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Cynthia Dunlop

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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 contracts and/or attract costly lawsuits. You can make your site accessible to people with disabilities (and thus mitigate these risks) by following the guidelines the U.S. government and the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) have established for making Web sites accessible in a wide variety of... (more)

Top 13 Service Virtualization Resources of 2013

In 2013, Parasoft saw a tremendous level of interest in Service Virtualization across a broad spectrum of industries (including retail, financial, health care, insurance, hospitality, utilities, and entertainment). Here's a list of our 13 most-accessed Service Virtualization resources in 2013. Service Virtualization: Accelerating the SDLC [RESEARCH] This new Gartner research portfolio provides insight on why SV is a "must-have" for accelerating the SDLC, a first-hand look at SV at Comcast, and recommendations for organizations getting started with SV & SDLC acceleration. Para... (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)

How Buggy Are Today's APIs? [Infographic]

With the advent of the API economy, the integrity of the APIs you produce and consume is now more important than ever. As applications grow increasingly interdependent, the security, functionality, and performance of the composite "mashup" is only as strong as its weakest link. The success of an end-to-end transaction depends upon all the parts working flawlessly-all the time. To better understand the scope and impact of API issues, Parasoft, leading provider of API Testing solutions, recently conducted study on API Integrity. The following infographic highlights some interesting ... (more)

Is Service Virtualization’s “Shift Left” a Burden to Developers?

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... (more)