Service Virtualization and API Testing

Cynthia Dunlop

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The number and complexity of test environments that need to be accessed for an organization's various projects has become overwhelming. The challenge of providing rapid access to the necessary test environments with the appropriate configurations has recently escalated for a number of reasons: When testing transactions across today's composite applications, it's nearly impossible to avoid interacting with dependent applications that are evolving, unavailable, or difficult to access for testing. Organizations leveraging more iterative or agile development methods have multiple projects evolving dependent systems on different timelines. Some dependent applications, such as third-party applications and mainframes, are not feasible to virtualize or stage; they can be accessed only at tightly-controlled timeframes, with little time or freedom to configure them for the n... (more)

Case Study: Static Analysis Leads to 30% Fewer Defects

Thales Italia boasts a solid portfolio of products and technologies destined for both civil and military markets. They offer technological solutions that address the security and transportation industries (with expertise in railway signaling and protection/surveillance of critical infrastructures); in the defense division (with expertise in military communications and war electronics); and in the air traffic management field (with expertise in landing, navigation, and surveillance systems). Thales decided to apply static analysis via Parasoft's Development Testing Platform to it... (more)

Service Virtualization Case Study: Testing Faster and Earlier

To accelerate application release cycles, KPN needed to address a critical bottleneck in the testing process. Their end-to-end test scenarios interacted with dependencies controlled by other divisions and external entities, and gaining access to the required dependencies was a slow and frustrating process. Due to these test environment access constraints, testing efforts were regularly delayed and cut short. “Using Parasoft Service Virtualization to simulate the behavior of these dependencies, KPN can now test earlier, faster, and more completely—accelerating time to market whil... (more)

Be Thankful for Service Virtualization & Simulated Test Environments

To reduce the risk of business interruption in today's interconnected systems, organizations need to test across a complex set of applications, such as SAP, mainframes, third-party services, etc.. However, such systems are extraordinarily difficult to access for the purpose of testing. Service Virtualization provides simulated test environments that eliminate these constraints- enabling organizations to test earlier, faster, and more completely. Here are 10 specific reasons to be thankful for service virtualization... 10. Dev.QA control over the test environment inclusive of de... (more)

Continuous Testing: Neglected with Continuous Delivery?

A recent article by Alexandra Weber Morales in SD Times begins: In the race to implement continuous-or simply faster-delivery, emphasis on the build-and-deploy side has gotten most of the press, while continuous testing has languished, according to technology analyst Theresa Lanowitz. All too often, the first technologies associated with virtualization are VMware, hypervisors, Microsoft Azure or the cloud. "Part of the problem with service virtualization is that the word ‘virtualization' has a strong attachment to the data center. Everyone knows the economic benefits of server vi... (more)