Lining up Your Environments and Test Data for Continuous Delivery
Guest speaker, leading expert on SDLC practices and VP, Principal Analyst at Forrester Research, Diego Lo Giudice along with award winning, global test automation expert and Vice President at CA Technologies, Huw Price discuss the challenges associated with getting the right environments fitted with the right test data at the right time in order to deliver new applications in a continuous manner.
•The issues organizations like yours face when provisioning test data
•Ways to align and match test data with constantly changing environments
•Effective methods and tools to accelerate testing speed and improve quality
•Ways to leverage Test Data Management to help facilitate Continuous Delivery
RecordedJun 30 201559 mins
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Jonathon Wright, Anand Kameswaran (AK) and Nathan Devoll from CA Technologies
What happens when you have to test software disguised as hardware? How do you create test environments that effectively replicate the dependencies and performance of things like SmartMeters, security sensors and other IoT devices?
Join this panel discussion on the strangest things they’ve seen clients use service virtualization to test. You’ll learn:
•What service virtualization is
•What is can be used to simulate
•How it helps enable parallel development and testing
Dan Rice, Agile Advisor, Agile Management, Americas & EMEA
Many companies experimenting with agile development methods in their engineering and IT groups are having only mixed success.
Unless you’re implementing agile both upstream (through your portfolio) and downstream (through testing and operations,) you’re not harnessing agile’s full power through Digital Transformation. Being faster to market doesn’t help your bottom line if you deliver the wrong things, and failing to get the right things into production fast means you’re leaving money on the table.
Join this web seminar to gain insight into the benefits of a digital transformation. You’ll discover a strategic, collaborative approach to channel the power of agile and deliver more value to your customers.
You'll learn how to:
Deliver value quickly in small increments across work streams
Provide visibility into strategic initiatives that inform the process, from planning through delivery
Support continuous delivery with automation
Companies need to look for new ways to work in quality innovative applications in and out of the development and testing lifecycle. By continuously delivering new features and releases more quickly, an organization can better meet the demands of consumers and outmaneuver its competitors. But how to maintain quality in an always moving delivery cycle remains a core challenge.
Join us and learn how other orgs are enabling continuous delivery by using service virtualization. During this session will explain how CA Service Virtualization works and helps eliminate constraints across the software lifecycle, allowing developers, testers, and performance teams to work in parallel for faster delivery and more reliable outcomes. You’ll also learn how CA Service Virtualization:
•Replicates production like dependencies for testing
•Helps you control inputs like response times, so you can do more negative testing
•Virtualize 3rd party services so they are accessible all the time without fees
•Reproduces production defects for faster remediation
•Eliminates scheduling conflicts and enable parallel development
Jonathon Wright, Director of Digital Assurance, CA Technologies
Case studies show that the vast majority of defects creating havoc in production software are not introduced by developers or testers, but by requirements. Rather than alleviating this problem, agile development practices have introduced a new one: Testers must navigate a constant barrage of disparate user stories and change requests.
In order for development teams to keep up with constantly changing user needs, requirements must be captured in a format that minimizes miscommunication, reacts quickly to change, and enables subsequent test assets to be derived automatically.
Learn a requirements-driven approach that:
- Captures user needs in a format already familiar to business analysts
- Allows testers to automatically generate optimized test cases, test scripts, data, and expected results
- Automatically reflects changes made to the requirements in the test assets
Abhijit Mugali, and Prasanth Kongati, CA Technologies
Testing quickly doesn’t mean you have to test poorly. The goal of agile development teams today is to test quickly and completely.
See how CA Agile Requirements Designer and CA Test Data Manager help teams define test cases from product requirements and then assign test data to match the generated test cases. This powerful combination helps you deliver quality applications faster. Inclusive of a demo, you can expect to learn:
- Define and generate test cases from product requirements
- Match test cases to test data
- Quickly generate test data needed
- Deliver quality applications more quickly with an automated approach
Arif Muhammad, Director Product Management and Wilfred Mathanaraj, Product Owner TDM, CA Technologies
There's new legislation in place, that's expanded the definition of personal data and puts IT and testing departments on high alert to safeguard personal data, across testing and development environments. It's the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Are you ready for it?
In this session, we’ll demonstrate how CA Test Data Manager helps to both mask your production data and to generate synthetic test data; a powerful combination to help you meet compliance needs and deliver quality applications. There will be a short section on the future of the tester self-service model that will enable testers to efficiently get access to the right test data.
Every time you turn around, you hear about yet another organization’s successful Agile transformation – so what are you waiting for? Join Andy Jordan, ProjectManagement.com as he discusses the benefits of Agile (even if your organization is predominantly waterfall-focused) and how you can help get your organization on the path to Agile success. By attending, you will gain practical knowledge on how to help your organization quickly and confidently respond to change, deliver value faster than your competition, and build high-quality products - that your customers really want!
This session is approved for 1 Project Management Institute (PMI) PMP Credit.
Traditional performance testing typically requires that all components of the application are “completed,” integrated and deployed into an appropriate environment. This results in testing not being done until late in the delivery cycle or sometimes skipped entirely. Which can then lead to a less then optimal user experience, expensive rework and potential loss of business.
Many organizations are adopting service virtualization to overcome the key challenges associated with performance testing. During this session see why and specifically how service virtualization:
•Enables you to do testing early in the dev cycle by simulating unavailable production systems and missing components
•Helps you control the inputs (like response times and 3rd party system responses) so you can do more negative and exploratory testing
•Provisions performance test environments “in a box” for on-demand testing
•Works with CA APM so that you can monitor an app during a load and performance test and see how the app reacts
Huw Price, CA Technologies and Paul Gerrard, Gerrard Consulting
All testing relies on modelling, but “test models are the only way forward for testers and businesses”, according to Paul Gerrard, Principal at Gerrard Consulting. This session reviews the use of modelling in testing and illustrate, using real life examples, how chaos and carnage is being replaced with structured order.
Paul sets out his vision for a “New Model of Testing” which puts models at the heart of high quality, efficient testing. This will be accompanied by a practical demonstration of how model-based approaches can be applied within a state-of-the-art DevOps framework including:
•How models can be used to capture accurately ever changing business requirements
•The “Shift left” effect of formal modelling for testing, where test cases, scripts, data and expected results can all be generated from the initial design
•How the testing assets derived from a model can be updated automatically, so that testing keeps up with the rate at which user needs change
You’re already using CA Agile Central at the team level and possibly into the program level. But to effectively increase your speed to market you need to link your team-level work with the business strategy.
Join us on Tuesday, July 19, 11 a.m. PT / 2 p.m. ET, for our webinar: “Igniting Business Agility - The Secret to Connecting PPM Strategy to Agile Execution”. You’ll discover how to:
· Identify and sequence the right investments for the desired business outcomes
· Align agile delivery teams to deliver on those investments
· Leverage a rapid, predictable, high-quality delivery engine to empower nimble business decisions
Gene Kim, co-author of “The Phoenix Project” and Aruna Ravichandran, CA
Over the past five years, the State of DevOps report has surveyed more than 25,000 technical professionals worldwide to better understand the technical practices, cultural norms, and lean management practices we associate with DevOps, and to understand how DevOps affects IT performance and organizational performance. The team behind this effort includes the principals of DevOps Research and Assessment (DORA), Gene Kim, Jez Humble, Dr. Nicole Forsgren, and Puppet.
Join DevOps icon and noted author Gene Kim, and Aruna Ravichandran of CA Technologies, as they take an in-depth look at the 2016 State of DevOps Report, this year’s most influential and exhaustive industry research project.
In this webcast, we will explore:
•The key findings of the 2016 State of DevOps Report
•How high performers continue to accelerate away from the pack, year over year
•The business value of DevOps
•How DevOps improves quality and security
•The technical practices that enable DevOps outcomes
Continuous delivery is a journey and application release automation (ARA) is its lynchpin. As application delivery becomes more streamlined and risk-free through automation, additional challenges emerge as the velocity, volume and complexity of multi-team, composite applications grow.
Are you ready to take your continuous delivery journey to the next level? CA Release Automation offers exciting capabilities for DevOps managers and other stakeholders to jointly plan, orchestrate and optimize complex releases—without compromising speed or quality.
This session covers capabilities like:
•Plan and execute a multi-app release, including sequencing deployment dependencies between apps
•Actively monitor release deployment progress
•Integrate your tools of choice directly into your continuous delivery tool chain
•Automate the promotion of releases through all stages of the release pipeline
•Link to release content from CA Agile Central or Jira and track its progression through a release cycle
•Govern and optimize the release cycle with the continuous delivery dashboard
Learn how to master complex, multi-app releases before they become your next bottleneck.
Basic functional testing and mobile simulators/emulators can only take you so far. If you’re serious about mobile testing you eventually, have to get on the road testing with REAL DEVICES, under REAL CONDITIONS and measuring REAL RESPONSES.
Today we live in a mobile-first world with discriminating users who engage with applications many times using less-than-ideal devices and conditions. Ultimately, ease of use, response time and successful completion of a request are how a user judges any app. But how do you successfully test in a world with so many unknowns?
Learn how you can deliver better mobile experiences by:
•Eliminating the complexity of testing on real devices
•Testing using the same conditions your users will experience the application
•Moving beyond functional testing by also looking at the request and response times of supporting systems
GDPR, the General Data Protection Regulation has just been signed into law and enacts new rules and stiff penalties for any company who misuses or loses European Union (EU) citizens’ personal data. This sweeping legislation has expanded the definition of personal data and puts IT and testing departments on high alert to safeguard personal data, across development and testing environments. Test data management, the process of obtaining and distributing test data for development teams, takes on greater urgency as the GDPR deadline looms.
Solid test data management practices will be key to overcoming compliance roadblocks and avoiding huge fines associated with GDPR. Utilizing new ways in which test data can be generated, distributed and managed will be pivotal role to meeting this regulation.
In this webcast, Vanson Bourne and CA will present the results of their highly anticipated GDPR readiness survey of 200 corporations in North American and the UK. Join us to learn more about:
•The GDPR regulation and its impact to these 200 corporations
•GDPR readiness and the steps these companies are taking right now to become compliant
•Their current use and perception of data masking vs. synthetic data creation
•Their plans to purchase tools, train staff, and adopt new data generation techniques
Yaniv Yehuda, Co-founder and CTO, DBmaestro and Tim Mueting, Product Marketing Manager, CA Technologies
While databases are an essential part of any application, database changes and updates are often handled in separate, manual workflows, creating greater chance for error and delays in the continuous delivery pipeline.
With CA Release Automation and DBmaestro you can now easily orchestrate a comprehensive continuous delivery toolchain from development through production while seamlessly automating database changes directly within your application deployment workflow. With DBmaestro’s new Action Pack for CA Release Automation, you can:
•Eliminate error prone manual scripting for database changes
•Detect configuration drift visibility and conflicts
•Package, verify, deploy and promote database changes
Join Yaniv Yehuda, Co-founder and CTO DBmaestro, and Tim Mueting, Product Marketing Manager at CA Technologies, to learn how this exciting new integration with CA Release Automation helps you speed delivery and provide new levels of governance and tracking for your continuous delivery pipeline.
Walter Guerrero, CA Engineering Services Architect
Are you using an infrastructure configuration management solution and wondering how it fits with your continuous delivery strategy? Executing infrastructure as code should be part of an end-to-end, automated deployment and release process, enabling you to gain better visibility, control and governance—and reducing the time to resolve errors.
In this session, you will learn:
•How tools like Chef and Puppet Enterprise fit into an overall continuous delivery strategy
•How these tools can be even more effective when working alongside an application release automation solution such as CA Release Automation
•How CA Release Automation’s seamless, out-of-box integrations with Chef and Puppet work to execute recipes to verify and setup the underlying environment upon which the application being deployed will run (DEMO)
Creating seamless digital experiences for customers can require hundreds of systems and services to work together. Not only do you have to worry about your own internal systems, but now in the world of APIs and microservices you also have to worry about how these external systems are going to work with yours.
Testing dependencies on 3rd party services presents unique challenges. Many 3rd parties charge access fees for test interfaces and the availability and performance of the interfaces may not be the same as the production versions.
Learn how service virtualization can be used to:
•Virtualize 3rd party services so they are accessible all the time without fees
•Replicate production like dependencies for testing
•Reproduce production defects for faster remediation
•Eliminate scheduling conflicts and enable parallel development
•Generate virtualized data
Working in QA and testing has never been more challenging. Development is turning out new code faster than ever, and test backlogs just keep piling up. Errors that make it into production then need to be traced and fixed, adding to the backlog.
Discover how test automation, service virtualization, and test data management can help you make your testing more agile—and permanently eliminate the excuses.
You will learn how to avoid these common excuses with the following skills:
•The dog ate my data: Simplify test data management and increase test coverage
•That application was before my time: Automate tests for poorly documented systems
•Nobody told me that: Improve test case requirements with visualization
•I didn’t have time to test that: Accelerate testing with test automation and open source code
•It worked fine on my machine: Use service virtualization to create production-like test environments in minutes
Philip Howard, Bloor Research and Josh Taylor, CA Technologies
HP ALM offers a great tool for managing and executing tests, and can form the cornerstone of a solid DevOps framework. However, DevOps involves far more than just tooling.
This webinar will demonstrate how to import BPM models to CA Agile Requirements Designer and further convert them into an active flowchart. Optimized tests can thereby be derived directly from the BPMs, bringing the business and IT into close alignment and eliminating manual effort. If the BPM changes, difference and dependency analysis and can be used to identify its impact on the system, automatically updating test assets.
Featuring Philip Howard of Bloor Research, this webinar will show you how the right tooling, processes and culture can fully automate testing, and how testing can be embedded within a success DevOps pipeline, driven by the design phase.
By attending this demo, you will understand:
- Why traditional testing techniques might not be suited to DevOps, with manual test design and maintenance creating delays and allowing an unacceptable number of defects
- How a requirements driven approach can eliminate many of the testing bottlenecks within a DevOps framework, while avoiding the “information hops” which degrade quality
- How to automate test case design, data provisioning and maintenance, building a re-usable library of test components to accommodate rigorous testing within a DevOps framework
Anand (AK) Kameswaran, Product Manager, CA Technologies
APIs and Microservices have become the new universal language of business and the backbone of an organization’s digital strategy. Many leave performance testing of APIs to the end, test only the entire system, or skip completely. There are many good reasons for this - lack of access to systems, inability to isolate an API, complexity of systems - but none matter to your customers. What matters to them and your bottom line is that your APIs work as the user expects them to.
Service Virtualization can help you shift left by enabling API functional and performance testing at the component level. This session discusses:
•The Case for API Performance Testing at the Component Level
•Challenges with Traditional Approaches (Stubs and Mocks)
•Core Benefits of Using CA Service Virtualization for API Performance Testing
•Key advantages of CA Service Virtualization
New approaches like DevOps or the adoption of a Digital Transformation strategy are meant to make life easier and simpler to creating quality applications faster with better quality and at lower costs, but do they? Maybe. They’ll help put structure in place for team collaboration or deliver an experience your customers won’t forget, but development teams still face the constraints of development through deployment. From Application Development, Testing and Deployment organizations and their customers have had to deal with ineffective service delivery, compounded by the silos of development, system administration, and operations.
CA solutions for Continuous Delivery and Agile Development can help you eliminate constraints across the software delivery lifecycle (SDLC), allow developers, testers and performance teams to work in parallel for faster delivery and more reliable outcomes, all the way through deployment and feedback from IT Operations – CA Technologies categorizes this in three disciplines Parallel Work Streams, Quality Acceleration and End-to-End Automation. Get the information you need when you need it in these thought provoking sessions live or on-demand.
Join this webcast channel to receive updates, best practices and advices from industry thought leaders on how to eliminate constraints across the software delivery lifecycle (SDLC), allow developers, testers and performance teams to work in parallel for faster delivery and more reliable outcomes, all the way through deployment and feedback from IT Operations.