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If you've had to test one of today's composite applications, you know that "access" has become one of the most daunting barriers to SDLC acceleration. Whether we're talking about access to dev/test environments or access to dependent applications, the ability to pull all the required pieces together in order to test thoroughly is equivalent to herding feral cats. If you haven't experienced this fun firsthand, consider this: our recent research revealed that systems under test have an average of  30 dependencies, but team members have consistent access to only 6.  The time available to access test environments is extremely limited (4 hour slots) and 30% of that limited time was consumed by configuration/setup tasks. Ultimately, testers had time to execute only 50% of the available test plan. Service virtualization is a revolutionary new technology that helps you brea... (more)

Top 10 Continuous Testing Resources in 2014 By @Parasoft | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Top 10 Continuous Testing Resources in 2014 As more and more organizations embrace DevOps, lean, agile, and other methods to increase efficiency and accelerate software delivery, it's not surprising that 2014 brought lots of interest in Continuous Testing. In case you missed them, here's Parasoft's list of the most popular Continuous Testing resources in 2014: Continuous Testing eBook: Continuous Testing provides a real-time, objective assessment of the business risks associated with an application under development. Learn how in this 44-page eBook. [INFOGRAPHIC] Continuous Testi... (more)

Why to Love Automated API Testing By @Parasoft | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

Top Three Reasons to Love Automated API Testing APIs and the "API Economy" are currently experiencing an outpouring of love from developers and industry experts alike, but it's just not trickling down to API Testing. If we want to to ensure that the business-critical APIs which are now so near and dear to our organizations are truly secure, reliable and scalable, it's time to start showering API testing with a little more love and affection. After all, API testing tools can provide some rather endearing benefits: Reduced develpment and testing costs Reduced risks Improved efficien... (more)

Continuous Delivery…of Faulty Software? By @Parasoft | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

With the need for speed driving continuous integration, continuous delivery, and continuous release, organizations across industries are experiencing a rising rate of regressions, integration errors, and other defects. Accelerated delivery is great—unless you end up placing the business at risk because your testing efforts just can't keep pace. Watch the on-demand How to Avoid Continuously Delivering Faulty Software webinar (co-hosted by Perforce and Parasoft) to explore best practices for reducing the risks associated with Continuous Delivery. The webinar covers: The top 4 best... (more)

Continuous Testing, Service Virtualization & Beer Tasting

Parasoft's business partner Skytap recently invited Wayne Ariola (Parasoft Chief Strategy Officer) to be a guest on their DevHops podcast. With Skytap's Noel Wurst moderating, Wayne and Skytap's Jason English chatted about continuous testing, service virtualization, and how SDLC acceleration is impacting quality—all while sipping and reviewing three beers of their choice. Listen to the 30-minute podcast to hear about: How quality and speed are no longer in a "host/parasite" relationship What's being overlooked in the user-story focused testing common with Agile What the business ... (more)