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 for testing only from 3am -
5am on Saturday morning. They're a close cousin to the evolving/incomplete
systems: the reason you can't access them is different (e.g., security
restrictions, "geopolitical" boundaries, etc.), but the impact on your
testing is the same.
Unrealistic perf... (more)
Ignis Asset Management is a global asset management company, headquartered in
London, with over $100 billion (USD) in assets under management. Ignis
recently embarked on a large project aimed at outsourcing the back office as
well as implementing the architecture and applications required to support
the outsourcing model.
"To meet the business's needs, a number of projects have to be developed and
delivered in parallel," explained Aaron Martin, Programme Test Manager at
Ignis. "However, we didn't have the resources, budget, and management
capacity required to create and maintain... (more)
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)
Parasoft has been showcasing our Service Virtualization solution at Gartner
AADI this week. Since there's been so much interest in service
virtualization, we thought we would take this opportunity to share the most
frequently asked questions.
1. What is service virtualization?
According to Wikipedia, service virtualization is "a method to emulate the
behavior of specific components in heterogeneous component-based applications
such as API-driven applications, cloud-based applications, and
service-oriented architectures. It is used to provide software development
and QA/testing ... (more)
In 2013, Parasoft saw a tremendous level of interest in Service
Virtualization across a broad spectrum of industries (including retail,
financial, health care, insurance, hospitality, utilities, and
entertainment). Here's a list of our 13 most-accessed Service Virtualization
resources in 2013.
Service Virtualization: Accelerating the SDLC [RESEARCH] This new Gartner
research portfolio provides insight on why SV is a "must-have" for
accelerating the SDLC, a first-hand look at SV at Comcast, and
recommendations for organizations getting started with SV & SDLC