DevOps and continuous delivery are only as fast as their slowest part. For many organisations, testing remains the major sticking point. It’s viewed as a necessary bottleneck, at fault for delaying releases, yet still unable to catch bugs before they hit production. One persistent, yet often overlooked, barrier is commonly at fault: test data. Data is the place to improve release velocity and quality today.
For many test teams today, test data delays remain their greatest bottleneck. Many still rely on a central team for data provisioning, before spending further time finding and making the data they need for a particular test suite. This siloed “request and receive” approach to data provisioning will always be a game of catch-up. Development is constantly getting faster, releasing systems that require increasingly complex data. Manually finding, securing and copying that data will never be able to keep up.
Delivering quality systems at speed instead requires on demand access to rich and interrelated data. With today’s technologies, that means “allocating” data during CI/CD processes and automated testing, making rich and compliant data available to parallel teams and frameworks automatically.
This webinar will present a pragmatic approach for moving from current test data processes to “just in time” data allocation. Veteran test data innovator, Huw Price, will offer cutting edge techniques for allocating rich test data from a range of sources on-the-fly. This “Test Data Automation” ensures that every test and tester has the data they need, exactly when and where they need it.
About the speaker: Huw Price is a test data management veteran and a serial entrepreneur, now founder of his fifth software start-up. Huw’s 30 years of experience in software delivery has brought collaboration with a wide range of organisations, large and small. He has crafted strategies and innovative technologies for test data success, on projects ranging from large-scale migrations from mainframe to open systems, to building best-of-breed test automation frameworks for microservices.
Date: 22nd of April
Place: Webinar, Link is sent after registration is done.
Speaker: Huw Price