As the temperatures start to increase this summer, we know that a lot of teams are seeing the heat increase in their development pipeline. Every engineering leader is asking the question, “How do we release better code, more quickly?” And CI/CD has proven to be the answer to consistently deliver innovative digital experiences to their customers at faster speeds.
However, should you be sacrificing quality experiences for red hot speeds? No way! At Sauce Labs, we think you can have both. By optimizing your CI/CD pipeline to integrate with continuous testing, you can continue to release new features to your users faster, while also giving them the bug-free experience they demand.
Adding continuous testing best practices from the outset can enable the transformation to CI/CD by allowing code to move through an accelerated pipeline without testing becoming a bottleneck. To achieve this requires an entirely new set of features—testability features—built into the architecture itself, along with other changes to the way software is built. Without these changes, organizations typically struggle to see the benefits that CI/CD promise.
There are four main areas to consider when optimizing your CI/CD pipeline for continuous testing:
- Fast environment management
- Fast feature management
- Adapting processes
- Embracing codebase improvements
To help you turn up the heat on your CI/CD efforts, our team is presenting a series of technical papers and sessions discussing these four topics, and more! Learn more from the experts at Sauce Labs as we explore how true release velocity with CI/CD is not possible without the help of a well-defined and implemented continuous testing strategy. Each paper can be found at the corresponding links above, and be sure to bookmark this page to keep coming back for more with weekly releases of fresh CI/CD content that keeps your head cool while release velocity heats up.