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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 acceleration is impacting quality-all while sipping and reviewing three beers of their choice. Listen to the 30-minute DevHops podcast to hear about: How quality and speed are no longer in a "host/parasite" relationship What's being overlooked in the user-story focused testing common with Agile What the business really gets out of continuous testing The myth that continuous testing = more testing or more automation How the demand for SDLC acceleration is impacting quality How to convince teams to take the "leap of faith" needed to trust simulations The beer reviews: Abita's Wrought Iron I... (more)

Service Virtualization, API Testing Webinar with Forrester and Alaska Airlines

Why Testers Can't Test: Solving the Test Environment Dilemma 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 processes are typically bogged down by the difficulty of Accessing complete Dev/Test environments—including all system dependencies. Acquiring complete, sanitized test data. Continuously executing the tests needed to ensure a positive end-user experience. Join Forrester's Diego Lo Giudice and Alaska Airlines' Ryan Papineau this Thursday (May 21) for t... (more)

How to Ease API Testing Constraints | @DevOpsSummit [#API #DevOps]

Ensuring API integrity is difficult in today's complex application cloud, on-premises and hybrid environment scenarios. In this interview with TechTarget, Parasoft solution architect manager Spencer Debrosse shares his experiences about the top API testing issues that organizations encounter and how automation and a DevOps team approach can address them. The following is an excerpt from that interview... What makes testing APIs challenging? When you're building an application, you're not just using your own APIs or your own internal applications. Instead, you have to rely on a wide... (more)

Top 10 Service Virtualization Blogs

Here are the 10 most-read service virtualization articles from the Parasoft Blog in 2012:   Parasoft Service Virtualization Wins Jolt Award: Service virtualization with Parasoft Virtualize has been recognized as a must-have technology for accelerating testing efforts and eliminating delays in the application delivery lifecycle by Jolt. What is Service Virtualization?: Learn what service virtualization is and how it can provide easy access to constrained components that impede development and testing.   Service Virtualization Maturity Model: Introduces a Service Virtualization ... (more)

Exposing Your APIs = Opening Your Home to Bears?

Exposing an API to your application is as risky as installing a doggie door into your house: you expect your dog to have the convenience of outdoor access, but the reality is that you cut a hole in your house. The intended use is to give the anticipated “users” access to an area that is otherwise private. However, once you open that portal into your sanctuary, there’s no telling who else might take advantage of it. Just as the doggie door can open your home to all sorts of wildlife, so can API exposure open the door to application usage you never anticipated (both innocent misus... (more)