Achieving Software Testing Nirvana in a CI/CD environment with a sprinkling of Agile – Part VI

Part VI – What happens if we don’t have Tests This results in what’s known as Technical Debt. But it’s only technical debt, if the business is aware of it and it is an actionable task whereby we know that at some future stage we can pay back this technical debt by fixing the known […]

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Achieving Software Testing Nirvana in a CI/CD environment with a sprinkling of Agile – Part V

Part V – Release Stage Blue-Green Deployments Blue green deployments are used when we want to swap one environment by pointing the load balancer to another environment such as the staging environment. The staging environment could be the green environment, when doing a release, once all has been given the OK, the load balancer can […]

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Achieving Software Testing Nirvana in a CI/CD environment with a sprinkling of Agile – Part IV

Part IV – Automated Testing The Commit Stage   What is the Commit Stage? The commit stage is the time when a developer is happy with their production ready code and is ready to commit to their version control system. Some pre-requisites to a commit should be that the developer has confidence in the code […]

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Achieving Software Testing Nirvana in a CI/CD environment with a sprinkling of Agile – Part III

Part III – What is CI/CD? Continuous Integration is achieved when developers continually commit their deemed production ready code to a version control system in which changes checked into this repository are picked up by a Continuous Integration server and validated against a set of build steps for things like static code analysis, cyclomatic complexity […]

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Achieving Software Testing Nirvana in a CI/CD environment with a sprinkling of Agile – Part II

Part II – What is Software Testing, Why does it Matter And How Do We Approach It? Software testing is an enabler. An enabler that allows us to think outside the story we are intending on implementing. We need testing because we can’t think of everything, and testing enables us to cover all aspects and […]

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