For Valentine's Day, here's a lighthearted look at the "relationship" between
two complementary technologies: service virtualization and cloud dev/test
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 startup companies? I was
flexible, I thought I had the capacity to handle anything. I'd stay up all
night studying or partying, but sometimes I'd crash. So what if some college
kid's cloud-based photo-sharing site experiment goes down? It wasn't going to
impact anyone's life.
But when it came... (more)
Exposing an API to your application is as risky as installing a doggie door
into your house: you expect your dog to have the convenience of outdoor
access, but the reality is that you cut a hole in your house.
The intended use is to give the anticipated “users” access to an area
that is otherwise private. However, once you open that portal into your
sanctuary, there’s no telling who else might take advantage of it. Just as
the doggie door can open your home to all sorts of wildlife, so can API
exposure open the door to application usage you never anticipated (both
innocent misus... (more)
With the advent of the API economy, the integrity of the APIs you produce and
consume is now more important than ever. As applications grow increasingly
interdependent, the security, functionality, and performance of the composite
"mashup" is only as strong as its weakest link. The success of an end-to-end
transaction depends upon all the parts working flawlessly-all the time.
To better understand the scope and impact of API issues, Parasoft, leading
provider of API Testing solutions, recently conducted study on API
Integrity. The following infographic highlights some interesting ... (more)
"Service virtualization has allowed us to get great utilization from our
testing staff, complete more projects on time, and also save money by
lowering the overall total cost of performing those tests for a given
Frank Jennings, TQM Performance Director at Comcast, shares his service
virtualization experiences with Parasoft in this Q & A...
Why did Comcast explore service virtualization?
There were two primary issues that led Comcast to explore service
virtualization. First, we wanted to increase the accuracy and consistency of
performance test results. Second, we wer... (more)
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)