What is Service Virtualization?
To achieve "quality @ speed", it's essential to have unrestrained access to a
trustworthy and realistic test environment. It is important to recognize that
a complete test environment includes the application under test (AUT) and all
of its dependent components (e.g., APIs, 3rd-party services, databases,
applications, and other endpoints).
Service virtualization is an emerging technology that provides DevTest teams
access to a complete test environment by simulating the dependent components
that are beyond your control, still evolving, or too complex to configure in
a test lab. Service virtualization is commonly used when dependent components
connected to the AUT are:
Not yet completed or still evolving Controlled by a 3rd party or partner
Available for testing only in limited capacity or at inconvenient times
Difficult to provision o... (more)
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
Accelerate Agile and Parallel Development with Serv... (more)
Service virtualization undeniably benefits the development process, but it
can be both a blessing and a curse for developers. Minimizing the burden that
"shift left" can place on developers is key to achieving maximum acceleration
of delivery cycles.
Service Virtualization's Shift Left Benefits the Development Process
Service virtualization's potential to "shift left" testing is relatively
well-accepted throughout the industry. With simulated test environments
eliminating constraints that commonly delay or curtail testing efforts,
testing can begin earlier. And, as we all know by... (more)
By Wayne Ariola, Parasoft Chief Strategy Officer
It's a great time to be in the business of delivering software. Today, every
business needs to leverage software to differentiate its products or
services. So, like it or not, every business is in the software business.
This theme resonated at the SDLC Acceleration Summit that occurred May 13th
in San Francisco. The sold-out event offered the real-world experiences of 18
industry leaders, from analysts to architects, who have been challenged to
deliver better software faster.
A number of topics seemed to percolate frequently in the int... (more)
Integrate Service Virtualization, API Testing and Test Lab Management
We're excited to announce Parasoft's latest release: a consolidated platform
uniting API testing, service virtualization, and test environment management.
The new release is designed to help organizations "shift left" the testing
effort and accelerate the SDLC to meet the growing time-to-market pressure
for software applications.
The ability to rapidly develop and continuously execute end-to-end tests-even
in complex or frequently-evolving environments-is essential to accelerating
application delivery while mi... (more)