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Adapt Process and Improve Your Codebase to Accelerate Releases in CI/CD

Summer is a time of relaxation for many, with folks traveling around the world on summer vacations, firing up the BBQ for neighborhood block parties, or simply spending some time relaxing poolside. However, this time of year can be one of the most stressful for engineering organizations. The holidays are just around the corner, and many companies are gearing up for the high volume of [...]

Sauce Tech Talk - How Environment and Feature Management Can Help You Achieve CI/CD and Testing Excellence

As a member of the Sauce Labs team, I am lucky to work with our customers as they embark on their continuous testing journeys. Teams of all sizes have undergone massive shifts in their development practices, mainly through the rise of Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Delivery (CD) as ways to deliver features more quickly to their users. However, they quickly realize that in order to [...]

Summer is Here! Can Your CI/CD Pipeline Bring the Heat?

As the temperatures start to increase this summer, we know that a lot of teams are seeing the heat increase in their development pipeline. Every engineering leader is asking the question, “How do we release better code, more quickly?” And CI/CD has proven to be the answer to consistently deliver innovative digital experiences to their customers at faster speeds. However, should you be [...]

Sauce Labs and CI/CD – Adding Sauce to Your Pipeline

In the bad old days of software development, developers and testers were placed on different teams and often siloed. This created frustration and long feedback loops as developers "threw" builds and features "over the wall" to testers on a different team. With the advent of modern software development practices, this is fortunately changing; testers and developers are working collaboratively, [...]

Practical Tips for Getting More out of CI/CD Test Automation

More may not always be better. But in the world of test automation, it is. If you’re already automating some of your software tests, you likely want to reap even more from test automation. If that describes you, keep reading. This post discusses various strategies for getting more out of automated testing — including but not limited to automating more tests. What are the goals of test [...]

Choosing a CI-CD Tool
Posted by Greg Sypolt in Continuous DeliveryContinuous IntegrationGuest Blog Posts

There is a plethora of CI/CD tools available. They’re all designed to do the same basic thing. Their costs are similar (many are free), and they are all, for the most part, easily accessible. That begs the question: How do you pick which CI/CD tool to use? I’ll explain in this post. There are five things to keep in mind when choosing the right continuous integration and delivery [...]

Best Practices for Customer-Centric CD
Posted by Michael Churchman in Continuous Delivery

Along with software updates, there is one thing you should always be delivering as part of your continuous delivery chain, and that is customer satisfaction. To put it bluntly, if you are in the business of developing or maintaining software that people will use (or that they will interact with in some way), then you need to take into account what those people like or dislike about your software, [...]

Architecting for CI-CD
Posted by Jim Holmes in Continuous DeliveryContinuous Integration

Being effective with Continuous Delivery requires a significant change to how features are built into a system’s architecture. Fast Management of Environments Fast-moving teams can’t wait to get environments for builds and testing in place, nor can they wait for already overloaded DBAs to manually inject data or schema changes. This need for speed requires changes to how [...]

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