Naturally, regression risk increases as organizations shorten production cycles to accelerate stable releases. This path often involves a refocusing of software quality practices on effective stability management. In a CI/CD pipeline, it is critical that feedback come from CI/CD tools that deliver actionable insights about any issue that may impact function and customer experience.
The most effective feedback comes from CI/CD tools that capture real world scenarios: this means going beyond unit testing. While unit testing in a CI/CD pipeline is limited to checking discrete functions that do not require significant application logic, data-driven and end-to-end API testing captures real world scenarios by checking entire API consumer flows, and can do so early by mocking APIs.
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