Ensuring API integrity is difficult in today's complex application cloud,
on-premises and hybrid environment scenarios. In this interview with
TechTarget, Parasoft solution architect manager Spencer Debrosse shares his
experiences about the top API testing issues that organizations encounter
and how automation and a DevOps team approach can address them.
The following is an excerpt from that interview...
What makes testing APIs challenging?
When you're building an application, you're not just using your own APIs or
your own internal applications. Instead, you have to rely on a wide variety
of endpoints and APIs and databases. We see lots of industry-specific,
third-party API integration. For example, in the hospitality and airline
industry, Sabre is common; in retail, credit card/address API verification is
If I integrate with Facebook or integrate with other... (more)
Stickyminds' Cameron Philipp-Edmonds recently interviewed Wayne Ariola
(Parasoft Chief Strategy Officer and co-author of Continuous Testing) about
how Continuous Testing provides a real-time, objective assessment of the
business risks associated with an application under development and allows
both business and technical managers to make better trade-off decisions
between release scope, time, and quality.
The interview covered topics such as:
The relationship between risks and Continuous Testing Common misperceptions
about Continuous Testing Who should care about Continuous Testi... (more)
Spring Shape Up: Trim Your IT "Waste" to Accelerate SDLC Velocity
Now that Spring has sprung, there's no better time to revisit your new year's
resolutions for "waste" reduction.
The business demand for "more innovative software, faster" is driving a surge
of interest in DevOps, Agile and Lean software development practices.
However, today's testing processes are typically bogged down by weighty
burdens such as the difficulty of 1) accessing complete Dev/Test
environments; 2) acquiring complete, sanitized test data; and 3) configuring
the behavior of the environment to enable co... (more)
Why leading organizations across financial, retail, communications,
utilities, travel, insurance, and other industries fell in love with service
There are a lot of things to love about service virtualization. Just consider
a few of the many exciting findings from voke's recently-released service
36% of respondents achieved a greater than 41% reduction in production
defects 46% achieved greater than 41% reduction in total defects 20% achieved
more than 2X the test coverage 26% achieved an increase of 2X or greater of
test execution rat... (more)
The concept of leveraging a simulated test environment to "shift left"
quality efforts has recently gained considerable attention among large
enterprise IT organizations.
Applying a unified service virtualization initiative has proven to be a
powerful tool for assisting organizations to accelerate the SDLC:
An organization has a single version of the truth, removing the risks created
by having independent brittle stubs. Service virtualization introduces an
environment-based approach, allowing the entire organization to access common
artifacts that represent critical functionality... (more)