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Cynthia Dunlop

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Explore the 10 most popular continuous testing resources of 2015, including Forrester and Gartner research, interviews, infographics, an ebook, and more. With today's DevOps and "Continuous Everything" initiatives, teams need the ability to assess the risks associated with a release candidate-instantly and continuously. Maybe that's why 2015 seemed to be all about Continuous Testing, from conferences, to analyst research, to the blogosphere. Here's a look at what Continuous Testing articles from the Parasoft Resource Center piqued the most interest in 2015: Continuous Testing Book: Learn how Continuous Testing provides a real-time, objective assessment of the business risks associated with an application under development. Forrester Research Report on Functional Test Automation: Get Forrester's recommendations on what's needed to support continuous quality and faster... (more)

8 Software Testing Demons that Service Virtualization Can Exorcise

Ever had a frightful encounter with the following testing demons? They tend to lurk around complex interconnected systems, just waiting to wreak havoc by forcing you to delay testing, work at dreadful hours, or make distressing trade-offs on the completeness of your testing... Evolving/incomplete systems You're ready to test the part of the system that you're responsible for, but you can't really exercise it unless you interact with other system parts that are still evolving-or not yet even implemented.       Inaccessible systems This includes those dependent systems available ... (more)

How Service Virtualization Helped Comcast Release Tested Software Faster

"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 release." 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)

Creating Complete Dev/Test Environments in the Cloud

You can't truly accelerate the SDLC without a dependable continuous testing process. Evolving from automated to continuous testing requires on-demand access to a complete, realistic test environment. Yet, such access can be extremely difficult to achieve with today's increasingly complex and interdependent applications. Consider these recent research findings from voke: On average, organizations require access to 33 systems for dev/test, but have unrestricted access to only 18 Only 4% of participants report immediate, on-demand access to dev/test lab environments The majority ... (more)

Service Virtualization Definition

What Is Service Virtualization & Why Does it Matter? A recent blog by Hurwitz & Associates analyst Marcia Kaufman defines service virtualization: “Service virtualization is used to simulate the behavior of components in an application so you can perform an accurate and timely test in a world of complex interrelated applications. Production services that may not be available for integration testing can be virtualized so the testing can take place at an appropriate time in the software development process.” Kaufman also explores the benefits of service virtualization: “One of the b... (more)