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: Learn how Continuous Testing provides a real-time,
objective assessment of the business risks associated with an application
under development. Forrester Research Report on Functional Test Automation:
Get Forrester's recommendations on what's needed to support continuous
quality and faster... (more)
Ever had a frightful encounter with the following testing demons? They tend
to lurk around complex interconnected systems, just waiting to wreak havoc by
forcing you to delay testing, work at dreadful hours, or make distressing
trade-offs on the completeness of your testing...
You're ready to test the part of the system that you're responsible for, but
you can't really exercise it unless you interact with other system parts that
are still evolving-or not yet even implemented.
This includes those dependent systems available ... (more)
"Service virtualization has allowed us to get great utilization from our
testing staff, complete more projects on time, and also save money by
lowering the overall total cost of performing those tests for a given
Frank Jennings, TQM Performance Director at Comcast, shares his service
virtualization experiences with Parasoft in this Q & A...
Why did Comcast explore service virtualization?
There were two primary issues that led Comcast to explore service
virtualization. First, we wanted to increase the accuracy and consistency of
performance test results. Second, we wer... (more)
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
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
The majority ... (more)
What Is Service Virtualization & Why Does it Matter?
A recent blog by Hurwitz & Associates analyst Marcia Kaufman defines service
“Service virtualization is used to simulate the behavior of components in
an application so you can perform an accurate and timely test in a world of
complex interrelated applications. Production services that may not be
available for integration testing can be virtualized so the testing can take
place at an appropriate time in the software development process.”
Kaufman also explores the benefits of service virtualization:
“One of the b... (more)