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By Noel Wurst, Managing Editor at Skytap This article was originally published on the Skytap Blog Noel Wurst: Hello, this is Noel Wurst with Skytap and I am speaking today with Peter Coffee. Peter is the VP for Strategic Resource at salesforce.com and he's also going to be taking part in the SDLC Acceleration Summit on May 13th in San Francisco, California. Peter how are you doing today? Peter Coffee: It's great to be with you Noel. I'm fine, thank you. Noel Wurst: Great, awesome. Well, I was going to say that I had the privilege of reading your bio online. I recommend listeners go online and check it out for themselves. It's such a varied background, you've done a little bit of everything. I saw everything from aerospace, the defense sector, alternative fuel research, video game development, and I was curious as to what you're working on now with Salesforce or outs... (more)

Top 13 API Integrity / Cloud Testing Resources of 2013

With the "API economy" dominating the headlines in 2013, it's no surprise that Parasoft saw a surge of interest in how to ensure API reliability, security, and performance. Here's a recap of the 13 most-accessed API Integrity resources from 2013: API Integrity: How Buggy Are Today's APIs? [Infographic] This infographic highlights some interesting findings from Parasoft's research on API Integrity... Today's API Economy: Why API Integrity is a Must! [VIDEO] In an API economy, the integrity of the APIs you produce & consume is more important than ever. Learn how to ensure the secu... (more)

Continuous Testing: It's All About Risk

No matter what industry you're in, software is increasingly becoming the interface to your business. Organizations that are able to increase the speed and quality of innovative software releases will capitalize on differentiable competitive advantages; those that cannot will languish behind competitors. Not surprisingly, many enterprises have begun flirting with the idea of accelerating the SDLC to drive innovation through software. However, it’s critical to realize that there's an optimal balance between speed and quality with software delivery—as with all engineered products. We... (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)

'Tis the Season... for Simulation

With the holiday season in our midst, it's interesting to note how simulations have become so critical to our attempts to spread holiday cheer. Consider: Artificial trees, ranging from the Charlie Brown Christmas aluminum trees to realistic-looking pine-scented ones Artificial snow flocking trees and providing a grand finale for parades and events throughout Southern California Artificial cinnamon scents wafting through the house Artificial coloring ensuring that our baked goods appear appropriately seasonal Battery-operated candles flickering on the mantle The yule log lighting up ... (more)