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)
Sick of others telling you when you can and can't test? Tired of
bureaucracies that make getting useful test data more difficult than a
complete government overthrow?
Are territorial disputes preventing you from accessing all the dependent
systems and services you need for testing, configured the way YOU want?
Don't take it sitting down - fight for your freedom to test on your own
With service virtualization, containers, and cloud, you can spawn whatever
complete test environment you want, at your beck and call.
Join the Test Anarchy: Deploy and Destroy webinar Thursday March... (more)
For Valentine's Day, here's a lighthearted look at the "relationship" between
two complementary technologies: service virtualization and cloud dev/test
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)
Here are the 10 most-requested assets from Parasoft's service virtualization
resource center in 2012:
Service Virtualization Maturity Model: Read Parasoft's Service Virtualization
Maturity Model, which helps IT organizations set realistic expectations for
adopting and optimizing service virtualization.
Test Environment Access Report: See the results from a recent survey about
the test environment access constraints that developers, testers, and
performance test engineers face—and how that impacts the risk of
Accelerate Agile and Parallel Development with Serv... (more)
With today's interconnected applications, a complete and realistic test
environment is nearly impossible to stage. However, without reliable access
to a complete and reliable test environment, testing is delayed or curtailed.
The result is that organizations risk:
Brand erosion as faulty software drives away customers Delays in time to
market which diminish market share Exposure to legal liability associated
with application failure (security, reliability, performance)
That's where service virtualization comes into play.
How Service Virtualization Helps
Service Virtualization, wit... (more)