Service Virtualization and API Testing

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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 security, reliability & compliance of today's extremely interconnected and interdependent applications. API Testing Maturity Model [PAPER] Parasoft's API Testing Maturity Model helps organizations set realistic expectations for adopting and optimizing API Testing solutions. Cloud/ API Testing Busi... (more)

Does Continuous Deployment Mean Continuous Disappointment for Customers?

By Dhruv Gupta, Director of Product Marketing at Perforce This article was originally published on the Perforce Blog. An interesting article came out recently, “Why Continuous Deployment may mean Continuous Disappointment for your Customers.” It correctly identifies the human need for a shiny, new thing every so often. And it argues that the practice of continuous deployment could lead to disenchantment with incremental updates. The article cites examples of companies whose customers were left disillusioned by incremental additions or subtractions to existing capability. There a... (more)

API Testing Helps MedicAlert Increase Agility, Extend Services

MedicAlert pioneered the use of medical ID products and delivers the most dependable, responsive, and trusted Emergency Identification and Medical Information Network. The nonprofit charity provides the functionality of an e-health information exchange for emergencies through an innovative combination of a unique patient identifier linked to a personal health record and a live 24/7 emergency response service. As MedicAlert continues expanding its role as an innovative provider of healthcare information services, they are leveraging APIs.  To accelerate their ability to roll out ... (more)

Service Virtualization: Freedom to Test When You Want, How You Want

The number and complexity of test environments that need to be accessed for an organization's various projects has become overwhelming. The challenge of providing rapid access to the necessary test environments with the appropriate configurations has recently escalated for a number of reasons: When testing transactions across today's composite applications, it's nearly impossible to avoid interacting with dependent applications that are evolving, unavailable, or difficult to access for testing. Organizations leveraging more iterative or agile development methods have multiple proj... (more)

Is Service Virtualization’s “Shift Left” a Burden to Developers?

Service virtualization undeniably benefits the development process, but it can be both a blessing and a curse for developers. Minimizing the burden that "shift left" can place on developers is key to achieving maximum acceleration of delivery cycles. Service Virtualization's Shift Left Benefits the Development Process Service virtualization's potential to "shift left" testing is relatively well-accepted throughout the industry. With simulated test environments eliminating constraints that commonly delay or curtail testing efforts, testing can begin earlier. And, as we all know by... (more)