Software development teams are scrambling to keep up with today's relentless
demand for more innovative software—faster. Most are exploring new ways to
accelerate release cycles (agile, lean DevOps..). Yet, based on the number of
software failures now making headlines on a daily basis, it's evident that
simply speeding up existing processes isn't doing the trick.
How can software development professionals respond to this need for speed
without increasing the risk of costly defects? That was the topic of Wayne
Ariola's What Do Defects Really Cost? Much More Than You Think session
at StarEast last week. Ariola revealed his research on the true cost of
software defects—and why a new approach to testing/QA is required if you
don't want to be responsible for a software failure that lands your
organization in the headlines.
The following synopsis of that session was wri... (more)
A recent article by Alexandra Weber Morales in SD Times begins:
In the race to implement continuous-or simply faster-delivery, emphasis on
the build-and-deploy side has gotten most of the press, while continuous
testing has languished, according to technology analyst Theresa Lanowitz. All
too often, the first technologies associated with virtualization are VMware,
hypervisors, Microsoft Azure or the cloud.
"Part of the problem with service virtualization is that the word
‘virtualization' has a strong attachment to the data center. Everyone knows
the economic benefits of server vi... (more)
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... (more)
By Noel Wurst, Managing Editor at Skytap
This article was originally published on the Skytap Blog
Noel Wurst: Hello, this is Noel Wurst with Skytap and I am speaking today
with Peter Coffee. Peter is the VP for Strategic Resource at salesforce.com
and he's also going to be taking part in the SDLC Acceleration Summit on May
13th in San Francisco, California. Peter how are you doing today?
Peter Coffee: It's great to be with you Noel. I'm fine, thank you.
Noel Wurst: Great, awesome. Well, I was going to say that I had the privilege
of reading your bio online. I recommend listeners go... (more)
Integrate Service Virtualization, API Testing and Test Lab Management
We're excited to announce Parasoft's latest release: a consolidated platform
uniting API testing, service virtualization, and test environment management.
The new release is designed to help organizations "shift left" the testing
effort and accelerate the SDLC to meet the growing time-to-market pressure
for software applications.
The ability to rapidly develop and continuously execute end-to-end tests-even
in complex or frequently-evolving environments-is essential to accelerating
application delivery while mi... (more)