Software testing in the age of cloud—new ideas and opportunities


Software testing in the age of cloud—new ideas and opportunities


Software testing isn't glamourous, but it's critical. It's also often misunderstood or siloed. However, DevOps has highlighted the importance of testing and the cloud has transformed the testing process, making it faster and easier and freeing up resources to focus on human-centric testing.

Software testing in the cloud—new ideas and opportunities

Testing has always been a critical component of good software development practice. However, it’s often short-shrifted or siloed. As a result, app performance can suffer. In this episode of the podcast, Mike Kavis and guest, mabl’s Lisa Crispin, discuss the evolution of testing and how new development ideologies like DevOps have shed light on the importance of testing. Lisa also talks about how the cloud has transformed software testing by making it faster and automating much of the process, so that testers can focus on crucial human-centric testing such as security and accessibility testing. Lisa also touches on how cloud-native apps changes the testing process and gives her advice on how companies can learn more about testing and use that knowledge to improve their software delivery process.

Disclaimer: As referenced in this podcast, “Amazon” refers to AWS (Amazon Web Services) and “Google” refers to GCP (Google Cloud Platform).

By automating all this drudge work, we have time to do the important thing that we need our human brains and eyes and ears and fingers for.Lisa is a testing advocate working for mabl, helping the testing community learn about DevOps and continuous delivery, and helping the agile and DevOps communities learn about testing. She is also the co-author of four books on the software testing process.

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