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Service Virtualization Case Study: Cloud-Based Continuous Access to a Highly-Restricted Government System An education portal application developed by a European non-profit organization links students to the higher education institutions where they wish to study, as well as to the government agency that helps them finance their education. When educational institutions want to develop and test transactions involving this portal, they need access to the behavior of the interconnected government agency’s system—however, this system is not readily available for testing. Service Virtualization provides these institutions continuous, secure access to the government system behavior that is critical for completing thorough end-to-end tests against the portal application. Introduction A European non-profit organization’s education portal provides a centralized platform for... (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)

Integrate Service Virtualization, API Testing By @Parasoft | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Integrate Service Virtualization, API Testing and Test Lab Management We're excited to announce Parasoft's latest release: a consolidated platform uniting API testing, service virtualization, and test environment management.  The new release is designed to help organizations "shift left" the testing effort and accelerate the SDLC to meet the growing time-to-market pressure for software applications. The ability to rapidly develop and continuously execute end-to-end tests-even in complex or frequently-evolving environments-is essential to accelerating application delivery while mi... (more)

To Accelerate Continuous Delivery, Shift Left Static Analysis

Electric Cloud's Juan Jimenez recently blogged: "Consider this statement of truth – the bane of any Continuous Delivery strategy is testing. You can have wildly fast builds...completely automated Continuous Integration and Delivery... but if your Continuous Testing slows your Agile-ity to a crawl, it’s all for naught, sire. Consider as well that the number one root cause for software failures is insufficient testing, and the number one reason for that is the time and effort it takes to perform full testing. When there are conflicting priorities, corners are cut and test schedules ... (more)

Top 13 API Integrity / Cloud Testing Resources of 2013

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 secu... (more)