Implementing continuous testing in the CI/CD pipeline
DevOps is key for the continually changing business scenarios based on customer feedback, demand for new features, or shifts in market trends. A robust CI/CD pipeline ensures further features/feedback are incorporated in less time, and customers get to use the new features faster.
With frequent code check-ins, having a good testing strategy baked into your CI/CD pipeline ensures you close that feedback loop with quality. Continuous testing is essential in balancing the CI/CD pipeline. While adding software features rapidly is good, ensuring that the features adhere to good quality is achieved by continuous testing.
Unit tests form the most significant amount of your testing strategy. They typically run on the developer's machine and are the fastest and cheapest. A general rule of thumb is to incorporate 70% of your testing efforts in unit testing. Bugs caught at this stage can be fixed relatively quickly, with fewer...