Service Virtualization and API Testing

Cynthia Dunlop

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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)

Deploy and Destroy Complete Test Environments

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 terms! 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 | @CloudExpo #DevOps #BigData #IoT #ML #Microservices

For Valentine's Day, here's a lighthearted look at the "relationship" between two complementary technologies: service virtualization and cloud dev/test labs. 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)

Top 10 Service Virtualization Resources

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 application failures. Accelerate Agile and Parallel Development with Serv... (more)

What's the Business Value of Service Virtualization?

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)