Do You Test Your Deployments Like You Test Your Application?
By Piotr Gaczkowski, IOD expert
Almost every modern programming language comes with some testing support built-in. Yet, there aren’t so many frameworks for testing servers and deployments. “Wait a second,” you might be thinking right now. “Servers and deployments aren’t code. They should be provisioned by IT operations, not tested along the application lifecycle, right?”
Unfortunately, the answer is, “No.” What used to be a separate job left to dedicated specialists is evolving in an agile manner. When development happens fast, there is no room for separate stages of development, testing, and deployment.
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