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)
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)
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)
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)
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)