I’m Parveen Khan and I’m a Senior Test Engineer at Square Marble Technology.I am very passionate about testing and very keen on learning new things so I can use it in testing and deliver better quality. I am always interested to share my testing lessons learned or experiences in the form of stories. I have gone from being a solo test advocate to building up a team of 4 testers. I have been part of a few transitions like – waterfall to agile, agile to DevOps, from testing on monolith to microservices architecture. Apart from work, I’m a super mom of two lovely kids.
Exploring a DevOps Transformation Like a Tester
Just when we, as testers, got a handle on what Agile means for us, the landscape changed yet again to a DevOps culture. Words like continuous integration (CI), continuous deployment (CD), and pipelines are now ones we’re hearing on a daily basis. As a tester, I’ll admit, I had no clue of what these words meant, and how was I to change the way I tested to fit within this DevOps culture.
Researching about DevOps provided some information, but it was still fuzzy how testing fits into this process. As opposed to panicking about yet another shift in culture, I decided to approach this with a tester’s mindset and explore it just as I would a new application.
In this talk, I’ll share my journey of how illustrating models to visualize and understand CI/CD pipelines helped me; my various phases of exploration of the DevOps culture; and the thoughtful questions that I posed at each phase to learn more about this methodology. I’ll also share how my new understanding of DevOps influenced my decisions on which automated tests should be contributed to the CI/CD pipeline and at which stages.