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9 Big Mistakes DevOps Teams Make

There are plenty of benefits to be gained from a move to DevOps, but here are some mistakes that you really want to avoid so you can get those benefits.
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1. Emphasizing speed over quality

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Many organizations adopt DevOps because they want to decrease the amount of time it takes them develop and deploy new code. However, experts say that increasing speed at the expense of quality is a big mistake. After all, it does little good (and possibly some harm) to release applications faster if those applications don’t function as intended.

To keep quality high, experts advise that development teams conduct testing as early in the development process as possible, a practice often described as “shifting left.” Yet few development teams seem to be adopting this philosophy. “Testing Trends in 2017,” a Dimensional Research report commissioned by Sauce Labs, found that only 19% of development teams follow the best practice of writing tests alongside code when they check it in.

Cynthia Harvey is a freelance writer and editor based in the Detroit area. She has been covering the technology industry for more than fifteen years. View Full Bio

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