Service Virtualization and API Testing

Cynthia Dunlop

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Parasoft's business partner Skytap recently invited Wayne Ariola (Parasoft Chief Strategy Officer) to be a guest on their DevHops podcast. With Skytap's Noel Wurst moderating, Wayne and Skytap's Jason English chatted about continuous testing, service virtualization, and how SDLC accele...
Learn how automated API testing helped the Dutch government build a robust and secure personal identification system on an extremely aggressive timeline. Through a combination of regression, functional and load testing, the organization reduced testing cycles from 3 weeks to just 1 day...
Best practices for helping DevOps and Test collaborate in ways that make your SDLC leaner and more scalable. The business demand for "more innovative software, faster" is driving a surge of interest in DevOps, Agile and Lean software development practices. However, today's testing pro...
The new Forrester Research report on Functional Test Automation Tools* emphasizes that API testing is a critical component for modern application delivery: "In order to support continuous quality and faster development, especially for those on an Agile and DevOps journey, testing must ...
Learn the top API testing issues that organizations encounter and how automation plus a DevOps team approach can address these top API testing challenges. Ensuring API integrity is difficult in today's complex application cloud, on-premises and hybrid environment scenarios. In this in...
Read some great stories about why leading organizations across financial, retail, communications, utilities, travel, insurance, and other industries fell in love with service virtualization... Why leading organizations across financial, retail, communications, utilities, travel, insur...
If you're one of the many organizations exploring Service Virtualization as a way to "shift left" quality efforts and accelerate the SDLC, don't miss this recap of the top Service Virtualization research, papers, videos, and case studies from 2014. The concept of leveraging a simulat...
Learn about the relationship between business risks and Continuous Testing, misperceptions about Continuous Testing, and how it helps both business and technical managers to make better trade-off decisions between release scope, time, and quality. Stickyminds' Cameron Philipp-Edmonds...
An education portal application developed by a European non-profit organization links students to the higher education institutions where they wish to study, as well as to the government agency that helps them finance their education. When educational institutions want to develop and t...
You wouldn't think of having a Thanksgiving meal without pie... but did you know that that pie can be just as essential for development as it is for a hearty Thanksgiving feast?
Enable continuous testing and expand test coverage and traceability by integrating API testing, service virtualization, and test environment management. We're excited to announce Parasoft's latest release: a consolidated platform uniting API testing, service virtualization, and test ...
On Halloween day, let's take a quick look at some of the top things that are killing software testers... Accelerated Release Cycles In response to today's demand for speed and "Continuous Everything," the software delivery conveyer belt keeps moving faster and faster. Considering ...
What do software testers most want to do while at work? What do software testers enjoy the most about their job? What do many testers struggle to find the time for each and every day? What’s absolutely critical to the success of your enterprise? There’s one simple answer to these ...
Electric Cloud's Juan Jimenez recently blogged: "Consider this statement of truth – the bane of any Continuous Delivery strategy is testing. You can have wildly fast builds...completely automated Continuous Integration and Delivery... but if your Continuous Testing slows your Agile-ity...
We recently asked development managers, architects, developers, quality engineers, and other stakeholders to share their op...
At this year's SDLC Acceleration Summit, Parasoft asked development managers, architects, developers, quality engineers, an...
You can't truly accelerate the SDLC without a dependable continuous testing process. Evolving from automated to continuous testing requires on-demand access to a complete, realistic test environment. Yet, such access can be extremely difficult to achieve with today's increasingly compl...
When people think of autogenerated tests, unit tests, or testing in general, they often carry a lot of expectations about the state of the technology and about the value it should have. The following video (recorded at a recent Atlanta Java User's Group event) begins by delving into t...
What Software QA Professionals Really Think At StarEast 2014, we asked several software development professionals to (anonymously) share their thoughts on "What is the biggest barrier to software quality?" Their responses touched upon a number of obstacles. Some ...
We're pleased to announce that Parasoft' Development Testing Platform was selected for the prestigious  Jolt Awards 2014: ...
With the approaching holiday in the US, why not take a few minutes to explore some revolutionary new ways to achieve freedom fro...
At EELive!, we asked several software development professionals to discuss the state of software quality. Here's what they had to say...
By Jason Schadewald (@resolvedfixed), Parasoft Product Manager Elevator software.  Boring, right?  Tell that to Jos&e...
By Jason Schadewald (@resolvedfixed), Parasoft Product Manager In the modern world of Agile, SaaS, and DevOps, the term “p...
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 ...
Theresa Lanowitz, founder of voke, discusses "Extreme Automation: Software Quality for the Next Generation Enterprise." Learn how service virtualization and other extreme automation technology helps organizations overcome traditional age-old computing problems. We really want to unde...
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...
By Jason Schadewald (Product Manager, Parasoft) and Adam Trujillo (Technical Writer, Parasoft) According to technology research firm Gartner, the SaaS market was worth $14.5 billion in 2012 and expected to reach $22.1 billion by 2015. The rapid growth Gartner identifies should come as...
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 p...
Static analysis, unit testing, and specific safety-critical compliance initiatives (DO-178C, ISO 26262, MISRA 2012, FDA, etc.) topped the list of Parasoft's most-requested embedded testing resources of 2013. 
In 2013, Parasoft noticed 2 trends in Development Testing resource access. At the technical level, interest spanned a broad spectrum of development testing practices (static analysis, secure application development practices, unit testing, etc.). At the same time, development leaders a...
In 2013, Parasoft noticed 2 trends in Development Testing resource access. At the technical level, interest spanned a broad spectrum of development testing practices (static analysis, secure application development practices, unit testing, etc.). At the same time, development leaders a...
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 A...
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:
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, it's interesting to note how simulations have become so critical to our attempts to spread holiday cheer. Consider:
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 e...
Parasoft showcased our Service Virtualization solution at Gartner AADI earlier this week. Here's a list of the top questions we received about service virtualization. 
A dangerous environment, an unknown frontier, a lack of resources, the pursuit of something greater than themselves—yes, software development teams face some great challenges while aspiring to achieve prodigious goals that (they hope) will benefit the organization for years to c...
We recently asked developers and software engineers to answer a single question about unit testing: What makes unit testing so challenging? It’s the same question we posed to the software development community last fall, and respondents identified maintenance as the biggest hurdl...