Why You Should Be Testing in Production

Testing in production is essential if you want to test software as rigorously as possible.

Why? While testing early in the pipeline (i.e., shift-left testing) is necessary and highly encouraged, it’s simply not enough on its own. Companies practicing agile testing methodologies and building a disposable infrastructure are ready to perform testing in production, which is sometimes called shift-right testing.

By testing in production, you build another level of confidence in releases after performing various checks in a live production environment. Testing in production allows the company to see how an application reacts to newly pushed code changes in the wild. It should become a significant component of your future application quality strategy going forward.

Below, I explain why it’s important to test in production, then offer tips for developing a shift-right testing strategy.

Session Takeaways:

  • What Are the Advantages of Testing in Production?
  • What Are the Risks?
  • Potential Testing in Production Tactics

DevOps Strategy
Location: TBD Date: April 11, 2018 Time: - Greg Sypolt