Service Virtualization and API Testing

Cynthia Dunlop

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Without an enterprise-level automated solution for ensuring the integrity of APIs and API-driven composite applications, organizations risk: Brand erosion as faulty software drives away customers Time-to-market delays that diminish market share Exposure to legal liability associated with application failure Failure to comply with applicable regulatory standards and technical contracts API Testing solutions help organizations reduce the risks, costs, and resources associated with exposing and consuming APIs. The application of API Testing solutions can range from very simple ad-hoc or reactive efforts to highly-complex test environments driven by business risks. Ad-Hoc API Testing With ad-hoc API testing efforts, no formal process or tool is used to unit test or exercise the API. It is assumed that the API is exercised via manual testing of the UI. Ad-hoc API testing c... (more)

Play Service Virtualization Lingo Bingo

Let's be honest. The papers and articles from leading service virtualization vendors (us included) are using so many of the same terms and catch phrases that it's becoming difficult to distinguish one service virtualization solution from the other—that is, until you're actually hands on with the service virtualization technology deployed in your unique environment. If we can't escape it, we might as well have some fun with it . . . join us for a round of Service Virtualization Lingo Bingo! How to Play Service Virtualization Lingo Bingo Print out the Parasoft Service Virtualization... (more)

Case Study: Service Virtualization in a VMware Environment

One of the New Zealand government’s largest departments is migrating its software testing platform from the physical world to the virtual world, empowering its development teams to create and launch new testing environments in minutes. This revolution enables testing to commence at a much earlier stage and allows multiple projects to be tested in parallel. Not only does this reduce the time taken to complete projects, it also significantly improves both their quality and reliability. The government agency has over 1000 employees spread across multiple offices throughout New Zeal... (more)

Theresa Lanowitz on Solving Age-Old Problems in the Enterprise

By Noel Wurst, Managing Editor at Skytap This article was originally published on the Skytap Blog Noel: Hello, this is Noel Wurst with Skytap and I am speaking with Theresa Lanowitz today, who is the founder of voke. Theresa is going to be giving a keynote at this year's STAREAST conference on May 8, in Orlando, Florida. The keynote is titled "Extreme Automation: Software Quality for the Next Generation Enterprise." I wanted to speak with her about what exactly extreme automation involves, trying to define the "next generation enterprise," and to find out more about what she does... (more)

Service Virtualization Case Study

Service Virtualization Case Study: Cloud-Based Continuous Access to a Highly-Restricted Government System An education portal application developed by a European non-profit organization links students to the higher education institutions where they wish to study, as well as to the government agency that helps them finance their education. When educational institutions want to develop and test transactions involving this portal, they need access to the behavior of the interconnected government agency’s system—however, this system is not readily available for testing. Service Vir... (more)