Test automation is meant to reduce the cost of testing, improve quality, and shorten time to value. It is possible to achieve all of these. Test automation has never been a silver bullet, though. Many automation efforts fail because of inflated expectations, wrong tools, and poor implementation.
Year 2021 will be a year of DevOps. This means, it will be a year of automation, too, because there is no DevOps without automation. Sure, DevOps has been around for a decade already but there are, in fact, very few places that can honestly say they have DevOps in place. This is largely because of inadequate automation.
Speed is essential in today’s business. Some people even say speed equals to life, or at least to being alive.
Speed of software delivery always depends on testing. Look around, it takes a well thought, well written and well tested software to disrupt the market. Take any one of the components off the recipe and a business will lose its competitiveness in the market and dig its way to an early grave. This phenomenon has become rampant with the advances in technology. Currently, businesses are under intense pressure to deliver a continuously enhancing experience to the end user. They want to build better software faster and deliver it quicker than their competitors. Offering a product with superior quality faster lays the difference between growing your business or going out of business.
Qentinel has received a 420.000 euro grant from Business Finland as part of an larger international ITEA3 consortium, a transnational and industry-driven programme in the domain of software innovation. Goal is to develop DevOps quality analytics and visualization with help of AI.
One core tenet of DevOps is to make data-driven decisions to maintain high quality under the pressure of frequent production deployments. This calls for no-nonsense metrics and a DevOps dashboard that gives actionable insights on what you should fix to improve quality or speed, every day.