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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 common. If I integrate with Facebook or integrate with other... (more)

Trim Your IT "Waste" to Accelerate SDLC Velocity | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

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)

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 complete test coverage.  Fortunately, some strategic "spring cleanin... (more)

API Testing: Top Resources of 2014

With the emergence of the "API Economy," the risks associated with API failure undeniably have broader business impacts. Thus, it's not surprising that throughout 2014 we saw many organizations recognizing the importance of ensuring that the business-critical APIs they produce and consume continuously deliver the expected level of security, reliability, functionality, and performance. From our 15+ years of experience helping leading companies adopt our industry-leading enterprise-grade API testing solution, Parasoft  has amassed an extensive set of resources to help the industr... (more)

What’s Killing Software Testers on Halloween? By @Parasoft | @CloudExpo

On Halloween day, let's take a quick look at some of the top things that are killing software testers... Accelerated Release Cycles In response to today's demand for speed and "Continuous Everything," the software delivery conveyer belt keeps moving faster and faster.  Considering that software testing has long been a thorn in the side of the software delivery process, it's unreasonable to expect that simply trying to speed up an already-troubled quality process will achieve the desired results. (I Love Lucy fans: Just think of Lucy and Ethel at the candy factory, struggling to ... (more)