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Slams! Overwhelms! Wreaks Havoc! That’s the sort of language used in headlines describing El Nino’s initial advance on California—and it’s just as applicable to DevOps’ impact on software testing. The constant deluge of new functionality undeniably creates a torrentia...
This love letter, penned by Jason English (cloud evangelist for Parasoft's partner Skytap), is featured in the Service Virtualization Best Practices: Insights from Industry Leaders guide recently curated by Parasoft.  Dear Service Virtualizati...
From Diego Lo Guidice's Continuous Delivery Conference keynote: "Software really matters. Whether you are a software house, a bank, or insurance, you have to be excellent at developing, testing, and delivering software. That's why we keep talking about Agile, DevOps, ...
The transition to Agile at a leading financial services company meant that their Development organization was reorganized into many smaller cross-functional (dev/test) groups.  Ironically, this effort to speed up the SDLC actually introduced new delays. One exampl...
In 2015, the demand for faster application delivery drove a surge of interest in DevOps and Agile development. Many organizations are indeed delivering innovative new software to the market faster and more frequently. Yet, based on the number of software failures now making...
Rising adoption DevOps and Continuous Delivery in 2015 led to the recognition that delivering quality at speed requires a marked shift from GUI testing to API testing. Why?  According to industry experts, including Forrester and Gartner:  ...
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 cas...
With today’s DevOps and “Continuous Everything” initiatives, teams need the ability to assess the risks associated with a release candidate—instantly and continuously. Maybe that's why 2015 seemed to be all about Continuous Testing, from conferences, to analyst research, to...
"Even if you've got a Maserati, you need a good driver who knows how to drive it. Speed is important, but safety and accuracy are also key" – Bob Aiello Parasoft recently hosted a "Continuous Testing in the DevOps World" webinar featuring Bob Aiello, Technical Edito...
By Alan Zeichick Get Ready for Bimodal IT. That’s the message from the Gartner Application, Architecture, Development & Integration Summit. It wasn’t merely a casual message. Bimodal was a veritable drumbeat, pounded home over and over again in keynotes, classes, and o...
When engineering any kind of system, checking for and fixing errors early and often significantly reduces the amount of downstream work added to the project. In the world of software engineering, there are a few methods for ensuring that applications function as expected...
Parasoft has been showcasing our Continuous Testing platform at Gartner AADI this week. Since there's been so much interest in Continuous Testing, we thought we'd take this opportunity to share the most frequently-asked questions...and our responses to them...
It's safe to say that "static analysis" probably won't be a topic of discussion of most families' Thanksgiving feasts this week. Nevertheless, many software development professionals are immensely grateful that static analysis tools, embedded into a mature en...
Just because you can measure technical debt doesn't mean that you should. Before you start (or continue) measuring technical debt, it's important to recognize what business risks it could entail. CM Crossroads recently published a new Technical Debt a...
Just because you can measure technical debt doesn't mean that you should. Before you start (or continue) measuring technical debt, it's important to recognize what business risks it could entail. CM Crossroads recently published a new Technical Debt a...
In 1995, Parasoft developed static code analysis and automated unit testing technology that would help guide Java development for years to come. That technology would evolve and merge with additional functionality, culminating in Jtest, Parasoft’s development testing soluti...
In 1995, Parasoft developed static code analysis and automated unit testing technology that would help guide Java development for years to come. That technology would evolve and merge with additional functionality, culminating in Jtest, Parasoft’s development testing soluti...
What’s scarier than all the ghouls, ghosts, and goblins you’re likely to confront this weekend? If you're in the software business, you'll probably end up with more nightmares from the following stats than from any Halloween horrors… Only 50% of developers/testers are...
What’s scarier than all the ghouls, ghosts, and goblins you’re likely to confront this weekend? If you're in the software business, you'll probably end up with more nightmares from the following stats than from any Halloween horrors… Only 50% of developers/testers are...
Parasoft's Wayne Ariola presented the following paper at PNSQC 2015 last week...  Now that rapid delivery of differentiable software has become a business imperative, software development teams are scrambling to keep up. In response to increased demand, they are seek...
Parasoft's Wayne Ariola presented the following paper at PNSQC 2015 last week...  Now that rapid delivery of differentiable software has become a business imperative, software development teams are scrambling to keep up. In response to increased demand, they are seek...
Want hands-on experience with service virtualization—one of the most exciting new software testing technologies in years? Then don't miss this free Service Virtualization certification program led by Parasoft: the company who pioneered service virtualization in 2002.&n...
Want hands-on experience with service virtualization—one of the most exciting new software testing technologies in years? Then don't miss this free Service Virtualization certification program led by Parasoft: the company who pioneered service virtualization in 2002.&n...
Are you actively researching how service virtualization solutions might help your team or organization promote Agile, DevOps, and Continuous Testing initiatives? Or just curious why "service virtualization" seems to be everywhere you look in 2015—from the SD Times Mar...
At StarWest all day Wednesday—from the standing-room-only 7:15am Service Virtualization session (more on this later), to the lively Continuous Testing lunch table hosted by Adam Auerbach, to the conflicting 3pm Continuous Testing and Service Virtualization sessions that for...
At StarWest all day Wednesday—from the standing-room-only 7:15am Service Virtualization session (more on this later), to the lively Continuous Testing lunch table hosted by Adam Auerbach, to the conflicting 3pm Continuous Testing and Service Virtualization sessions that for...
How would your life change if you had a software development equivalent of Google Navigation or Waze...something that aggregates and analyzes a large number of disparate data points to help you chart the best path to your goal? Such systems do exist—they're called "Develop...
How would your life change if you had a software development equivalent of Google Navigation or Waze...something that aggregates and analyzes a large number of disparate data points to help you chart the best path to your goal? Such systems do exist—they're called "Develop...
Application security is software quality--defects that manifest as bugs more often than not expose security vulnerabilities. Moreover, the methods you use to ensure software quality, such as applying known programming best practices and performing risk assessments, are the ...
Application security is software quality--defects that manifest as bugs more often than not expose security vulnerabilities. Moreover, the methods you use to ensure software quality, such as applying known programming best practices and performing risk assessments, are the ...
With summer is coming to end, we thought this would a good opportunity to recap some of the most popular API Testing webinars you might have missed while on vacation... API Testing for JSON and REST Services The demand for greater mobile access is driving the shift from X...
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...
With Oracle middleware as the heartbeat of your application integration strategy, making a change to this infrastructure can have heart-stopping consequences. A migration to a new platform or a new version of the platform is even more precarious since new version features coul...
By Mark Lambert, VP of Product Management, Parasoft Modern applications are composite—aggregating and consuming private, partner, and public APIs at a staggering pace in order to attract and retain customers.  ProgrammableWeb reports that there are over 12,000 APIs publi...
Bovie Medical Corp. is a leading maker of medical devices and supplies as well as the developer of J-Plasma®, a patented new plasma-based surgical product. Bovie Medical is also a leader in the manufacture of a range of electrosurgical products and technologies. The Compa...
CM Crossroads recently published this API Testing article by Parasoft's Wayne Ariola and Cynthia Dunlop.... Imagine you're looking to get a used car for your teenage daughter. Ideally, a trusted friend or relative is willing to give you a great deal on a hand-me-down that you...
Why did Alaska Airlines receive J.D. Powers' “Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Traditional Carriers” recognition for 8 years straight, plus the “#1 on-time major North American Carrier” award for the last 5 years? A large part of the credit belongs to their software tes...
With a fragile test suite, the Continuous Testing that's vital to Agile development just isn't feasible. If you truly want to automate the execution of a broad test suite—embracing unit, component, integration, functional, performance, and security testing—during continuous in...
When average non-engineer consumers think of electronic systems in automobiles, they likely think of integrated GPS, infotainment systems, and probably some vague notion that there is a computer somewhere in the car controlling some of the safety features. Of course, the reali...
The evolution of agile or lean development practices such as DevOps has come from businesses demanding more differentiable software. With this need for speed, we cannot assume that yesterday’s practices can meet today’s demands. Moreover, there needs to be a cultural shift f...