Service Virtualization and API Testing

Cynthia Dunlop

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Here are the 10 most-requested assets from Parasoft's service virtualization resource center in 2012: Service Virtualization Maturity Model: Read Parasoft's Service Virtualization Maturity Model, which helps IT organizations set realistic expectations for adopting and optimizing service virtualization. Test Environment Access Report: See the results from a recent survey about the test environment access constraints that developers, testers, and performance test engineers face—and how that impacts the risk of application failures. Accelerate Agile and Parallel Development with Service Virtualization: This eBook introduces a new way to break through common dev & test roadblocks using a new technique that expands service virtualization. voke Parasoft Virtualize Snapshot: This 12-page report from voke media analyzes Parasoft's emergence into the Lifecycle Virtualization ma... (more)

Service Virtualization Definition

What Is Service Virtualization & Why Does it Matter? A recent blog by Hurwitz & Associates analyst Marcia Kaufman defines service virtualization: “Service virtualization is used to simulate the behavior of components in an application so you can perform an accurate and timely test in a world of complex interrelated applications. Production services that may not be available for integration testing can be virtualized so the testing can take place at an appropriate time in the software development process.” Kaufman also explores the benefits of service virtualization: “One of the b... (more)

Top 10 Service Virtualization Questions from Gartner AADI

Parasoft has been showcasing our Service Virtualization solution at Gartner AADI this week. Since there's been so much interest in service virtualization, we thought we would take this opportunity to share the most frequently asked questions. 1. What is service virtualization? According to Wikipedia, service virtualization is "a method to emulate the behavior of specific components in heterogeneous component-based applications such as API-driven applications, cloud-based applications, and service-oriented architectures. It is used to provide software development and QA/testing ... (more)

How to Ease API Testing Constraints | @DevOpsSummit [#API #DevOps]

Ensuring API integrity is difficult in today's complex application cloud, on-premises and hybrid environment scenarios. In this interview with TechTarget, Parasoft solution architect manager Spencer Debrosse shares his experiences about the top API testing issues that organizations encounter and how automation and a DevOps team approach can address them. The following is an excerpt from that interview... What makes testing APIs challenging? When you're building an application, you're not just using your own APIs or your own internal applications. Instead, you have to rely on a wide... (more)

Deploy and Destroy Complete Test Environments

Sick of others telling you when you can and can't test? Tired of bureaucracies that make getting useful test data more difficult than a complete government overthrow? Are territorial disputes preventing you from accessing all the dependent systems and services you need for testing, configured the way YOU want? Don't take it sitting down - fight for your freedom to test on your own terms! With service virtualization, containers, and cloud, you can spawn whatever complete test environment you want, at your beck and call. Join the Test Anarchy: Deploy and Destroy webinar Thursday March... (more)