STAREAST 2021 Concurrent Session : Implementing DevOps and Better Quality Releases with Continuous Testing


Thursday, April 29, 2021 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

Implementing DevOps and Better Quality Releases with Continuous Testing

DevOps is the hot cake in every sector and organizations are rethinking their tools, processes and culture in tune with DevOps. But DevOps is just as much about quality as it is about speed. While companies have adopted automation well and show figures like 75% automated regression tests, there is one catch. They are still unable to catch defects early enough. For companies that practice Agile and DevOps, testing has now become a part of the dev team’s role. But since testing has many dependencies like SIT, realistic data for UAT and interface responses, testing is not completed as part of the sprint cycle in time. Even with the best of intentions, this delays releases and compromises the quality. Continuous Testing goes beyond test automation and truly extends CI/CD. In a culture with CT, testing becomes everyone’s responsibility in the SDLC, right from the time user stories are created to the eventual release. Some strategies include building tests for requirements, optimizing with automation, service virtualization, using the cloud and creating production copies of environment.

Harshal Vora
QMetry Inc.

Harshal Vora is an experienced Product & Sales Leader with a strong passion for Technology and Business to solve Customer problems. He brings 10+ years of experience in product and solution engineering with track record in “value” based relationship building with Fortune 500 enterprises like ABN AMRO Bank, Kaiser Permanente, Next Era Energy, and many more.

In his current role as Director of Product, he is spearheading the Go-to-market strategy for QMetry Digital Quality Platform with a mission to empower enterprises deliver quality with confidence leveraging AI/ML. He is driving various product marketing and roadmap activities to deliver on QMetry's vision of becoming #1 AI enabled Digital Quality Platform.

Harshal is a big cricket enthusiast and follows his passion on weekends as Captain of a Bay Area professional cricket team. Harshal has completed Stanford LEAD Business Program from Graduate School of Business at Stanford and holds Master's in Electrical Engineering from San Jose State University to go with Bachelor's in Engineering from Gujarat University.