Service Virtualization and API Testing

Cynthia Dunlop

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Increased competition in the telecom market required Vodafone to accelerate their release cadence—at the same time that growing system complexity was making it harder to test. Learn how service virtualization is helping them deliver top-quality applications faster by enabling earlier a...
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 s...
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Agile teams report the lowest rate of measuring non-functional requirements. What does this mean for the evolution of quality in this era of Continuous Everything? To explore how the rise of SDLC acceleration trends such as Agile, DevOps, and Continuous Delivery are impacting software...
Sick of others telling you when you can and can't test? Fight for your freedom to test on your own terms! Learn how service virtualization, containers, and cloud can help you spawn whatever complete test environment you want, at your beck and call.
For Valentine's Day, here's a lighthearted look at the "relationship" between two complementary technologies: service virtualization and cloud dev/test labs. 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 wa...
Explore the 10 most popular continuous testing resources of 2015, including Forrester and Gartner research, interviews, infographics, an ebook, and more. With today's DevOps and "Continuous Everything" initiatives, teams need the ability to assess the risks associated with a release ...
What’s scarier than all the ghouls, ghosts, and goblins you’re likely to confront this weekend? If you're in the software business, you'll probably end up with more nightmares from the following stats than from any Halloween horrors…
Want hands-on experience with service virtualization—one of the most exciting new software testing technologies in years? Then don't miss this free Service Virtualization certification program led by Parasoft: the company who pioneered service virtualization in 2002. After spending...
At StarWest 2015, Continuous Testing and Service Virtualization were the talk of the show (second only to the amazing Mickey-Mouse-themed goodies)! Although we can't virtualize those sweet treats, we did round up a set of resources that give you a taste of the show's hottest Continuous...
A leading personal computer company is dedicated to adding market-differentiating software "preloads" to their systems, and wants to continue their trend of reducing field-reported defects for those preloads. They have adopted a custom-tailored static analysis solution for eliminating ...
Wealth & Finance International magazine's Wealth & Money Management Awards 2014 named Parasoft "Most Innovative Software Vendor - California." The Wealth & Money Management Awards recognize the achievements of those working within the investment and financial services community - from ...
Are you confident that the APIs you produce and consume continuously deliver the expected level of security, reliability, functionality, and performance? For best practices, take a look at the most popular API testing white papers, videos, and other resources from 2014.
Get lessons and advice for service virtualization and DevOps from Comcast’s Director of Performance Test. Despite turning to agile, lean, or DevOps practices to gain a competitive edge, many organizations are nevertheless stifled by limited test environment access. Teams are forced to...
As a leading Fortune 500 retailer advances its omnichannel retail strategy, ensuring a positive user experience on the company’s eCommerce site has become increasingly critical. Learn how Service Virtualization helps them ensure that all transactions associated with this eCommerce site...
We recently asked development managers, architects, developers, quality engineers, and other stakeholders to share th...
DevOps requires us to move past simply finding bugs with static analysis. We have to be more proactive and reevaluate the analysis techniques used in the SDLC. DevOps is a collection of practices that facilitate the cross-departmental collaboration and communication necessary to help o...
By Wayne Ariola, Parasoft Chief Strategy Officer From the point of view of a developer or tester, the dependent architect...
Parasoft API Testing Simplifies Test Data Management, Automates Continuous Regression Testing for NZ's Largest Smart Meter...
A recent survey asking software developers, testers, and performance test engineers a series of questions about their acce...
At the 2014 SDLC Acceleration Summit in San Francisco, industry experts gathered to discuss the future of the SDLC and share best practices for delivering better software faster. Throughout the event, attendees participated in real-time "SDLC Pulse" polls to share their opinions about ...
A global asset management company needed to accelerate testing for parallel and Agile development. Learn how service virtualization and API test automation resulted in a 20X reduction in testing time. Ignis Asset Management is a global asset management company, headquartered in London...
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 occurre...
Learn how MedicAlert automated the functional, security, and performance testing for new APIs – enabling them to become an increasingly agile and valued provider of new healthcare information services. MedicAlert pioneered the use of medical ID products and delivers the most dependabl...
Salesforce.com VP of Strategic Research Peter Coffee discusses how the web's new capabilities are transforming the world around us, and how enterprises today can address their resistance to change by understanding the benefits of embracing new technologies.
Parasoft PIE—a core component of Parasoft Development Testing Platform—aggregates, correlates, and analyzes millions of observations scattered throughout disparate systems, then delivers an actionable list of findings prioritized by the organization's policies. This helps organizations...
An interesting article came out recently, “Why Continuous Deployment may mean Continuous Disappointment for your Customers.” It correctly identifies the human need for a shiny, new thing every so often. And it argues that the practice of continuous deployment could lead to disenchantme...
Continuous Testing creates a central system of decision that helps you assess the business risk each application presents to your organization. Applied consistently, it guides developers to meet business expectations and provides managers visibility to make informed trade-off decision...
A recent Forrester Research survey of Fortune 1000 companies indicates that 58% of IT leaders in their companies place faster delivery of IT services in their top 3 priorities. Yet, only 12% can deliver high quality results fast enough. 2014: The Year of Continuous Delivery
Continuous Testing provides a real-time, objective assessment of the business risks associated with an application under development. Applied uniformly, Continuous Testing allows both business and technical managers to make better trade-off decisions between release scope, time, and qu...
Software is increasingly critical to an organization's competitiveness, but the applications being developed consistently meet business stakeholder expectations only 17% of the time. What's the problem...and what's the secret to ensuring that expectations are met?
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. Before the move to the ...
Learn how a Process Intelligence Engine identifies business risks and highlights opportunities for process improvement by collecting, correlating and analyzing raw observations throughout the SDLC (source code, defects, build, requirements, ALM, test management…)— helping you mitigate ...
Users may not appreciate being the guinea pigs in your continuous delivery testing process. Organizations leveraging their unconsenting and unaware users as QA are the equivalent of the meat industry using pink slime: It's an unpleasant business reality that they would prefer to keep h...
Given the business expectations at each stage of the SDLC, Continuous Testing delivers a quantitative assessment of risk as well as actionable tasks that help mitigate these risks before they progress to the next stage of the SDLC. The goal is to eliminate meaningless tests and produc...
In the race to implement Continuous Delivery, emphasis on build-and-deploy has overshadowed Continuous Testing. Service Virtualization's simulation technology allows you to test your component in a complete environment—any time you want. "Part of the problem with service virtualizati...
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...
Did you miss any of the top Service Virtualization resources from 2013? See which case studies, reports, papers, and videos were most popular. In 2013, Parasoft saw a tremendous level of interest in Service Virtualization across a broad spectrum of industries (including retail, financ...
In 2013, Parasoft saw a tremendous level of interest in Service Virtualization across a broad spectrum of industries (including retail, financial, health care, insurance, hospitality, utilities, and entertainment). Here's a list of our 13 most-accessed Service Virtualization resources ...
With the holiday season in our midst, we can't help but notice some parallels between holiday simulations and service virtualization's simulated test environments... Artificial trees, ranging from the Charlie Brown Christmas aluminum trees to realistic-looking pine-scented ones Artif...