Sheffield Test Gathering: Event 10

Sheffield Test Gathering LogoSheffield Test Gathering: Event 10

Date: 17th June 2014 events #sheftest 


At the Rutland Arms

What is Continuous Delivery?

Continuous Delivery is a software development discipline where you focus on building software in such a way that it can be released to production at any moment. It focuses on techniques and process that allows software to be developed to a high standard, easily packaged and deployed, resulting in the ability to rapidly, reliably and repeatedly push out new features and bug fixes to customers at low risk and with minimal manual overhead

Many businesses are adopting Continuous Delivery because the frequent releases and low risk nature of these releases can provide a competitive cost advantage. This is particularly important in a world where many businesses can only exist and survive and are defined by software based systems.

Following straight on from the talk will be having an open discussion on how can testing activities fit into Continuous Delivery. With Continuous Delivery focusing on small batch sizes and being able to release at any time Testing can become a bottleneck. The Testing the community took some time in establishing practices for Agile projects and this is the communities chance to engage and establish practices early on.


Alan Parkinson is poacher turned gamekeeper having started his career 14 years ago as a developer and then moving through the tester and operations roles to now be founder and CEO of Hindsight Software. Some of you might know him for his work on BDD and automated checking techniques but he is really interested in improving the overall software development process. This has resulted in his strong opinions on the tribalism and silos around software development roles and their impact on the software we deliver.


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