In this current day and age of Agile, Devops and Cloud it is all about going to production ASAP. One of the bottlenecks I noticed is the tedious and slow Develop-to-Production cycles that happen when working on a project with a classical Develop-Test-Acceptance-Production approach. Especially the part where T and A cause significant slow-downs because of numerous reasons.
This is the story about me and my team, where we took the bold move to skip the Test and Acceptance environment by directly going from Development to Production to speed up the delivery while still ensuring quality and mitigating customer impact. I will talk about some of the common problems there are with Test and Acceptance and what kind of solutions we use now as a replacement for these environments. I will cover the lessons learned and the things we could still improve on.
With this talk I hope to inspire you on how to break with conventions while still delivering the highest quality software and improving your team’s performance so you can deliver your software quickly and confidently.