Service Virtualization and API Testing

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Service Virtualization Resources By @Parasoft

A recap of the top Service Virtualization research, papers, videos, and case studies from 2014

The concept of leveraging a simulated test environment to "shift left" quality efforts has recently gained considerable attention among large enterprise IT organizations.

Applying a unified service virtualization initiative has proven to be a powerful tool for assisting organizations to accelerate the SDLC:

  • An organization has a single version of the truth, removing the risks created by having independent brittle stubs. Service virtualization introduces an environment-based approach, allowing the entire organization to access common artifacts that represent critical functionality.
  • Service virtualization allows for much more complete tests to be executed earlier in each iteration, helping the organization discover application or business risks much earlier.
  • Service virtualization, in conjunction with hypervisor technologies and cloud, have solved the nagging issue associated with test environment access and control, allowing an organization to truly remove the constraints associated with testing and accelerate an application's release cycle.

Over the past years, Parasoft has been heavily engaged with assisting Global 2000 companies to adopt service virtualization technology. Along the way, we've amassed an extensive set of resources to help the industry better understand the challenges and best practices associated with service virtualization and test environment management. Here's a recap of what service virtualization research, white papers, videos, and other resources were most popular in 2014:

  1. Gartner Research: Service Virtualization: Read this Gartner research for insight on why SV is a "must-have" for accelerating the SDLC, a first-hand look at SV at Comcast, & recommendations for organizations getting started with SV & SDLC acceleration
  2. Retail Case Study: Early, Extensive Testing for Complex, Distributed Systems: 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 meet or exceed customer expectations
  3. Parasoft Service Virtualization: 30-Second Demo: See how Parasoft Virtualize allows users to create a virtual asset in just thirty seconds.
  4. Service Virtualization, Performance Testing, and DevOps at Comcast: Lessons from Comcast: Explore the latest service virtualization research and learn best practices and benefits of service virtualization from Comcast's Director of Performance Test.
  5. The Business Benefits and ROI of Service Virtualization: Since software has undeniably morphed from a business process enabler into a competitive differentiator, companies are faced with a daunting task: accelerating application delivery while mitigating business risk. Learn why leading companies are tackling this challenge by using new simulation technologies such as Service Virtualization to "shift left" their quality efforts.
  6. Parasoft's Latest Release: Integrated Platform for Service Virtualization, API Testing, and Test Environment Management: The latest release of Parasoft SOAtest, Virtualize, and Environment Manager consolidates Parasoft's Service Virtualization, API Testing, and Test Lab Management Platform solutions into an advanced platform for simulating and managing the most realistic test environment possible, while enabling continuous functional and integration testing to accelerate the delivery of safe, secure, and reliable software.
  7. SV Webinar Featuring Forrester and Staples: Explore industry research and first-hand experiences about how Service Virtualization enables leading organizations to accelerate the SDLC and reduce risks.
  8. Case Study: Cloud-Based Solution for Continuous Access to a Highly-Restricted Government System: Learn how Service Virtualization provides continuous, secure access to a highly-restricted government system behavior that is critical for completing thorough end-to-end tests against an education portal application.
  9. Creating Complete Dev/Test Environments in the Cloud: Learn how combining service virtualization with test lab management in the cloud enables dev/test teams to test earlier, faster, and more completely.
  10. Ignis Asset Management Case Study: A global asset management company needed to accelerate testing for parallel and Agile development. Learn how service virtualization and API test automation reduced testing time for their regression test plan from 10 days to a half day.

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Cynthia Dunlop, Lead Content Strategist/Writer at Tricentis, writes about software testing and the SDLC—specializing in continuous testing, functional/API testing, DevOps, Agile, and service virtualization. She has written articles for publications including SD Times, Stickyminds, InfoQ, ComputerWorld, IEEE Computer, and Dr. Dobb's Journal. She also co-authored and ghostwritten several books on software development and testing for Wiley and Wiley-IEEE Press. Dunlop holds a BA from UCLA and an MA from Washington State University.