The Guardian digital team have worked hard towards implementing Continuous Delivery, and now deploy hundreds of times a day. But if you ship this fast, you need to remove all obstacles to delivery. This talk looks looks skeptically at the role of testing in the world of CD, and asks “if can fix it quickly, why does it have to be perfect?”
It will look at how the move towards rapid deployment changed the way Guardian’s QA team thought about testing - and how they moved from being a conventional pre-release checking-and-testing function to being a team that considers quality in a much more broad sense.
It will then look at the tools and techniques that the Guardian’s quality team use in order to keep their product high without being slowed down by testing.
Sally Goble is Head of Quality at the Guardian, and has worked on almost every product that the Guardian has produced, from the glamorous to the offbeat. She has worked in software development for more than 10 years. In her current role, she is at the forefront of leading a change in the way the QA team thinks about improving quality of products - moving away from conventional testing towards more tooling and process changes. She is also one of fewer than 500 women to have swum the English Channel solo.