Posts Tagged 'Devops'

InflectraCON 2022 - Major Take Aways

June 27, 2022

InflectraCon 2022 - Inflectra’s Global Agile, DevOps & Testing conference took place this year on May 5-6th in Washington, DC, the home of Inflectra headquarters. This year’s event featured Spira training, four great keynotes, two full, substantive conference tracks with speakers from around the world, and a Partner Summit. 

Thanks to everyone who attended InflectraCon 2022! In this article, we'd like to recap some of the major themes and key takeaways that we all learned from the event.

 

 

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Recap: Agile+DevOps West in Las Vegas 2022

June 20, 2022

The #teaminflectra attended the Agile DevOps West conference on Jun 15th and Jun 16th in Las Vegas. As a gold sponsor, #teaminflectra was a proud contributor to the #agiledevopscon that had 3-day pre-conference tutorials, 4-conference keynotes, 18-industry technology presentations, 36-talks, and 1-day Agile + DevOps Leadership summit. Dr. Sriram Rajagopalan (@agilesriram) also presented his unique approach to the importance of #businessagility in one of the industry technology presentations on Wednesday. In addition, there was a large expo hall for attendees to benefit from the numerous interactions and product demos of various sponsors.

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Spotlight on Spira 7.0 - Data Synchronization Usability Enhancements

June 14, 2022

We are very excited about the upcoming release of Spira 7.0 in July 2022. In previous articles we've described some of the new plugins and integrations coming to SpiraTest, SpiraTeam and SpiraPlan in this release as well as the new SpiraApps extensibility framework that lets us create in-app extensions for the first time. However in addition to this new infrastructure, we have also updated our existing data synchronization platform to improve the ease of use and simplify the setup process for administrators and users.

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Spotlight on Spira 6.16 - GitHub, GitLab and CircleCI Webhook Integrations

April 7, 2022

The upcoming release of our Spira platform includes the long-awaiting support for integrating several different DevOps Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) pipelines into Spira, including GitLab, GitHub and CircleCI. The first phase of this integration enables this support by using the ability to configure Webhooks in the three products that send the results back to Spira. We have added special API endpoints in Spira that understand each webhook format and can read the results appropriately.

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Reviewing the 25 Best DevOps Tools for Agile Projects in 2022

March 14, 2022

Ever since the Belgian consultant project manager and an agile practitioner, Patrick Debois, coined the term “DevOps” to resolve the conflict, “It is not my code; it’s your machines,” increasing the transparency of the integration and interaction between business and technical people, the DevOps framework has played a pivotal role in the end-to-end responsibility. Numerous tools have entered this 8-step framework bringing their unique expertise in specific areas, while others have played within the ecosystem touching more than one segment of this framework as part of the more extensive application lifecycle management.

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Sneak Peek on 2022: GitLab Pipelines comes to Spira

December 13, 2021

As we start preparing for 2022, we will be providing some information on our plans for 2022, including some previews of planned functionality in our Spira and Rapise platforms. One of the key plans for 2022 is a closer integration of our Spira platform with GitLab. We already have source code repository and issue tracking integration, but the planned enhancements for 2022 include support for GitLab CI Pipelines.

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SpiraPlan Azure DevOps Pipelines Support ADO Releases

December 9, 2021

During a recent demonstration of the SpiraPlan integration with Microsoft Azure DevOps (ADO) we had a customer ask us if the integration between SpiraPlan and Azure DevOps Pipelines for continuous integration and continuous deployment worked for both the development build pipelines and the release deployment pipelines. This blog explains the difference and demonstrates how SpiraPlan can integrate with both kinds.

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Sneak Peek on 2022: GitHub Actions comes to Spira

December 2, 2021

As we start preparing for 2022, we will be providing some information on our plans for 2022, including some previews of planned functionality in our Spira and Rapise platforms. One of the key plans for 2022 is a closer integration of our Spira platform with Microsoft GitHub. For those monitoring the Microsoft DevOps ecosystem, Microsoft is making a strategic shift away from its legacy Azure DevOps (ADO) in favor of GitHub. In fact, the latest versions of Visual Studio will be favoring GitHub over Azure DevOps.

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The DevOps Dance - Continuous Testing: Shift Left & Shift Right, Get it Right!

March 30, 2021

One of the criticisms of the term DevOps is that on the surface, it doesn’t contain a reference to testing or quality. Continuous Testing is the answer to this criticism, outlining how testing in a DevOps toolchain happens in fact continuously from the Plan stage all the way through to Release and Monitoring. In our new whitepaper, we explain the principles of Continuous Testing and delve into the ideas of Shift-Left and Shift-Right testing that are key parts of the approach.

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Spotlight on Spira 6.7.1 - CI Build and Source Code Diff Enhancements

January 13, 2021

We are excited about the next release of Spira 6.7.1, due to be released in early February. This new version includes some usability enhancements for viewing the differences between changes in large source code files as well as a major overhaul of the continuous integration (CI) build details page. These enhancements streamline the viewing of CI builds and verifying the code changes included in each CI build.

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Spotlight on Spira 6.7.1 - Source Code Pull Requests & Code Reviewing

January 11, 2021

We are excited about the next release of Spira 6.7.1, due to be released in early February. This new version includes new source code Pull Requests functionality that lets development teams leverage the existing tasks feature in Spira to more easily track the different code branches. The Pull Request tasks are used to help teams review the code before they are merged into the main development branches (develop, master or main depending on your branching and merging methodology).

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Spotlight on Spira 6.7 - Integrated Source Code Difference Viewing

November 10, 2020

We are excited about the next release of Spira 6.7, due to be released in early December. As mentioned in the previous article on the new release, a key area of focus in this new release is improving the experience and functionality for developers and development teams. With that in mind, we have revamped the source code management module, and for the first time, there is now a native code difference viewing capability in Spira.

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Spotlight on Spira 6.7 - Enhanced Source Code Management

November 3, 2020

We are excited about the next release of Spira 6.7 that is due to be released in early December. This new version has lots of general enhancements, bug fixes, and improvements to baselining. However, a key feature of this new version is a completely revamped Source Code Management module. Our company's mission is to enable Harmony between developers, testers, and managers, and this new release is focused heavily on the needs of Developers.

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Why You Shouldn't Miss InflectraCon 2020 Virtual

September 8, 2020

On September 29 - October 2, 2020, Team Inflectra is throwing the biggest event of the year - its annual, global user conference -  InflectraCon™!

In 2020 InflectraCon is delivered virtually, with all talks available on demand for 24 hours on each of 4 conference days!

In 2020, InflectraCon's focus is on agile software testing and DevOps using the Inflectra platforms: SpiraTest, SpiraTeam, SpiraPlan, and Rapise. Designed to meet the training and self-improvement needs of Inflectra's users, the conference proudly offers over 75 hours of learning through a wide variety of opportunities:

  • 4 days of virtual learning with over 80 on-demand sessions accessible by all from midnight to midnight each conference day
  • 8 Keynotes by renowned international speakers
  • 4 Workshop blocks with over 30 sessions on QA, Program Management, Automation & Administration with Inflectra Platform
  • 3 Advanced Topic blocks with over 20 sessions we the Inflectra experts dive deep into each platform to help you leverage their various capabilities
  • 22 thought-leadership talks across four thematic streams
  • a dozen Inflectra Case Studies and "How-To" Talks
  • 3 half-day certification & accreditation courses from ICAgile and ASTQB
  • networking, and more!

Tickets start at an unbelievable $79.99!

Get your ticket today!


 

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Spotlight on Spira 6.5.2 - Visibility of User Stories through the DevOps Toolchain

July 1, 2020

One of the focus areas in the upcoming release v6.5.2 of SpiraTeam and SpiraPlan is to streamline and improve the process for managing code within Spira, and providing better traceability between source code revisions, CI builds, DevOps pipelines, and Spira artifacts such as requirements, user stories, tasks, defects and change requests. In this article we describe some of the enhancements coming in the next version.

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Spotlight on Spira 6.5.1 - Program & Portfolio Enhancements for DevOps

June 10, 2020

As we get ready for the upcoming release of SpiraTest, SpiraTeam, and SpiraPlan, we'd like to introduce some of the new functionality that will be available in this release. This release builds on top of the new program and portfolio management views in v6.5 and adds some new features and reporting widgets.

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TeleTesting Part Two - One Month Later

May 7, 2020

It was only about six weeks ago that we wrote our first article on TeleTesting, our suggestions for dealing with the sudden move to teleworking and distributed agile teams, and how to ensure that high-quality, well tested software is still released. It seems like an age since that article was released, with changes in lifestyles and working patterns that will probably persist for most of this year. In this article we check in to see how it has been going.

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TeleTesting - 10 Tips for DevOps and Software Testing while Teleworking

March 19, 2020

During the last couple of weeks, the world has been turned upside down with the onslaught of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. As part of our response plan, we have moved Inflectra to 100% telework to reduce the chance of community transmission. A lot of newspapers and blogs have great tips about how to work remotely and stay sane and be effective. However, we have found there are some specific tips that make things easier for software development teams working remotely - TeleTesting if you wish!

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SpiraPlan Brings Harmony to Jira and Azure DevOps

March 5, 2020

During our InflectraCon conference last year, one of the key themes was Harmony, and how Inflectra's software and products can foster harmony in the software development and testing lifecycle. One of the key ways we do this is by making it easy for teams to work in their favorite tools and have the data be available to other teams seamlessly. Many customers have teams using a combination of different Atlassian Jira instances, Microsoft Azure DevOps instances and other tools. In this article I will be discussing how such heterogeneous environments can benefit from SpiraPlan.

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Recap: #UKSTAR and Swiss Testing Day 2019 - Inflectra Meets QA & DevOps Professionals in Europe

March 29, 2019

Team Inflectra were pleased to sponsor the 2019 UK STAR conference in London and annual Swiss Testing Day / DevOps Fusion earlier this month. We met a lot of inspirational speakers, visited some of our key customers in the UK and Switzerland and learned a lot about the business needs and opportunities for customers adopting Agile and DevOps practices across northern Europe in general. We have included some of the highlights in this blog.

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Recap: #OATSolutions - Inflectra Meets the Agile Community in Brazil

October 1, 2018

We were pleased to support and attend the annual OAT Solutions customer summit in São Paulo, Brazil last week. It have us an opportunity to connect with all of the team working at OAT, as well as meet customers and potential users that are interested in SpiraTest, SpiraTeam, and Rapise from Inflectra. We also got time to see the amazing city that is São Paulo, and sample some of the local delights.

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Which test management tools provide integration with Selenium & CI tools?

September 5, 2018

Someone on Quora asked the question - "Which test management tools provide integration with Selenium & CI tools?". When I read this question, it was interesting, as we do get this question quite a lot, and the answer does depend a lot on which flavor of Selenium your are talking about, and which CI tools in particular you want to use.

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GitLab Plugin Now Available for Spira

August 16, 2018

At Inflectra, we love making our customers lives easier. That’s why we make it easy to use other tools in conjunction with ours. We’re really excited to announce a brand-new integration with a product we all know and love – GitLab

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DevOps Using SpiraTeam, Jenkins and TaraVault (Parts 2-7)

April 23, 2018

We decided it made more sense to release the entire DevOps blog as a single whitepaper, so in this paper, will be discussing some best practices and lessons learned about how to implement DevOps (Development + Operations) using the Inflectra platform in conjunction with other tools such as Jenkins. This is based on some experiences we've had internally implementing DevOps in the past 2-3 years as well as feedback and suggestions from our customers.

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The Future of Enterprise Agile Planning

March 20, 2018

In a recent survey, we were asked to give our thoughts and ideas as to what the world of Agile software development would look like in 5-years time (2023). In this blog we discuss some of the challenges and innovations, provide some predictions for the future, and explore three vignettes of that future world.

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Moving from Subversion to Git

March 13, 2018

Late last year we decided to migrate our core applications - SpiraTeam, KronoDesk and Rapise - from our legacy on-premise Subversion server (that we had been using since 2007) to our own cloud hosted TaraVault service. We realized we should always be using the same services as our customers, commonly known in the industry as "eating your own dogfood". If we didn't like something in TaraVault, we would be motivated to change it!

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DevOps Using SpiraTeam, Jenkins and TaraVault (Part 1)

December 18, 2017

In this new blog series we will be discussing some best practices and lessons learned about how to implement DevOps (Development + Operations) using the Inflectra platform in conjunction with other tools such as Jenkins. This is based on some experiences we've had internally implementing DevOps in the past 2-3 years as well as feedback and suggestions from our customers.

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How Many Tools Does It Take to Set Up A TestOps Environment With Selenium?

August 3, 2017

We set ourselves the challenge. If we want to use JavaScript (arguably the most popular programming language in 2017) and Selenium WebDriver to create an integrated testing framework (often called Testing Operations or TestOps for short), how would we do it, and what tools would we need?

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DevOps make way for TestOps…

February 18, 2014

In Waterfall we build specifications, in XP, Scrum and Agile we develop user stories. Either way there is always a process of defining what could be called requirements for an application and its functionality.  What we would like to suggest is to not only define requirements for the development of this application, but to develop requirements for testing and store its artifacts as a part of the whole ALM methodology. Read More