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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 minimizing business risks. That's why Parasoft allows users to create a simulated test environment in less than a minute, then immediately start defining and executing tests against the appropriate test environment configurations. Here's a quick overview of what's new.... You can get more det... (more)

Creating Complete Dev/Test Environments in the Cloud

You can't truly accelerate the SDLC without a dependable continuous testing process. Evolving from automated to continuous testing requires on-demand access to a complete, realistic test environment. Yet, such access can be extremely difficult to achieve with today's increasingly complex and interdependent applications. Consider these recent research findings from voke: On average, organizations require access to 33 systems for dev/test, but have unrestricted access to only 18 Only 4% of participants report immediate, on-demand access to dev/test lab environments The majority ... (more)

To Accelerate Continuous Delivery, Shift Left Static Analysis

Electric Cloud's Juan Jimenez recently blogged: "Consider this statement of truth – the bane of any Continuous Delivery strategy is testing. You can have wildly fast builds...completely automated Continuous Integration and Delivery... but if your Continuous Testing slows your Agile-ity to a crawl, it’s all for naught, sire. Consider as well that the number one root cause for software failures is insufficient testing, and the number one reason for that is the time and effort it takes to perform full testing. When there are conflicting priorities, corners are cut and test schedules ... (more)

The Best Way to Beat Development Bottlenecks [Survey Results]

At this year's SDLC Acceleration Summit, Parasoft asked development managers, architects, developers, quality engineers, and other stakeholders to share their opinions about the current state of the software development lifecycle and what's needs to change in order to better balance cost, quality and speed.  Here are the responses to the question "If you could wave the magic wand, how would you beat development bottlenecks?"   To see responses to all poll questions, view the complete SDLC Acceleration infographic.   ... (more)

[Video] SDLC Acceleration: Faster in What Direction?

By Noel Wurst, Managing Editor at Skytap This article was originally published on the Skytap Blog At the 2014 SDLC Acceleration Summit, Peter Coffee, VP for Strategic Research at Salesforce.com, led a fantastic discussion panel that asked the question, "Sure, your SDLC is accelerating, but in what direction?" The panel addressed the biggest barriers to SDLC acceleration, how to overcome them, and what the real benefits are to truly delivering better software faster. This panel consisted of: Kevin Bedell - Director of Architecture, Zipcar Geoffrey Davis - Software SOA QA Engineer,... (more)