By Wayne Ariola, Parasoft Chief Strategy Officer
From the point of view of a developer or tester, the dependent architecture
associated with the application they're working on is extremely complex—and
only growing more so. This begs the question: How do you create a test
environment in order to validate the features the company wants to release as
rapidly as possible?
As the just-released voke report on Virtual & Cloud Based Labs outlines,
various technologies over the past decade have matured to a point where they
can reduce this complexity. For example, the report highlights:
"Virtual or cloud-based labs to enable on-demand access to development and
test environments Service virtualization to simulate services, components, or
applications regardless of their state of completeness or accessibility
Network virtualization to model and simulate networks to assess th... (more)
How Static Analysis Helps You Get Started with DevOps
DevOps requires us to move past simply finding bugs with static analysis. We
have to be more proactive and reevaluate the analysis techniques used in the
SDLC. DevOps is a collection of practices that facilitate the
cross-departmental collaboration and communication necessary to help
organizations optimize and accelerate their development processes. Its roots
can be traced to the rise of iterative development methodologies that
required a different way of operating that blends software development, IT,
and QA. DevOps carries ... (more)
By Noel Wurst, Managing Editor at Skytap
(This article was originally published on the Skytap Blog)
What do software testers most want to do while at work?
What do software testers enjoy the most about their job?
What do many testers struggle to find the time for each and every day?
What’s absolutely critical to the success of your enterprise?
There’s one simple answer to these questions, and it might surprise many
non-testers out there. The answer is, “testing software.” It’s what
testers signed up to do, it’s their passion, but unfortunately, testers
find less and less time each ... (more)
Ignis Asset Management is a global asset management company, headquartered in
London, with over $100 billion (USD) in assets under management. Ignis
recently embarked on a large project aimed at outsourcing the back office as
well as implementing the architecture and applications required to support
the outsourcing model.
"To meet the business's needs, a number of projects have to be developed and
delivered in parallel," explained Aaron Martin, Programme Test Manager at
Ignis. "However, we didn't have the resources, budget, and management
capacity required to create and maintain... (more)
By Jason Schadewald, Product Manager at Parasoft
When people think of autogenerated tests, unit tests, or testing in general,
they often carry a lot of expectations about the state of the technology and
about the value it should have.
The following video (recorded at a recent Atlanta Java User's Group event)
begins by delving into the details of what modern autogeneration can actually
achieve and which unexpected needs it fulfills. The presentation is followed
by discussion of how autogeneration and assisted generation needs to evolve
to meet the growing needs of developers.