecycle