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by Steve Brodie, CEO at Electric Cloud This article was originally published on the Electric Cloud Blog In 2014, software development is becoming a critical core competency at Enterprise IT, Web and embedded systems companies around the world, and Continuous Delivery and DevOps initiatives are underway. A recent Forrester Research survey of Fortune 1000 companies indicates that 58% of IT leaders in their companies place faster delivery of IT services in their top 3 priorities.  Yet, only 12% can deliver high quality results fast enough. This bodes well for Electric Cloud since accelerating software delivery is what we’ve been all about since our company’s inception. What an exciting time to be in the industry! I want to take a moment to reflect on the milestones our team has accomplished this past year.  We had strong growth and record bookings, closing 2013 with o... (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)

How a Development Testing Platform Helps Wipro Deliver Top-Quality Code

Wipro, a leading provider of IT services to Global 1000 companies, has always emphasized the high quality of its code. The Bangalore-based company maintains software standards that often are far more rigorous than those that its clients have previously experienced or presently demand. Code testing coverage, for instance, must always reach 80% to meet Wipro’s exacting standards. Reaching these high levels of software quality in a rapid and cost-effective manner is challenging. Wipro’s demanding objectives regarding code review and error reduction, led the company to adopt Parasof... (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)

Top 10 Service Virtualization Questions from Gartner AADI

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)