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Cynthia Dunlop

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What is Service Virtualization? To achieve "quality @ speed", it's essential to have unrestrained access to a trustworthy and realistic test environment. It is important to recognize that a complete test environment includes the application under test (AUT) and all of its dependent components (e.g., APIs, 3rd-party services, databases, applications, and other endpoints). Service virtualization is an emerging technology that provides DevTest teams access to a complete test environment by simulating the dependent components that are beyond your control, still evolving, or too complex to configure in a test lab. Service virtualization is commonly used when dependent components connected to the AUT are: Not yet completed or still evolving Controlled by a 3rd party or partner Available for testing only in limited capacity or at inconvenient times Difficult to provision o... (more)

For Valentine's Day | @CloudExpo #DevOps #BigData #IoT #ML #Microservices

For Valentine's Day, here's a lighthearted look at the "relationship" between two complementary technologies: service virtualization and cloud dev/test labs. Dear Service Virtualization, Hey, I know it's been a while since we started being "a thing." When we met, everyone said you were just mocking, and that I wasn't real enough to make a living, with my head in the clouds. Yet, here we are, a few years later. Service Virtualization, you complete me. As a young Dev/Test Cloud, I always wanted to try new things. And what better use for Cloud than experimenting with software for st... (more)

Top Reads of 2015 | @DevOpsSummit #ML #DevOps #Microservices

Explore the 10 most popular continuous testing resources of 2015, including Forrester and Gartner research, interviews, infographics, an ebook, and more. With today's DevOps and "Continuous Everything" initiatives, teams need the ability to assess the risks associated with a release candidate-instantly and continuously. Maybe that's why 2015 seemed to be all about Continuous Testing, from conferences, to analyst research, to the blogosphere. Here's a look at what Continuous Testing articles from the Parasoft Resource Center piqued the most interest in 2015: Continuous Testing Book... (more)

Be Thankful for Service Virtualization & Simulated Test Environments

To reduce the risk of business interruption in today's interconnected systems, organizations need to test across a complex set of applications, such as SAP, mainframes, third-party services, etc.. However, such systems are extraordinarily difficult to access for the purpose of testing. Service Virtualization provides simulated test environments that eliminate these constraints- enabling organizations to test earlier, faster, and more completely. Here are 10 specific reasons to be thankful for service virtualization... 10. Dev.QA control over the test environment inclusive of de... (more)

[INFOGRAPHIC] Is Software Development Meeting Expectations?

Software is increasingly critical to an organization's competitiveness, but the applications being developed consistently meet business stakeholder expectations only 17% of the time. What's the problem...and what's the secret  to ensuring that expectations are met? Parasoft—industry leader in Service Virtualization, API Testing, and Development Testing—prepared the following Infographic to expose the gap between business expectation and technical implememtation. The infographic also introduces Parasoft PIE: a groundbreaking new technology that helps organizations close that gap,... (more)