Role in Company: Senior QA Engineer
Country: United Kingdom
2. Configuration Management tools (Puppet, or alternatives) are useful for all testers (not just automated, not just at scale). Control ALL the things!
I will describe my experience of challenges and successes in adopting Puppet (and other configuration management tools) into the QA processes at a medium-sized UK software house (WANdisco).
I will cover both the larger picture of how DevOps made a huge difference to how testing was executed (stable automation, greatly reduced system setup time, more fungible teams, equivalency between manual and automated testing, etc); as well as giving examples of how Puppet (or alternative software) can be extremely useful just at your own workstation, today.