One of the business benefits organizations strive to achieve by implementing
a service-oriented architecture (SOA) or in utilizing Web services is the
opportunity to reuse business components. Asset reuse is one of the core
drivers of the SOA or Web service ROI calculation. Although leveraging the
service concept provides an avenue for application consolidation and reuse,
these same efficiencies also introduce a distinct level of business risk.
For example, in an architecture where multiple distributed applications
provide a business with a specific operation, should a single application
fail, the impact of the application downtime is isolated only to a limited
set of users. Conversely, the practices of application consolidation and
service reuse concentrate operations into fewer applications or perhaps a
single point of failure. As seen in the Figure 1, the impact o... (more)
No matter what industry you're in, software is increasingly becoming the
interface to your business. Organizations that are able to increase the speed
and quality of innovative software releases will capitalize on differentiable
competitive advantages; those that cannot will languish behind competitors.
Not surprisingly, many enterprises have begun flirting with the idea of
accelerating the SDLC to drive innovation through software. However, it's
critical to realize that there's an optimal balance between speed and quality
with software delivery-as with all engineered products. We... (more)
Now that Spring has sprung, there's no better time to revisit your new year's
resolutions for "waste" reduction.
The business demand for "more innovative software, faster" is driving a surge
of interest in DevOps, Agile and Lean software development practices.
However, today's testing processes are typically bogged down by weighty
burdens such as the difficulty of 1) accessing complete Dev/Test
environments; 2) acquiring complete, sanitized test data; and 3) configuring
the behavior of the environment to enable complete test coverage.
Fortunately, some strategic "spring cleanin... (more)
From the SD Times March Madness Tournament, to the list of new research from
voke, Forrester, and Gartner, to the most crowded sessions at key software
testing conferences, service virtualization was a hot topic throughout 2015.
Out of the 129 white papers, articles, videos, and case studies on Parasoft's
service virtualization resource center, these 10 were the most popular in
Service Virtualization Best Practices: Insights from Industry
Leaders: Industry experts share best practices about SV and topics such as
DevOps, Agile, cloud, performance testing, functional testin... (more)
Parasoft, a leading provider of Automated Error Prevention (AEP) software
solutions, recently had the opportunity to work closely with leading game
development organizations. Since game development differs from "standard"
development, we worked with game development organizations to develop
technical and process improvement strategies to suit the industry's unique
development needs. This article explores the challenges of developing
software for the game development industry, and describes the strategies used
to overcome them. The challenges and strategies discussed apply not onl... (more)