The opening keynote at Pipeline Conference, the yearly, non-profit, continuous delivery conference that took place in London on March 20th, 2018 was given by Elisabeth Hendrickson. Her words to us are still resonating:
There is no failure, only learning – an awful lot of learning
– Elisabeth Hendrickson
Where is Testing in CD?
Continuous Delivery is about integrating code and moving to production continuously. It’s a core principle in Agile.
Some 15 years ago, the idea of moving code to production fourthnightly or weekly was pretty cool. Today, deploying to production daily, even several times a day is the norm. To make it happen:
- Projects avoid branches and releases
- Instead development and delivery is happening in a flow
- Regression testing is largely automated to support the flow
- Production is monitored to detect problems before they happen
The question is where that leaves the job of exploring a product to learn about it?
I found an answer in London, but not just at the conference.