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What's the Business Value of Service Virtualization? With today's interconnected applications, a complete and realistic test environment is nearly impossible to stage. However, without reliable access to a complete and reliable test environment, testing is delayed or curtailed. The result is that organizations risk: Brand erosion as faulty software drives away customers Delays in time to market which diminish market share Exposure to legal liability associated with application failure (security, reliability, performance) That's where service virtualization comes into play. How Service Virtualization Helps Service Virtualization, with its ability to simulate complex environments, is truly a game-changer. Service Virtualization is a method to simulate the behavior of system components in complex, component-based applications. Service Virtualization provides software deve... (more)

The Challenges of Developing Games & Other High-Resolution Graphics

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)

How Does Your Unit Testing Process Stack Up?

Unit testing is a cornerstone of successful Development Testing strategies and should be adopted by any organization seeking to reduce risks and costs over the application development lifecycle. As a primary quality gate, unit testing: Prevents the introduction of defects that would consume valuable resources if detected later in the development process. Reduces risks associated with faulty software, which may result in costly litigation, brand erosion, or even loss of life. Verifies the functionality of the application and serve as artifacts for compliance traceability. Unit Te... (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 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)