In this age of digital transformation, testing is more than just a step or phase in the software development life cycle; it is an integral process that runs parallel to development. In the past few years, the testing industry has witnessed significant scaling due to the introduction of advanced technology. With the increasing application of artificial intelligence and automation, there were a few areas that successfully took testing to the next level, such as adoption of DevOps practices, tools, and applications, and test automation for web applications.
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As a tester, developer, or test manager, you must love shopping — specifically for test management tools? But the dilemma is that you have too many options, right? The pressure to vet software to make sure it is market ready is increasingly becoming complex and tricky, and vendors are not making it easy by providing a myriad of multifunctional test management solutions. Have you considered narrowing down your options with simple 'what can it do for me' pointers?
Why has self-service integration suddenly gained popularity among enterprises? Organizations today are dealing with voluminous number of applications, devices, and data introduced by cloud, mobile, big data, and the Internet of Things (IoT). With the advent of automation and continuous everything, the situation is likely to get more challenging. The biggest concern is that some of these applications are not even purchased through IT, which brings in the issue of central governance and monitoring. The current scenario is forcing organizations to pursue self-service integration; data scientists, power users, and business users, who are ideally citizen integrators, are embracing it.
Most companies today understand the importance of moving to a cloud-based integration model and the significance of connecting different applications and its impact on business transformation goals. But does this mean that they are ready to go full throttle and completely adopt cloud? A cloud-based Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) can work only if certain conditions are met — everything has to move off on-premises and the migration may have several implications. Everyone is moving toward hybrid integration; organizations that want to modernize their legacy systems and applications have adopted cloud-based applications at an alarming rate and do not want to make the complete switch to cloud, yet!
Application integration is setting out to be a major gamechanger in this digital age where enterprises are feeling the pressure to identify and deploy the right integration strategy. This has opened up an avenue for service providers to cater to varying integration requirements. With the increasing adoption of cloud-based integration, the rise in hybrid integration, the advent of IoT (internet of things) and data-centric integration in the backdrop of DevOps practices and digital transformation goals, 2018 looks like a year of rapid growth for application integration.
Let's face it — no single tool can offer all the capabilities to get you through your DevOps approach. You need to find the right mix of tools, strategies, and teams to suit their workflows and approaches. With 2018 projecting a movement for DevOps into mainstream implementation, this becomes even more relevant.
DevOps gets a jumpstart in 2018 with predictions of an early mainstream adoption and implementation. Analysts, IT leaders, and DevOps experts declared 2017 as 'the year of DevOps' and have predicted some major trends for DevOps in 2018. After digging deep and picking the brains of a few DevOps experts, we believe that DevOps will slowly enter the turf of mainstream adoption but it comes with barriers that may continue to exist through 2020. We can only be prepared for what's coming!
“The key to following the continuous delivery path is to continually question your own assumptions about what’s possible.” — Jeff Sussna
The benefits of DevOps are clear — high-performance, faster deployment, and quicker response to crisis. Businesses today are either getting started with DevOps or have it in pockets but find it difficult to scale up to an enterprise-wide implementation.
Twelve months can make a whole lot of difference! This year there was a momentum that strengthened our commitment to help businesses grow. As we wrap up and move forward to more adventures, we look back and reflect upon things that we love to do — making those who believed in us look brilliant.
In addition to continuous transformation, continuous learning, continuous delivery, continuous integration, and more, this year we focused on being a complete DevOps expert!
DevOps matters now more than ever! As the interest in DevOps and IT Ops continues on the upswing, businesses are finding ways to automate, streamline, and accelerate software development and delivery processes. Building software products and offering services that satisfy customer needs requires constant interaction with industry leaders who have exhibited high performance.
We made it easy for you and comprised a list of 16 interesting events and conferences in 2018, so you can plan ahead and create a convenient and value-packed schedule for your business.