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
Service virtualization is a revolutionary new technology that helps you brea... (more)
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)
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)
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)
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
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)