It’s 8:00 p.m., and you’re looking to complete a sprint to push out a net new cloud-native application. You make the deadline, but sending the application to the testing group takes two more weeks to push first to deployment and then to ops. Considering the time it took to develop the damn thing from idea to ops, agile development just is not … well … agile.

What went wrong? The problem is today that not enough automation exists for testing and deployment of cloud-native applications, and thus those pesky people must get involved in the testing process, which slows things down and brings in the likelihood of more errors. Moreover, there are not enough testers who understand what cloud-native applications testing should be, thus the latency is figuring out the approaches and mechanism for testing.

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