Mass.gov: Making Releases Boring!

Melissa Rossi

This is a talk about the steps and changes that are needed to move the testing and release process from a fully manual one to an automated process. We will talk about the benefits of automating as well as discuss some of the issues we had implementing these changes into our codebase and workflow. We’ll begin by reviewing the process that was already in place and step through the process of adding new pieces to make the testing fully automated within the release process. The attendees will come away with a better understanding of the benefits of adding automation to their testing and release processes. They'll also learn some tips about how to get buy-in from the business side by showing the benefits as well as offering a clearer sense of how much time and effort it will take to make these changes.