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)

For Valentine's Day | @CloudExpo #DevOps #BigData #IoT #ML #Microservices

For Valentine's Day, here's a lighthearted look at the "relationship" between two complementary technologies: service virtualization and cloud dev/test labs. Dear Service Virtualization, Hey, I know it's been a while since we started being "a thing." When we met, everyone said you were just mocking, and that I wasn't real enough to make a living, with my head in the clouds. Yet, here we are, a few years later. Service Virtualization, you complete me. As a young Dev/Test Cloud, I always wanted to try new things. And what better use for Cloud than experimenting with software for st... (more)

How the Grinch Stole Testing – Noise! Noise! Noise! from Static Analysis & Regression Testing

Webinar: Reduce Static Analysis and Regression Testing Noise Noise is the bane of software testing. Whether you’re doing static analysis or regression testing, it seems like you can’t avoid dealing with an ever-growing mountain of messages from your testing tools. At some point you begin to question whether keeping it up to date is worth the cost—or if you'd be better off starting over from scratch or abandoning automation altogether. Attend Parasoft's "How the Grinch Stole Testing" webinar to learn various ways to manage static analysis and regression testing noise more effective... (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)

How Buggy Are Today's APIs? [Infographic]

With the advent of the API economy, the integrity of the APIs you produce and consume is now more important than ever. As applications grow increasingly interdependent, the security, functionality, and performance of the composite "mashup" is only as strong as its weakest link. The success of an end-to-end transaction depends upon all the parts working flawlessly-all the time. To better understand the scope and impact of API issues, Parasoft, leading provider of API Testing solutions, recently conducted study on API Integrity. The following infographic highlights some interesting ... (more)