New Rules of Engagement for Product Quality: Testing-as-a-Service in a DevOps Culture


Traditional testing has generally meant a siloed activity, charged with ensuring shippable product quality. It has also been synonymous with words like ReleaseBlocker, ShipStopper and looked upon as a required time drain in product deployment life cycle. In most cases, without the proper process and cultural thinking in place, testing is still thought of as a blocker to shipping code.

In the DevOps world of modern micro-service based architecture and cloud based apps, this traditional thinking has long since been replaced with faster and more fluid testing practices. But what if testing is reimagined as a service that can be harnessed by other product services to ship higher quality code. Since the beginning of SignalFx, Testing-as-a-service has been the core to how we build, test, and deploy production-ready code. In this talk, I outline the thinking behind this concept and highlight how we’ve successfully embraced TaaS.

Speaker

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Ram Jothikumar

Ram has been in the software industry for over 15 years, with a background in DevOps/Tools/Automation. At SignalFx, Ram leads the Infrastructure and Engineering Services team, which is responsible for building tools/frameworks that empower rapid deployment of quality code while maintaining a high level of site reliability. Before SignalFx, he led the NSX Scalability/Performance team at Nicira and VMware.