How Developers Balance Speed and Quality

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DevOps Implementation

Understand the broader implementation of DevOps.

DevOps is important in both technology and culture. It means that there is an introduction of an agile workflow, which breaks down the silos between individual teams to implement the same technology best practices across teams. By having one DevOps practice across the board, it is much easier to ensure that technologies such as performance testing can be applied whenever and wherever needed. Before DevOps and agile, all performance testing needs were routed through a separate team (and thus an organizational bottleneck). That goes away with autonomous small teams.

When implementing new technology, there is often the expectation that the faster new innovations can be released, the better. Today's modern DevOps teams look for additional ways to automate and streamline the development process, in light of the rising pressure to innovate at a faster pace.

But oftentimes, speed comes at a price. New capabilities are not always bug-free the first time, which means taking the time to step back and make sure that the quality of the finished product is of a standard acceptable to your user base.

So how does a developer balance the pressure for speed with the need to ensure quality? There are multiple tactics and processes that go into ensuring that an application can work seamlessly, or handle a certain spike in usage or traffic pattern. With the help of the performance testing experts at BlazeMeter, we share common best practices for striking an appropriate balance to ensure that speed and quality is not an either/or choice.

 

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