continuous delivery

Shifting left and right in the continuous DevOps loop

Shifting left & right in our continuous world

Pick up any article or watch any talk on a testing-related topic these days, and you’re bound to see the terms “shift left” and “shift right”. They’re almost a cliché. What do they really mean? Modern software development isn’t supposed to be linear anymore, right? There’s not one point where it starts and another point […]

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Continuous Deployment Pipeline

New Challenges in Continuous Delivery

Continuous delivery and deployment (both abbreviated as “CD”) aren’t new concepts. Jez Humble and David Farley published their Continuous Delivery book ten years ago. Patrick Debois organized the first “DevOpsDays” conference in 2009, and created the #DevOps (also written as devops, devOps and Devops) hashtag. Of course, CD is new to many teams. There are […]

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DeliveryConf 2020

I attended DeliveryConf 2020 in Seattle in January. I had high expectations, given the speaker lineup. It far exceeded my expectations! I took lots of sketch notes and plan to blog more about the many insights I learned. Meanwhile, you can see the presentations, AND listen to the valuable facilitated group discussions with members of […]

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continuous testing and learning

Testing Paths

We embrace many testing practices that have been around a few decades now. Exploratory testing didn’t always have that name, but software professionals were practicing it. Personally, I have been automating tests since the early 90s. And, there are always new things that help us delight our customers. Today’s technology gives us access to so […]

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Testing in DevOps Community Site

Stuff I’ve written and published elsewhere! And – the Testing in DevOps community site

I’ve been so busy but all my publications have been other places! My series on using visual models to form your automation strategy is on Joe Colantonio’s blog: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 DevOps.com published my article on “Getting testing bottlenecks out of your pipelines” I have a ton of blog posts and webinars […]

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Checklist Manifesto

Those checklists

I had the luxury of working on a terrific team at a financial services startup from the early 00s to the early 10s. Though we jelled as a self-organizing agile team with expert domain knowledge, we occasionally made some really dumb mistakes when deploying to production. The operations VP, Anne, wagged her finger at us […]

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