Shift-Left Performance Testing for Shift-Forward Quality
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
RecordedJul 26 201654 mins
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Aruna Ravichandran, CA; Chris Riley, Fixate.io; Kelly McCartney, Jewelers Mutual Insurance; Dan Rice, CA
The pressures of the app economy mean that improving velocity and delivering optimal customer value must live at the heart of every organization’s digital transformation strategy. As a result, businesses are transforming the way in which they design, develop, and deliver applications so they can offer higher quality apps to customers, faster than ever before. Agile and DevOps practices have become critical to success.
This panel discussion with thought Leaders and customers moderated by Aruna Ravichandran, VP, DevOps Solutions Marketing at CA Technologies, will cover how the Agile and Devops practices help businesses respond to changing market dynamics with speed and confidence; and get to market faster with high-quality products that customers want.
Matt McComas VP of Business Platform Operations, GM Financial
Nearly two years ago, GM Financial (the finance arm of General Motors) set out implement a new continuous delivery (CD) practice in order improve their loan process and better serve their customers. Since then, they’ve been fully committed to improve delivery times and software quality by driving CD adoption within their company. Working with Dev, QA, and Ops, they have collaborated to improve their software factory and have been automate thousands of deployments, and have driven down the time it takes to process loans two weeks to one day. And according to GM Financial, they are just getting started.
Silvia Prickel Managing Director, Enterprise Quality and Release Management, United Airlines
Just one short year ago, United began the journey towards zero-touch automation. Relying on CA Release Automation, United evolved from a manual, one-per-month release cycle with low test coverage to 4-7 releases a month with fully automated test cases including full regression, security scans, and load testing. During this time, they have seen a 20% improvement in productivity and saved over 22,000 hours of manual testing to date. And the transformation continues. United has a clear picture of success, and continues to work toward a fully automated continuous delivery organization inclusive of tools, processes, and cultural transformation.
Nicole Forsgren CEO and Chief Scientist at DevOps Research and Assessment (DORA)
Quality and efficiency rule the day. Forsgren will detail how ongoing advancement of DevOps and Continuous Delivery practices has redefined culture and reinvented workflow – while providing some of the specific formulas and metrics useful to quantify related costs and measure resulting ROI.
Jeff Scheaffer, SVP & General Manager, Continuous Delivery Business Unit, CA
Utilizing agile and DevOps practices together holds the key to digital transformation. Scheaffer will share the results of a primary research study that shows the power of combining agile and DevOps together. Additionally, Jeff will outline the tools required to achieve true continuous delivery—by enabling development, testing and release to occur continuously, and concurrently.
Forrester VP and Principal Analyst, Diego Lo Giudice and Dan Rice, Agile Advisor, CA Technologies
The Global Agile Software Application Development Online Survey from Forrester Research, Inc. shows that a third of firms have been practicing agile for more than five years, and 54% have successfully scaled their Agile practices to more than half their teams.*
People who practice agile methods often talk about "pulling quality forward." This and other agile tenets (delivering early and often, reducing batch size, inspecting and adapting, creating a collaborative culture and focusing on customer value) are designed to help organizations get valuable, high-quality features out the door, fast. But they can't happen just in engineering: agile succeeds as a mindset that's systemic throughout your organization.
Join CA Technologies and guest speaker Diego Lo Giudice, Forrester VP and Principal Analyst in Application Development + Delivery to find out how YOU can help make your business an agile business by implementing agile both upstream (through your business portfolio) AND downstream (through testing and operations).
If you're ready for a strategic, collaborative approach to delivering value to customers, then you won’t want to miss this webinar.
*Forrester Research, Inc. “The 2015 State Of Agile Development: Learn From Agile Expert Firms,” August 2015
Alon Girmonsky, VP & Founder of BlazeMeter, CA Technologies
With next-gen, SaaS-based performance testing, you can address all aspects of application resiliency to meet peak performance demands. You now have an easy-to-use, free-to-try continuous testing tool that offers 100 percent compatibility with open-source testing engines like Apache JMeter, Selenium, Gatling and Locust.
Hear from Alon Girmonsky Founder of Blazemeter as he discusses how you can democratize testing to accelerate continuous delivery.
Keith Puzey, Senior Engineering Services Architect, CA Technologies
Organizations are under tremendous pressure to bring innovations to market quickly, with more speed, higher quality, and reduced risk and cost. This can only be achieved with an integrated and open continuous delivery ecosystem that provides automation throughout the software development lifecycle, enabling you continuously develop, test and release. CA’s integrated, open, end-to-end continuous delivery ecosystem enables you to develop, test and release—continuously.
Simon Poulton, Senior Presales Consultant, CA Technologies
The Application Economy requires Continuous Delivery but many organizations are at different levels and in this talk, Simon goes through the journey to Continuous Delivery as well as its Ecosystem and Workflow.
Rob Stroud, Principal Analyst at Forrester, and Dana Boudreau, Senior Director of Product Management at CA Technologies
In the application economy where traditional business is being disrupted, velocity, agility, quality and customer experience is critical for enterprises to drive differentiation to remain competitive. While many believe that DevOps is only for startups and unicorns, forward-thinking organizations are focusing on unlocking the potential of their mainframe investments to drive their Business Technology culture, leveraging DevOps practices including agile development, automated CI/CD pipelines, testing and release automation, to deliver differentiated products and services.
Join guest speaker Rob Stroud, Principal Analyst at Forrester, and Dana Boudreau, Senior Director of Product Management at CA Technologies, for an in-depth discussion on how bringing DevOps to the mainframe can challenge traditional development methodologies, delivering code faster with greater quality in responding to escalating market demands.
Jonathon Wright, Director of Digital Assurance, CA and Ray Arell, Founder and Principal Coach, nuCognitive LLC
Time-to-market pressures are unrelenting, at the same time, product complexity and technical challenges keep increasing. In this environment, you need to offer solutions that solve the right problem for the right consumer at the right time and the right price.
Join this session for an introduction on the concepts around 'Solutions Thinking' to address how teams balance business, usage, and technology to amplify higher value delivery.
Get insights to the supporting methods and mindset that will be needed to deal with this complexity with overviews of Agile, Lean, Cynefin, and other methods to improve delivery performance.
This session receives you 1 PDU credit and is good until Feb 22, 2018.
Are you burdened with regulatory mandates that require the proper compliance controls and audit trails? Do last-minute security updates hold-up your application releases—or more problematic, have you missed security patches that impacted the business?
In this 30-minute webcast:
-Discover what it means to shift your security thinking left and incrementally improve security as part of your continuous delivery practice.
-Learn how you can apply the right levels of governance, gain end-to-end transparency and ensure full auditability of your releases.
-See how an Application Release Automation (ARA) solution like CA Release Automation enables you to deliver applications with the agility and speed required by your business while enabling you to stay in control.
At the end of this webcast, you’ll have insights into how to mitigate digital risks as you apply continuous delivery practices.
For organizations with legacy and/or proprietary applications one of the biggest challenges to automating more tests can be the failure of test automation tools to recognize objects. In addition to identifying objects finding a tool that can automate testing across all the different protocols of these applications can also be a major challenge.
During this webcast we’ll share with you two stories shared at CA World from GM and Williams Energy on how they were able to accelerate testing by shifting to an API strategy. During the session we’ll cover how CA’s DevTest solution help clients:
•Shift testing from the UI to the API
•Decrease maintenance efforts and run times for regression tests
•Use a single tool to automate testing across the full stack
•Incorporate testing into continuous integration efforts
In addition to talking about GM and Williams energy we’ll also share additional real world stories on how others have adopted DevTest to delight their management teams and increase speed to market.
Regan Walker Director of DevTest Presales CA Technologies
By continuously delivering new features and releases, an organization can better meet the demands of consumers and outmaneuver its competitors. Test automation helps these efforts greatly, but how do you get access to all the systems and services a team needs to continuously test throughout the software development lifecycle?
This is where service virtualization comes into play. You can test and develop under realistic conditions without needing to access production systems, purchase hardware or software for test environments, or pay third-party access fees.
Watch this session to discover why service virtualization is a critical component of any continuous delivery strategy. You will learn how to:
- Create lifelike copies of APIs, services, and systems
- Get access to all the systems you need to run your tests
- Vary and control run conditions
- Shift left in your development and testing while using service virtualization
Many companies are investing heavily in automation. Good high quality automation is key as companies move towards a successful DevOps model. The problem is that automation scripts can be very brittle and tend to not cover or test the entire application. They are also very difficult and time consuming to keep up to date.
See how you can design, create and update automation scripts as well as their associated test data and end points.
Alan Shimel, Devops.com and Aruna Ravichandran, CA Technologies
DevOps best practices are evolving rapidly, allowing organizations to build, test and deploy applications at a faster pace, and higher quality, than ever before. At the same time, honing the complex skills required to embrace DevOps on a wide scale is no easy feat in even the most forgiving environments, let alone the typical enterprise.
Alan Shimel interviews Aruna Ravichandran, co-author of the new book “DevOps for Digital Leaders”, about the cultural and technical strategies employed by today’s leading practitioners as they seek to “Reignite Business with a Modern DevOps-Enabled Software Factory”.
Learn more about:
o The current state of play as today’s enterprise organizations expand use of agile and DevOps methodologies across their entire applications lifecycle.
o Specific case studies highlighting those techniques that allow leading practitioners to further embrace and accelerate software delivery.
o Emerging DevOps ROI metrics that have proven extremely useful in enabling organizations to measure and increase their overall success.
Regardless of where you stand in your DevOps transformation today, you’re bound to benefit greatly from this detailed analysis of real-world adoption and use cases.
Traditionally, test data management has involved copying, masking, and subsetting production data. While masking data does offer production-like data, it’s also slow, complex, and often error-prone, increasing the risk of sensitive information making it to less secure test environments.
View this event to discover how synthetic data generation can create realistic test data that contains no sensitive information. What’s more, this test data will contain the negative paths, future scenarios, and outliers not typically found in production, providing the data needed to maximize test coverage.
You will also learn:
-The drawbacks of using production data in testing, from compliance to provisioning time and quality
-How data visualization can be used to identify any data missing from production needed for rigorous testing
-How masking can be combined with synthetic data generation to plug any gaps in test data
Jonathon Wright, Director, Digital Assurance, CA Technologies and Paul Gerrard, Principal, Gerrard Consulting
User expectations are shifting faster than ever and yet are set higher than ever before. The software landscape is therefore evolving rapidly to deliver higher quality software at an ever-greater pace. Testing must be able to keep up and move away from a traditional Core IT approach. Shifting to an Adaptive IT model calls for a new practice that requires accelerated communication, collaboration, integration, measurement and automation.
Whether you label this as Digital Transformation or not, understanding the detail of this journey is an essential part of every organisation's journey to becoming a Digital Enterprise.
Together with Paul Gerrard, Jonathon Wright will define what Digital Transformation is, its complexity and its risks, what Digital Assurance is from the process angle and then they’ll look at how models are being at the heart of testing, creating an essential ’blueprint’ for test design.
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.