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Cynthia Dunlop

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Software development teams are scrambling to keep up with today's relentless demand for more innovative software—faster. Most are exploring new ways to accelerate release cycles (agile, lean DevOps..). Yet, based on the number of software failures now making headlines on a daily basis, it's evident that simply speeding up existing processes isn't doing the trick.  How can software development professionals respond to this need for speed without increasing the risk of costly defects? That was the topic of Wayne Ariola's What Do Defects Really Cost? Much More Than You Think session at StarEast last week. Ariola revealed his research on the true cost of software defects—and why a new approach to testing/QA is required if you don't want to be responsible for a software failure that lands your organization in the headlines. The following synopsis of that session was wri... (more)

Continuous Testing: Neglected with Continuous Delivery?

A recent article by Alexandra Weber Morales in SD Times begins: In the race to implement continuous-or simply faster-delivery, emphasis on the build-and-deploy side has gotten most of the press, while continuous testing has languished, according to technology analyst Theresa Lanowitz. All too often, the first technologies associated with virtualization are VMware, hypervisors, Microsoft Azure or the cloud. "Part of the problem with service virtualization is that the word ‘virtualization' has a strong attachment to the data center. Everyone knows the economic benefits of server vi... (more)

Service Virtualization Resources By @Parasoft

The concept of leveraging a simulated test environment to "shift left" quality efforts has recently gained considerable attention among large enterprise IT organizations. Applying a unified service virtualization initiative has proven to be a powerful tool for assisting organizations to accelerate the SDLC: An organization has a single version of the truth, removing the risks created by having independent brittle stubs. Service virtualization introduces an environment-based approach, allowing the entire organization to access common artifacts that represent critical functionality... (more)

Peter Coffee on Leveraging the Web’s Transformation

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... (more)

Integrate Service Virtualization, API Testing By @Parasoft | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

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 mi... (more)