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Service virtualization undeniably benefits the development process, but it can be both a blessing and a curse for developers. Minimizing the burden that "shift left" can place on developers is key to achieving maximum acceleration of delivery cycles. Service Virtualization's Shift Left Benefits the Development Process Service virtualization's potential to "shift left" testing is relatively well-accepted throughout the industry. With simulated test environments eliminating constraints that commonly delay or curtail testing efforts, testing can begin earlier. And, as we all know by now, the earlier you find a defect, the faster, easier, and cheaper it is to fix. Beyond that, service virtualization allows teams to test more extensively and more frequently (e.g., for continuous regression testing). Service virtualization's shift left certainly yields significant benefits... (more)

Does Continuous Deployment Mean Continuous Disappointment for Customers?

By Dhruv Gupta, Director of Product Marketing at Perforce This article was originally published on the Perforce Blog. An interesting article came out recently, “Why Continuous Deployment may mean Continuous Disappointment for your Customers.” It correctly identifies the human need for a shiny, new thing every so often. And it argues that the practice of continuous deployment could lead to disenchantment with incremental updates. The article cites examples of companies whose customers were left disillusioned by incremental additions or subtractions to existing capability. There a... (more)

Top Reads of 2015 | @DevOpsSummit #ML #DevOps #Microservices

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... (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)

Cloud Shifts the Burden of Security to Development

The following is an excerpt from an article that Parasoft recently authored for CrossTalk, an approved Department of Defense journal... Abstract The move to the cloud brings a number of new security challenges, but the application remains your last line of defense. Engineers are extremely well poised to perform tasks critical for securing the application-provided that certain key obstacles are overcome. Introduction This paper explores three ways to help development bear the burden of security that the cloud places on them: Use penetration testing results to help engineers determ... (more)