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Wednesday, November 20 • 10:55am - 11:30am
Are You About to Break Prod? Acceptance Testing with Ephemeral Environments - Erin Krengel, Pulumi & Sean Holung, Nordstrom

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How confident are you that the changes you’re about to make won’t break production? In a world of Continuous Delivery, we need to be prepared for the fact that our code is going to production. K8s makes it easy to quickly deploy applications, so building pipelines with robust quality gates is vital. There’s a lot of emphasis on this, yet how to create a solid deployment strategy isn’t clearcut.

Erin and Sean will demonstrate a pattern for acceptance testing complex architectures, which verifies a K8s app properly interacts with its infrastructure. Leveraging ephemeral environments, these tests will validate as well as document the app’s business and functional requirements.

Utilizing infrastructure as code and K8s Jobs, they will demo how to create a comprehensive acceptance test suite that allows you to continuously deploy to production.

Speakers
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Erin Krengel

Software Engineer, Pulumi
Erin is a Software Engineer at Pulumi, where she works on their SaaS product. Previously she worked at Nordstrom on number of DevOps teams responsible for Go microservices, their infrastructure, CI/CD pipelines and production support. Most recently, she developed and architected key... Read More →
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Sean Holung

Software Engineer, Nordstrom
Sean is a Software Engineer at Nordstrom where he works on their event-driven Order Management System. Prior to Nordstrom, Sean worked as a Software Engineer at CenturyLink Cloud. There he worked on their internal monitoring product used to monitor infrastructure and applications... Read More →



Wednesday November 20, 2019 10:55am - 11:30am
Ballroom Sec 20CD - San Diego Convention Center Upper Level