Service Virtualization and API Testing

Cynthia Dunlop

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Ignis Asset Management is a global asset management company, headquartered in London, with over $100 billion (USD) in assets under management. Ignis recently embarked on a large project aimed at outsourcing the back office as well as implementing the architecture and applications required to support the outsourcing model. "To meet the business's needs, a number of projects have to be developed and delivered in parallel," explained Aaron Martin, Programme Test Manager at Ignis. "However, we didn't have the resources, budget, and management capacity required to create and maintain multiple test environments internally. This limited test environment access impeded our ability to validate each application under test's (AUT) integration with third-party architectures. Moreover, our third-party providers also had limited test environment access, which restricted the time... (more)

Cloud Shifts the Burden of Security to Development

The following is an excerpt from an article that Parasoft recently authored for CrossTalk, an approved Department of Defense journal... Abstract The move to the cloud brings a number of new security challenges, but the application remains your last line of defense. Engineers are extremely well poised to perform tasks critical for securing the application-provided that certain key obstacles are overcome. Introduction This paper explores three ways to help development bear the burden of security that the cloud places on them: Use penetration testing results to help engineers determ... (more)

Top 13 API Integrity / Cloud Testing Resources of 2013

With the "API economy" dominating the headlines in 2013, it's no surprise that Parasoft saw a surge of interest in how to ensure API reliability, security, and performance. Here's a recap of the 13 most-accessed API Integrity resources from 2013: API Integrity: How Buggy Are Today's APIs? [Infographic] This infographic highlights some interesting findings from Parasoft's research on API Integrity... Today's API Economy: Why API Integrity is a Must! [VIDEO] In an API economy, the integrity of the APIs you produce & consume is more important than ever. Learn how to ensure the secu... (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)

Why Leading Companies Love Service Virtualization

Why leading organizations across financial, retail, communications, utilities, travel, insurance, and other industries fell in love with service virtualization... There are a lot of things to love about service virtualization. Just consider a few of the many exciting findings from voke's recently-released  service virtualization research: 36% of respondents achieved a greater than 41% reduction in production defects 46% achieved greater than 41% reduction in total defects 20% achieved more than 2X the test coverage 26% achieved an increase of 2X or greater of test execution rat... (more)