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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)

Accelerate the SDLC with Service Virtualization

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)

Spring Shape Up: Trim Your IT "Waste" to Accelerate SDLC Velocity

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)

Service Virtualization: Top Reads of 2015 By @WayneAriola | @CloudExpo #Cloud #Virtualization

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 2015: 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)

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)