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Testing Workflow

In this step, Sam Guckenheimer will discuss how the workflow of testing changes in DevOps environments

Early and Timely Feedback

Automating testing from the very beginning of development provides developers with timely feedback that they can use to improve the application quality.

Speeds Up Software Delivery

Automated testing matches up the pace with continuous delivery cycles. It is not possible for manual testing to keep up the pace with the rapid release cycles in a DevOps organisation. Manual testing would be a bottleneck where time to market is critical. Automated testing comes with a much faster turnaround time.

Reduces Cost

Automated testing reduces cost significantly. Manual testing is an expensive exercise, and it could consume a large portion from the overall project budget, whereas the cost of automated testing is significantly lower.

Fundamental to Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery Approach to DevOps

Automated unit tests that get fired at every build are wired into the continuous integration system.


Automated testing increases confidence toward releasing a reliable application to end-users in the fast-paced DevOps release framework.


You can write tests once and run them repeatedly with varying configurations.

Robust Testing Architecture

When you think ‘test early and test often’ using automated testing, you essentially build a robust testing architecture that helps produce higher-quality software.

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