When development and operations come together, it’s not always clear where quality assurance (QA) testing fits. Nonetheless, organizations need to decide quickly, because the trend toward integrating software engineers and other IT professionals into a single cohesive team—DevOps—is gaining momentum.
Gartner predicts that DevOps will become a mainstream strategy in 25 percent of Global 2000 organizations by next year. While the allure of DevOps has led to the rapid adoption of this new mindset, it’s important to stop and consider where testing fits into your operations. It’s about more than just automation. Manual testing, and exploratory testing in particular, plays a critical role.