Continuous Integration (CI) allows developers to integrate code into a shared repository, enabling rapid code development, testing, and deployment. The entire concept of CI, in a nutshell, is to create super-efficiencies and so go to market faster. It has revolutionized the entire development process.
Sounds great right? Well, most companies that implement CI get it partially correct. They put together the CI puzzle but usually leave a piece out. That missing puzzle piece is automated testing.
Testing is a critical component of CI but if you are still doing it manually, you are shortchanging the entire process. Testing without automation creates a bottleneck in the CI process. Automating the testing process enables each integration to be verified by an automated build and automated tests.
As companies transition from older methods of overnight batch testing to a Continuous Integration model, Ascert continues to lead the market with its payments testing technology.
Seamless access to message-based tests and their results is now possible in the most commonly used CI platforms such as Bamboo, Jenkins, Team City, Azure, Gitlab CI, when using Ascert’s VersaTest product set. This approach allows for faster testing, better reliability, greater visibility of success and failure points, and ultimately increased customer satisfaction.
If you have implemented CI or are thinking about adopting this practice in your organization, don’t forget one of the most important pieces. Contact an Ascert Associate for more information on automated testing that works with any CI system.
“Asking experts to do boring and repetitive, and yet technically demanding tasks is the most certain way of ensuring human error that we can think of, short of sleep deprivation, or inebriation.”
~ David Farley