Continuous testing

Continuous testing for agile delivery teams

Without continuous testing there is no continuous delivery

Continuous testing is a critical part of the handoff between development and IT operations. Successful Agile teams using DevOps practices fully integrate testing into their software development lifecycle. Continuous testing provides project teams with continuous feedback and enables them to test earlier, with greater coverage removing traditional testing bottlenecks such as unavailable test environments. IBM’s comprehensive continuous testing solution covers UI and integration Test Automation, performance testing and Service Virtualization, ensuring that customers can approach all of their DevOps testing challenges with confidence.

Continuous Testing

Continuous testing, along with collaborative development support the evolution of a business idea into a high quality software solution by applying lean principles, facilitating collaboration among all stakeholders, and striking the optimal balance between quality and time to market.

If the objective is to accelerate delivery of higher quality software, organizations need to test continuously as these enable continuous delivery.

Continuous testing requires organizations to:


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Additional eBooks

Service Virtualization for Dummies
Discover service virtualization and how it fits into the big picture of software quality. In this book, Service Virtualization For Dummies, IBM Limited Edition written by industry analysts Marcia Kaufman and Judith Hurwitz, learn how to deliver higher quality software by increase the efficiency and effectiveness of your testing processes while reducing testing downtime and testing cost.

DevOps For Dummies
Today’s fast-moving world makes DevOps essential for any business aspiring to be agile and lean, in order to respond rapidly to changing customer and marketplace demands. DevOps helps you achieve continuous delivery of software-driven innovation and this book helps you understand DevOps and how your organization can gain real business benefits from it.


  • Shift Left to better business results: Speed delivery of higher quality software

    Shift Left to better business results: Speed delivery of higher quality software

    Join Glyn Rhodes, IBM Product Manager for Integration Testing and Service Virtualization solutions, as he demystifies what a shift left approach to testing is all about.

Additional Webcasts

Integration Testing and Service Virtualization in a WebSphere Environment

Learn how Rational Test Workbench's integration to the WebSphere family allows teams to test earlier, reduce cycle times, and accelerate delivery.

Using Discovery to accelerate testing and virtualization

Join Nick Portalski, IBM Development Manager for Integration Testing and Service Virtualization solutions as he explains the rationale for using various discovery techniques and explains how their use can accelerate project initiation making it possible to reduce testing cycles and mitigate risk.

Continuous Testing with Urban Code Deploy and Rational Test Workbench / Rational Test Virtualization Server
Join Stephen Rowles, Architect for IBM Rational Integration Tester, as he explains how to enable Continuous Testing by combining Urban Code Deploy, Rational Integration Tester, and Rational Test Virtualization Server.

Test Transformation: A key ingredient for Agile Software Delivery
Watch this webcast to hear Janet Gregory, coauthor of Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams, share how Testers can get involved earlier and help build quality into the software being developed.

WhitePapers & eBooks

  • Test early, test often. Continuous testing as part of the DevOps lifecycle

    Test early, test often. Continuous testing as part of the DevOps lifecycle

    Continuous testing is an effective quality management method that can help testing teams keep up with agile development. This paper explains the methods and approaches that can enable continuous testing as part of the DevOps lifecycle.

Additional Whitepapers

Continuous Testing: Principles, Practices, Prerequisites
Deferring testing is a major flashpoint because it is likely to lengthen and seriously delay delivering a finished application on time and within budget. Read this paper and learn how shifting testing to the left and testing continuously can accelerate delivery of higher quality software to the market.

Service virtualization is a Game Changer for Mobile App Development and Testing
Read this paper to learn how testing continuously and service virtualization can accelerate delivery of higher quality mobile apps with reduced risk.

Where do Testers spend their time?
Explore where today’s testers are spending their time, what obstacles they most often encounter, and where they think their attention should be focused

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  • Shift Left Testing: The Key to Delivering Quality Software at Speed

    Shift Left Testing: The Key to Delivering Quality Software at Speed

    Join Marianne Hollier, Master Certified IT Specialist, as she explains what Shift Left Testing is all about and what IBM offers to help organizations embrace a shift left approach to software quality.

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DevOps Innovation Services: Continuous Testing

Dramatically reduce the time and effort required to deliver quality results. This service delivers automated testing workflows that, combined with advanced analytics and metrics, deliver excellent results.

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