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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 Testing: This Infographic explains how Continuous Testing helps organizations accelerate the SDLC and release with confidence. The Relationship Between Risk and Continuous Testing: Learn about the relationship between business risks and Continuous Testing, misperceptions about Continuous Testing, ... (more)

Who's Responsible for SOA Quality in a Service-Oriented Architecture?

Service-oriented architectures are much different than our traditional siloed applications. SOAs span multiple tiers and multiple applications, their development lifecycles are multi-staged and highly iterative, and there are multiple parties impacted by both internal and perhaps external changes to the organization. Delivering a secure, reliable, compliant SOA, given these complexities, requires a different approach to quality. In a complex system, quality measures must permeate every aspect to translate into a quality deliverable. Architecture & Interface Consistency For exampl... (more)

Does Service Virtualization’s “Shift Left” Burden Developers?

Service virtualization undeniably benefits the development process, but it can be both a blessing and a curse for developers. Minimizing the burden that "shift left" can place on developers is key to achieving maximum acceleration of delivery cycles. Service Virtualization's Shift Left Benefits the Development Process Service virtualization’s potential to “shift left” testing is relatively well-accepted throughout the industry. With simulated test environments eliminating constraints that commonly delay or curtail testing efforts, testing can begin earlier. And, as we all know by... (more)

Podcast: Development Testing for Embedded Software

In the latest Techpost Media podcast, Parasoft Product Manager Jason Schadewald shares his insights on testing the software that drives embedded devices. Jason explains that the trick to great software testing is to avoid grand visions and ambition and simply start tackling each small test problem on its own. You can always stitch everything together into a complete testing process later. Listen to the 15-minute podcast Want Quality Software Testing? Lose The Ambition to learn why: Working with devices requires a different approach to traditional app development for web browse... (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)