Parasoft's business partner Skytap recently invited Wayne Ariola (Parasoft
Chief Strategy Officer) to be a guest on their DevHops podcast. With Skytap's
Noel Wurst moderating, Wayne and Skytap's Jason English chatted
about continuous testing, service virtualization, and how SDLC
acceleration is impacting quality-all while sipping and reviewing three beers
of their choice.
Listen to the 30-minute DevHops podcast to hear about:
How quality and speed are no longer in a "host/parasite" relationship What's
being overlooked in the user-story focused testing common with Agile What the
business really gets out of continuous testing The myth that continuous
testing = more testing or more automation How the demand for SDLC
acceleration is impacting quality How to convince teams to take the "leap of
faith" needed to trust simulations The beer reviews: Abita's Wrought Iron
Why Testers Can't Test: Solving the Test Environment Dilemma 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 the difficulty of
Accessing complete Dev/Test environments—including all system dependencies.
Acquiring complete, sanitized test data.
Continuously executing the tests needed to ensure a positive end-user
Join Forrester's Diego Lo Giudice and Alaska Airlines' Ryan Papineau this
Thursday (May 21) for t... (more)
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... (more)
Here are the 10 most-read service virtualization articles from the Parasoft
Blog in 2012:
Parasoft Service Virtualization Wins Jolt Award: Service virtualization with
Parasoft Virtualize has been recognized as a must-have technology for
accelerating testing efforts and eliminating delays in the application
delivery lifecycle by Jolt.
What is Service Virtualization?: Learn what service virtualization is and how
it can provide easy access to constrained components that impede development
Service Virtualization Maturity Model: Introduces a Service Virtualization
Exposing an API to your application is as risky as installing a doggie door
into your house: you expect your dog to have the convenience of outdoor
access, but the reality is that you cut a hole in your house.
The intended use is to give the anticipated “users” access to an area
that is otherwise private. However, once you open that portal into your
sanctuary, there’s no telling who else might take advantage of it. Just as
the doggie door can open your home to all sorts of wildlife, so can API
exposure open the door to application usage you never anticipated (both
innocent misus... (more)