What is Service Virtualization?
To achieve "quality @ speed", it's essential to have unrestrained access to a
trustworthy and realistic test environment. It is important to recognize that
a complete test environment includes the application under test (AUT) and all
of its dependent components (e.g., APIs, 3rd-party services, databases,
applications, and other endpoints).
Service virtualization is an emerging technology that provides DevTest teams
access to a complete test environment by simulating the dependent components
that are beyond your control, still evolving, or too complex to configure in
a test lab. Service virtualization is commonly used when dependent components
connected to the AUT are:
Not yet completed or still evolving Controlled by a 3rd party or partner
Available for testing only in limited capacity or at inconvenient times
Difficult to provision o... (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)
Are you confident that your site works correctly for someone using a
text-to-speech browser that vocalizes Web page text? For someone using a
device that instantly translates Web page text into Braille? For someone
using a special device or software (such as voice recognition software) for
navigation and input?
If not, you are taking two serious risks:
People with disabilities (approximately 19% of the U.S. population) might not
be able to access your site. If the site is produced for or by a U.S.
government agency, you might be violating a federal law and could lose
government ... (more)
Here are the 10 most-read safety-critical and embedded software testing
articles from the Parasoft Blog in 2012:
Parasoft Wins "Embeddy" Award for Embedded Testing Platform: Parasoft
Embedded Testing Platform wins the VDC Embeddy software award at DESIGN East.
Safety Critical Development – Process Standards Compliance: VDC Research
on embedded development for safety critical: how process standards compliance
and tooling impact project schedules.
The Acute Need for Widespread Change in Safety Critical and Embedded
Development: VDC Research on embedded development for safety cr... (more)
Without an enterprise-level automated solution for ensuring the integrity of
APIs and API-driven composite applications, organizations risk:
Brand erosion as faulty software drives away customers Time-to-market delays
that diminish market share Exposure to legal liability associated with
application failure Failure to comply with applicable regulatory standards
and technical contracts
API Testing solutions help organizations reduce the risks, costs, and
resources associated with exposing and consuming APIs. The application of API
Testing solutions can range from very simple ad-hoc... (more)