Guest Post by Greg Sypolt
When people hear the name Gannett they often think about our national brand, USA TODAY. But we also have 109 local media organizations across the United States.
Each month more than 110 million unique visitors access content from USA TODAY and Gannett’s local media organizations, making us the largest U.S. newspaper publisher by total daily circulation.
Dealing with that many brands makes building, testing, and deploying our applications a massive undertaking. I also oversee 30 teams and one of the biggest challenges is that we don’t have a lot of QA resources.
With the manual tests we were running before, something would always go wrong during testing. Errors quickly added up and caused delays in our releases. It was taking weeks to release to production instead of the days or even hours it should have.
Our goal is to try to align our automation technology stacks with the application technology stacks so the developers can own some of that responsibility of quality. I knew that in order to achieve that quality and scale, we’d need to automate our testing.
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An Efficient Release Made is a Penny Earned
by Greg Sypolt
Everyone wants to save money and deliver faster, right? Even so, you would be surprised how many software development organizations still do not practice continuous integration. They still depend heavily on expensive manual testing. Is your software development organization ready to change, to deliver faster with built-in quality and fewer meetings to boost productivity?
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