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Agile + DevOps East 2021 - DevOps Automation

Wednesday, November 17

Craeg-Strong
Ariel Partners
W3

Bringing DevOps to an Entrenched Legacy Environment with the Kanban Method

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Innovative Silicon Valley companies like Etsy leverage DevOps and Continuous Delivery practices to achieve new levels of automation and agility, shrinking development lead times and deploying to production many times each day. However, many companies struggle to implement these practices for the legacy systems that run their core business. To make matters worse, the agile community offers relatively little practical guidance for implementing DevOps practices in legacy environments. Fortunately, the Kanban Method provides a practical way to gradually evolve these core systems towards...

Derek Ashmore
Asperitas Consulting
W10

Implementing DevOps Automation: Best Practices & Common Mistakes

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 11:45am to 12:45pm

Most organizations adopting the cloud have adopted DevOps automation to some degree or another. The primary reason is that continued manual maintenance isn't possible with the same staffing level and increased demand. In short, DevOps automation and cloud consumption are much more than just technology change. They require a fundamental rethinking about how we do things. It's common for DevOps team members to be negatively impacted by the changes others have made. It's common for team members to cause problems by making changes manually instead of through code. I've seen managers grow...

W11

Using ML to Optimize Automated Web App Testing with Real-World Data

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 11:45am to 12:45pm

Though test automation has made testing faster, quality teams struggle to prioritize end-to-end testing to maximize test coverage. It’s challenging to define the E2E scenarios similarly to unit test coverage, particularly when teams only have a small set of test needs outlined. The issue becomes even more complex when new application features are added since there’s no way to determine where more E2E tests are necessary. This talk explains how a ML engineer built and tested a new feature and how prioritization of E2E testing in Agile environments can be automated. Lauren’s team developed...

W19

Containerizing Tests In Your CI/CD Pipeline

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Managing your continuous integration server is an essential part of practicing DevOps, but it's easy to let it run away from you. Domain-specific languages, plugins, and configurations can result in servers so heavily customized that the test environment ceases to be replicable, and you become locked into your specific choice of CI server. Your CI server might not support the tool you're trying to use. Containerization is a simple way to push back against creeping complexity in your CI server. With containers, you can define configuration as code alongside your test, produce modular,...

Thursday, November 18

T11

Creating Test Stability To Achieve Continuous Delivery

Thursday, November 18, 2021 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

In our company, our automated tests were taking 30 minutes of execution time and the occurrence of flaky tests was just multiplying this time and reducing the confidence in the results. Our automated tests were maintained by various team members and some of them were not following leading practices - I needed to find out the root causes. I started my investigation and found the common issues were because of the environment, locators, coding practices, and a lack of knowledge sharing and code reviews. I improved our locators, coding practices, debugging, and simultaneously the developers...

Stuart Clark
Cisco Systems
T12

Instant and Automatic Network Configuration: As Easy as A-B-CI/CD

Thursday, November 18, 2021 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

The network used to rely on manual configurations, siloed and separated groups, and slow provisioning processes. Thanks to technology advancements, companies can now deploy code hundreds of thousands of times per day, quickly and accurately updating their network configurations and security policies. They can even instantly provision private circuits and SD-WAN from the branch/edge to cloud - and everything in between. NetDevOps automated continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD) allows the testing and validation to take place. SD-WAN is NetDevOps, agility, speed and...

Eran-Kinsbruner
Perforce
T17

Building a Winning Cross-Browser Testing Strategy with Selenium, Cypress and BDD

Thursday, November 18, 2021 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Digital channels are at the core of every business, however, with the growing technologies around web including progressive web (PWAs,), Responsive web and mobile, teams are required to build continuous testing into each and every build and within the cycle. Advancements in leading frameworks like Selenium and Cypress together with BDD (Cucumber) that supports both are positioned high in the priority of organizations as part of their shift-left of testing. In this session, Eran Kinsbruner will walk through the key benefits of both these frameworks, the main uses cases per persona and...

Chris-Riley
Splunk, Inc.
T22

Measuring DevOps Success with Pipeline Analytics

Thursday, November 18, 2021 - 4:15pm

Do you understand the value of “good” in DevOps? The software delivery chain is the app of apps. If your delivery chain is not up, running, and performant, nothing gets deployed. But how do you measure success? Do you actually know how well your DevOps automation is contributing to your company's bottom line? Chris Riley, DevOps Advocate from will explore the practice of pipeline analytics and demonstrate how tools like Dora and Flow metrics are tools for measuring the performance of your SDLC and the impact of DevOps on your business success.

Join to learn:

How pipeline analytics...
Nicolas Fränkel
Hazelcast
T24

Zero-downtime Deployment on Kubernetes

Thursday, November 18, 2021 - 4:15pm to 5:15pm

Kubernetes allows a lot. After discovering its features, it’s easy to think it can magically transform your application deployment process into a painless no-event. For Hello World applications, that is the case. Unfortunately, not many of us do deploy such applications day-to-day because we need to handle state. Though it would be much easier to have stateless apps, and despite our best efforts in this direction, state is found in (at least) two places: sessions and databases. You need to think keeping the state while stopping and starting application nodes. In this talk, I’ll demo how to...