Slow Down to Speed Up: Continuous Quality Assurance in a DevOps Environment


Bill Childers

DevOps is one of the newest and largest movements in Information Technology in the past few years. The name DevOps is a portmanteau of “Development” and “Operations” and is meant to denote a fusion of these two functions in a company. Whether or not your business actually does combine the two functions, the lessons and tools learned from the DevOps movement and attitude can be applied throughout the entire Information Technology space. This eBook focuses on one of the key attributes of the DevOps movement: Quality Assurance. At any point, you should be able to release your product, code or configuration—so long as you continue keeping your deliverables in a deployable state. This is done by “slowing down” to include a Quality Assurance step at each point in your workflow. The sooner you catch an error or trouble condition and fix it, the faster you can get back on track. This will lower the amount of rework required and keep your team’s momentum going in a forward direction, enabling your group to move on to new projects and challenges.

New Relic