Agile, DevOps and DevSecOps Testing

Enticesoft, with its enterprise-ready, matured Agile and DevOps QA practices and years of experience of test and product lifecycle automation, has been helping enterprises build the right QA capabilities for Agile and DevOps. In a product development environment where ‘time to market’ has to happen at lightening speed, it is highly important to ‘fail fast’ by following a ‘shift left’ approach. With testing windows getting shorter, it’s become important for the testing team to start early and move at a pace that is same as the rest of the teams. Test Automation thus plays an important role in ensuring faster testing execution and deploying a continuous testing approach.

DevOps CI/CD Implementation
The Philosophy of Continuous integration (CI) is to make small code changes and check-in code frequently to a central repository and then ensuring that you are making progress in terms of features (or bug fixes) while not breaking any existing functionality. To be able to check if no existing functionality is broken is to check this frequently via automated tests. Thus, CI can meaningfully exist only when there is adequate automated testing.

Continuous Delivery (CD) starts its action where CI ends. The process of CD includes the automated delivery of applications to the assigned infrastructure environments. The DevOps teams work across multiple environments such as development, testing and production environments, and the CD process ensures there is an automated way to push code changes to these environments.

Thus, the practices of CI and CD typically embody a specific culture, a set of DevOps operating principles, and a collection of best automation practices that enables the development teams to deliver code changes more frequently and reliably. This specific implementation is known as CI/CD pipeline as the process ensures code quality and security as deployments are automated.

CI/CD practices requires continuous testing (CT) to ensure quality deployments as the basic objective of any project is to deliver quality software. This process of continuous testing is implemented using test automation tools with regression, performance, security, and other testing methods which are executed within the CI/CD pipeline.

Our DevOps CI/CD Implementation helps to build quality products with a strategic Three-Way Process:
1. Identify Right Tools and Technologies:
Assess current tools and technologies in place
Perform tool feasibility analysis
Choose the best tool to ensure effective process implementation
Recommend the best feasible tool for the implementation

2. Create and Enhance CI/CD Pipelines:
Automation ensures faster and quality releases
Breaks the silos between teams and improves enhanced team collaboration
Improves code quality and delivers faster releases
Shortens time-to-market of new features
Automation reduces costs and manual interventions
Streamlines communication between teams with rapid feedback loop
Delivers comprehensive metrics about application performance
Ensures code security and code quality
Improves the customer satisfaction
Capture the best benefits with our deep industry expertise with respect to DevOps tools and developing custom automation frameworks

3. Train Client Teams on CI/CD Pipelines:
Ensure the client team handles the CI/CD pipeline creation
Enable effective training about the usage of various tools and technologies
Ensure the pipelines run successfully

Why should you choose us for your DevOps CI/CD implementations?
10+ years of experience in testing services
Dedicated DevOps expert team ensure scalable, secure and reliable testing
Ensure automation with deployments and rollbacks performed in a click with low risks and high productivity
Deliver hassle free project management with flexible engagement models
Recommend the best DevOps toolchain that best suits your project model
Focus closely on user security and protection
Expertise on industry leading test automation (e.g. UFT, Selenium, TestComplete, Coded UI, etc.), Agile development tools (e.g. Rally, Scrumdo) and CI/CD tools (e.g. Jenkins, Chef, Puppet, TFS, Hudson, Go, Bamboo, etc.) providing lifecycle automation
Certified automation experts with expertise in implementing advanced automation frameworks
Standardized processes, templates and toolkits for Agile and DevOps QA
Global team of QA professionals with a capability to scale up at both onsite and offshore
Enable continuous support and training for client teams
Version control system roll out with appropriate branching strategy
Continuous Integration- Compile, validate, code review, unit testing and integration testing
Continuous Delivery- Deploy the build application to test servers, and perform UAT
Continuous Deployment- Deploy the tested application on the production server for release