5 Steps to More Effective QA Automation in a DevOps Environment
DevOps, and its predecessor Agile development, provide a gateway to the best practice of “find and fix early.” However, allocating sufficient time and resources to thoroughly test your enterprise applications is a continual challenge – given the frequency and volume of change. With resource constraints and the limitations of today’s existing tools, many business-critical applications go minimally tested while the quality of these applications is fundamental to the business’ success.
In this session we’ll discuss 5 key strategies for improving QA and Delivery within a DevOps environment. Learn how to leverage advanced data-driven testing to dynamically validate your applications, while allowing you to easily and rapidly create and maintain your functional tests.
We’ll cover in-depth the features and integration of scriptless test automation to enable:
Broad Usability – reduce the time it takes to create and maintain tests, simplifying test development for the entire DevOps team
Reusability – build a growing library of test assets that can be leveraged by all users, to support multiple applications and end-to-end tests
Simplified Test Maintenance – easily detect changes with each new software iteration, and update tests automatically to ensure minimal delays in the DevOps process
Data-Driven – run multiple data sets against the same test and increase test coverage and agility
RecordedFeb 25 201658 mins
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Gary Gruver, Francesco Colavita, Syed Husain, Ron Franklin
This webinar is brought to you by the Vivit DevOps Special Interest Group.
Businesses need to be more responsive to market changes and meeting customer demand for improved services and better user experiences. In order to meet such high expectations and be competitive in your market, it requires great flexibility and speed throughout the organization. DevOps enables your software development, infrastructure and operations teams to identify and eliminate inefficiencies through communication, collaboration, and automation.
Join us for this webinar to learn:
•How you can build a culture of DevOps
Digital transformation, acceleration, innovation. Buzzwords or not, these words reflect the reality of every existing business fighting for new revenue streams, better customer experience, and faster delivery of new services.
To support these business objectives, IT organizations need to focus on increasing performance and workforce productivity without driving additional costs. At the same time, it is imperative that tools need to adapt to the way people work today.
In this session we will present the new, re-architected Micro Focus ITSM Automation solution (formerly known as HPE ITSM Automation). Micro Focus ITSM Automation software can be installed on Amazon Web Services, brings a new user experience, greater collaboration, and many other new capabilities. It is based on machine learning and analytics, to adapt the tools to the needs of business users and IT.
Join our live webinar and learn:
•Why choice, flexibility and speed in ITSM deployment is important
•What data is needed so that service desk agents can become more productive and proactive
•How to solve issues faster with increased collaboration among both end users and ITSM staff
Greenlight Group, a managed service provider, will discuss what helps them meet the most stringent SLAs while constantly providing new service offerings to their customers.
During the webinar, you will also see the new ITSM Automation release live in action.
As a retailer SPAR has solved their issues with web store rollout. Vodafone reduced events by over 80%. Boeing evolved most of the users from OM to Operations Bridge in less than 3 months. They have all gained visibility, focus on the right IT issues impacting business, and moreover autonomous operations. They profit from the high degree of automation that the Operations Bridge brings as well as the significant way it helps integrate their tools and data into a single service driven prioritized view.
To launch this SIG, we’ll show you some of their work and the benefits gained. We’ll introduce you to the latest version of Operations Bridge, speak about the containerized version and its roadmap within the new Micro Focus branded software company. All this should inspire many questions for a lively SIG session, one of many more to come.
•Operations Bridge Action – success stories
•What’s new in today’s version 2017.08
•What’s coming up events, sessions, activities and where to get more information
Agile works well for small, co-located teams that can hover around sticky notes on a Kanban board, and collaborate on-demand. But as initiatives become more complex, and teams become dispersed, Agile can be difficult to scale across the enterprise.
What’s missing in Agile practices today is the ability to see the whole picture. With user stories as the source of record for an application, it’s hard to connect all the dots to see the complete functionality of a feature or capability. Think about the new team who will be developing additional features on that capability - where can they learn everything it does today? How will they know the impact their changes will have on that capability or potentially other capabilities? How will they collaborate on those changes and get them reviewed in a timely manner? How will your business stakeholder understand the impact of new those changes to the overall business process? Storyteller provides a centralized reusable searchable repository of exiting business and technical process models and requirements (business, non-functional and regulatory). In addition we also offer rich visualization, collaboration and review functionalities. These base capabilities are being used today to address the questions above. And - we do it in a way that everyone can understand from Business Stakeholders down to developers and testers.
Storyteller is a key player in Enterprise Agile. We bridge the business gaps in the current agile process. For companies struggling with Agile Transformation, we providing guardrails around writing user stories and feature decomposition. Project teams can save time and effort by using our user story and test plan generation which can them be automatically synched over to ALM tools. We are also a key player in the BizDevOps chain by providing that upfront business alignment so what is produced though “Dev” and delivered and maintained by “Ops” is exactly what “Biz” wanted.
More IT and computing is moving to public networks such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure. Increasingly, internal/private IT is being restructured to provide similar services. Along with this are changes in the ways applications are being built, deployed, and maintained reflected by the rapid adoption of containers and microservices. What does this mean to IT Service Management and the service desk organization?
Join this webinar to learn w HPE Software and our ITSM Automation (ITSMA) solutions are doing to both take advantage of these trends and also help support these trends. We’ll discuss the benefits to the service desk team of faster deployments, quicker time to value, and reduced administration and maintenance. Please join us to learn more about what HPE ITSMA provides today and what’s coming soon.
In this time of continuous improvement, the pressure on IT has never been greater to deliver. The business expects a steady stream of innovation, and to deliver, it is imperative IT find ways to deliver continuous improvements measured in days in weeks, not months and years. And the mandate rarely goes hand in hand with budget increases.
The HPE Pre-sales Value Consulting team can help you unleash the value in your existing investment. Join us for this webinar to learn about a proven methodology we’ve built to take you on this journey and to help you and your IT teams understand your current state, share HPE’s broad experience in this area and identify quick wins you can adopt for repeatable success.
Your business requires a solution that constantly evolves and provides your operations teams with coverage of various technologies and hybrid IT environments. Let us describe the strategy, roadmap and vision of HPE Software Operations Bridge. We’ll include information about using HPE Operations Agent to manage public and private cloud, and Docker containers and how to optimize allocated resources, examine 300+ metrics in real time and provide executive stakeholders with actionable intelligence.
Join Roy Ritthaler, VP of Product Marketing IT Operations Management and Genefa Murphy, VP of Partner and Product Marketing, Application Delivery Management at Hewlett Packard Enterprise Software, as they discuss the challenges and opportunities of digital transformation in organizations today. They will also discuss how IT management can accelerate your transition to the digital enterprise. Transformation is driven by business needs, and innovations in application delivery and testing, hybrid cloud, machine learning, collaboration and mobility. By leveraging these innovations you can manage risk while also realizing rapid time to value and to market.
Digital transformation is moving at lightning speed. From a global enterprise software perspective, the use of rapid application development, continuous integration, and standards-based code and tech stacks is growing - your organization can’t afford to miss the boat.
Join OutSystems CEO Paulo Rosado and a panel of experts as they dish out best practices for planning, launching and expanding your digital transformation journey without crashes or failures.
Success in the idea economy requires technological agility. You have to act quickly to seize opportunity, respond to threats, turn great ideas into reality and stay ahead of the competition – and these capabilities rely on having an amazing IT organization.
Amazing IT teams are competent, aligned to the business, highly collaborative and constantly adapting to change. These attributes just don’t happen. You need talent, you need a continuous education strategy and you need the tools to make it happen. Join this webinar to learn how implementing a continuous education strategy using the new HPE ART Enterprise Learning Edition (ELE) will help your journey to amazing.
Bill Briggs, CTO, Deloitte Consulting LLP Ross Mason, Founder and VP of Product Strategy, MuleSoft
Almost everyone is undergoing digital transformation, but not everyone knows the right way to do it. In a recent MuleSoft survey, 96 percent of respondents are executing on digital transformation initiatives or planning to do so in the near future. However, the results also showed that just 18 percent of IT decision makers are confident that they will succeed in meeting this year’s digital transformation goals. To do this effectively, IT teams need different skill sets, tools, and more importantly, different mindsets. Join Bill Briggs, CTO at Deloitte, and Ross Mason, Founder and VP of Product Strategy at MuleSoft, to learn how IT can grow beyond “business as usual".
Application-centric enterprises recognize the importance of automating infrastructure to deliver applications quickly. Software-defined networking solutions such as Cisco ACI enable programmable infrastructure for networking and operations teams. However, appliance-based load balancers require manual configurations, cannot scale horizontally, and are expensive in many cases. They represent a "last-mile" challenge for automation.
A software-defined approach to application services can extend the value delivered by SDN solutions to load balancing and L4-L7 services.
Join Avi Networks to learn how native integration with Cisco APIC/ACI:
• Simplifies deployment with one-click service insertion
• Enables zero-touch autoscaling
• Provides tenant isolation and security
• Reduces troubleshooting time to minutes with pinpoint analytics
NoSQL databases like Cassandra and Couchbase are quickly becoming key components of the modern IT infrastructure. But this modernization creates new challenges – especially for storage. Storage in the broad sense. In-memory databases perform well when there is enough memory available. However, when data sets get too large and they need to access storage, application performance degrades dramatically. Moreover, even if enough memory is available, persistent client requests can bring the servers to their knees.
Join Storage Switzerland and Plexistor where you will learn:
1. What is Cassandra and Couchbase?
2. Why organizations are adopting them?
3. What are the storage challenges they create?
4. How organizations attempt to workaround these challenges.
5. How to design a solution to these challenges instead of a workaround.
Kevin Orbaker, Technology Solution Professional, Microsoft Corporation
Employees might feel intimidated or overwhelmed with the amount and diversity of business data available to them.
Accessing and harnessing all of that data could be a game changer for them, but they're not sure how to do it. Up until now integrating, analyzing, and understanding all those data sources hasn't been easy, timely, or affordable for your team - not to mention your business users. Your main role has been telling them what they can't do. What if you could offer a comprehensive solution that business groups could use on their own terms - to answer their own questions? Just imagine how your role would change from being a traffic cop to a strategic advisor.
In this webcast, viewers will learn more about:
•Data accessibility for business users and managers: the human element of data
•Managing the backend data infrastructure
•Internet of Things (IoT) and what that means for businesses
•The future of automation in intelligent data systems
Alex Li, Product Manager, Ahyoung An, Product Marketing Manager, and Damian Sima, Lead Software Engineer, MuleSoft
How are you validating the behavior of your Mule app before you send it to QA? Did you know that there is a testing framework that automates the testing of Mule apps? Join this webinar to learn what you may not know about testing your Mule applications within Anypoint Studio.
Learn how to use MUnit to:
- Test API implementations
- Do other types of unit and integrated testing
- Automatically generate coverage reports
- Integrate testing into your continuous integration process
In today’s environment speed and quality are two of the biggest factors in delivering products and/or services to your end users. As a result, organizations and individuals have recognized the role that Performance Engineering practices delivers as a competitive differentiator.
We will deliver a 1 hour vendor neutral webinar discussion, focusing on “Performance Engineering as a Competitive Differentiator.” The expert panel will collaboratively discuss how the capabilities of Performance Engineering have been recognized as a significant competitive differentiator across all: geographies, industries and markets.
You will get tangible examples and stories that you can use to share and promote how Performance Engineering practices can be used within your organization and teams, so to drive competitive advantage in the market.
Nial Darbey, Principal Solutions Consultant, John D'Emic, Client Architect, Rupesh Ramachandran, Principal Solutions
Microservices is one of the hottest technology trends for 2016. Join us to learn what microservices mean for your business, as our technical experts take you on a journey through microservices best practices and implementation using Anypoint Platform.
DevOps is gaining traction in the industry. The idea economy demands faster go to market capabilities with high quality, low risk, and low costs. Achieving the benefits of DevOps requires enablement of some core attributes within the organization including visibility, collaboration, and automation. Join us as we walk through an integrated DevOps Solution and help you accelerate the implementation of Continuous Delivery.
In this webinar you will learn about:
The importance of integration of lifecycle products
Shift-Left optimization via integration
Providing value to your organization through DevOps and Integration
Rick Friedman, VP, Cycle Computing & Scott Jeschonek, Director, Avere Systems
While cloud computing offers virtually unlimited capacity, harnessing that capacity in an efficient, cost effective fashion can be cumbersome and difficult at the workload level. At the organizational level, it can quickly become chaos.
You must make choices around cloud deployment, and these choices could have a long-lasting impact on your organization. It is important to understand your options and avoid incomplete, complicated, locked-in scenarios. Data management and placement challenges make having the ability to automate workflows and processes across multiple clouds a requirement.
In this webinar, you will:
• Learn how to leverage cloud services as part of an overall computation approach
• Understand data management in a cloud-based world
• Hear what options you have to orchestrate HPC in the cloud
• Learn how cloud orchestration works to automate and align computing with specific goals and objectives
• See an example of an orchestrated HPC workload using on-premises data
From computational research to financial back testing, and research simulations to IoT processing frameworks, decisions made now will not only impact future manageability, but also your sanity.
Increase Productivity while Reducing the Cost of IT Operations
This online channel will feature live webcast presentations by leading IT and business executives. In today’s economic environment it is imperative that IT find ways to become more efficient while maintaining, or even increasing, the levels of service that it provides. Automating IT functions is the best way that IT can achieve these conflicting objectives. The IT Automation channel speakers will look at how to increase the productivity while reducing the cost of IT operations through automation and the application of industry best practices. The presentations will show you the steps to take and the tools that you will need to improve the performance of your IT operations.