Service Virtualization and API Testing

Cynthia Dunlop

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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)

Top 10 Service Virtualization Resources

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 Serv... (more)

Is Service Virtualization’s “Shift Left” a Burden to Developers?

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)

Top 3 Themes for Delivering Better Software Faster

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 By @Parasoft | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

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)