Stickyminds' Cameron Philipp-Edmonds recently interviewed Wayne Ariola
(Parasoft Chief Strategy Officer and co-author of Continuous Testing) about
how Continuous Testing provides a real-time, objective assessment of the
business risks associated with an application under development and allows
both business and technical managers to make better trade-off decisions
between release scope, time, and quality.
The interview covered topics such as:
The relationship between risks and Continuous Testing Common misperceptions
about Continuous Testing Who should care about Continuous Testing How we are
all in a new era of testing Why now is the best time in the history of
software to be a tester
The following is a brief excerpt from the interview...
"There are basically four major points associated with continuous testing.
One, is the business expectations associated with that... (more)
Service Virtualization Case Study: Cloud-Based Continuous Access to a
Highly-Restricted Government System
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 test
transactions involving this portal, they need access to the behavior of the
interconnected government agency’s system—however, this system is not
readily available for testing.
Service Vir... (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)
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)
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
that software testing has long been a thorn in the side of the software
delivery process, it's unreasonable to expect that simply trying to speed up
an already-troubled quality process will achieve the desired results. (I Love
Lucy fans: Just think of Lucy and Ethel at the candy factory, struggling to