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A common development challenge is accurately scoping the amount of effort required when creating new applications. This can occur when an application's requirements are first being designed, or even before. Since one of the most frequently-overlooked capabilities of service virtualization is the ability to rapidly prototype and test the impact of new services directly from initial user stories, I'm going to address that today. At the very beginning of an application's lifecycle, there comes a time when the team meets to discuss what the code should do. Often, there are many questions surrounding the feasibility of a new application, and the burden falls on the developer to indicate whether something is possible and to scope the level of effort required. When dealing with new technology or a completely new idea, this can be very difficult or nearly impossible. The de... (more)

Be Thankful for Service Virtualization & Simulated Test Environments

To reduce the risk of business interruption in today's interconnected systems, organizations need to test across a complex set of applications, such as SAP, mainframes, third-party services, etc.. However, such systems are extraordinarily difficult to access for the purpose of testing. Service Virtualization provides simulated test environments that eliminate these constraints- enabling organizations to test earlier, faster, and more completely. Here are 10 specific reasons to be thankful for service virtualization... 10. Dev.QA control over the test environment inclusive of dependencies Development and QA often need to jump through hoops in order to get access to the test environments required to complete their development and testing tasks. Even worse, when the test environment is finally available, it typically lacks applications that lie beyond the organization'... (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. Parasoft Service Virtualization Wins Jolt Award [NEWS] Dr. Dobb's recognizes Parasoft's service virtualization as must-have technology for accelerating testing efforts and eliminating delays in the application delivery lifecycle. Service Virtualization Maturity Model [PAPER] This maturity model hel... (more)

Parasoft to Exhibit at DevOps Summit

DevOps Summit Early Bird Savings here! SYS-CON Events announced today that Parasoft will exhibit at SYS-CON's 2nd DevOps Summit, which will take place on June 10-12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York. Explore DevOps Summit Sponsorship & Exhibit Opportunities ! For 25 years, Parasoft has researched and developed software solutions that help organizations define and deliver defect-free software efficiently. By integrating Development Testing, API testing, and service virtualization, Parasoft reduces the time, effort, and cost of delivering secure, reliable, and compliant software. Parasoft's enterprise and embedded development solutions are the industry's most comprehensive - including static analysis, unit testing with requirements traceability, functional and load testing, dev/test environment management, and more. The majority of Fortune 500 c... (more)

Play Service Virtualization Lingo Bingo

Let's be honest. The papers and articles from leading service virtualization vendors (us included) are using so many of the same terms and catch phrases that it's becoming difficult to distinguish one service virtualization solution from the other—that is, until you're actually hands on with the service virtualization technology deployed in your unique environment. If we can't escape it, we might as well have some fun with it . . . join us for a round of Service Virtualization Lingo Bingo! How to Play Service Virtualization Lingo Bingo Print out the Parasoft Service Virtualization Lingo Bingo card. The next time you read a service virtualization paper or article (from any service virtualization vendor), look for Service Virtualization Lingo terms and mark off the matching squares on your card.  If you get a horizontal, vertical, or diagonal line from the words in a sin... (more)

Service Virtualization Case Study: Testing Faster and Earlier

To accelerate application release cycles, KPN needed to address a critical bottleneck in the testing process. Their end-to-end test scenarios interacted with dependencies controlled by other divisions and external entities, and gaining access to the required dependencies was a slow and frustrating process. Due to these test environment access constraints, testing efforts were regularly delayed and cut short. “Using Parasoft Service Virtualization to simulate the behavior of these dependencies, KPN can now test earlier, faster, and more completely—accelerating time to market while reducing application risks” said Everhard Wienke, Manager of Development at KPN-ITNS. The Challenge: Eliminating External Constraints for Efficient Testing The KPN ITNS division facilitates Internet, television and network services via fiberglass. KPN-IT NS provides wholesale services for a ... (more)

Accelerate the SDLC with Service Virtualization

No matter what industry you're in, software is increasingly becoming the interface to your business. Organizations that are able to increase the speed and quality of innovative software releases will capitalize on differentiable competitive advantages; those that cannot will languish behind competitors. Not surprisingly, many enterprises have begun flirting with the idea of accelerating the SDLC to drive innovation through software. However, it's critical to realize that there's an optimal balance between speed and quality with software delivery-as with all engineered products. We're in an era in which leading organizations must reassess the true "cost of quality" for software. Remember: the cost of quality isn't the price of creating quality software-it's the penalty or risk incurred by failing to deliver quality software. As organizations begin to accelerate the ... (more)

Virtualization Improves Performance and Gives Greater Insights

The next edition of the HP Discover Podcast Series details how German telco EWE TEL has solved performance complexity across an extended enterprise billing process by using service virtualization. In doing so, EWE has significantly improved applications performance and quality for their end users, while also gaining predictive insights in the composite application services behavior. The use-case will be featured next week at the HP Discover conference in Barcelona. To learn more about how EWE is leveraging service virtualization technologies and techniques for composite applications, we recently sat down with  Bernd Schindelasch, Leader for Quality Management and Testing at EWE TEL based in Oldenburg, Germany. The discussion is moderated by me, Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions. [Disclosure: HP is a sponsor of BriefingsDirect podcasts.] Here a... (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. Parasoft Service Virtualization Wins Jolt Award [NEWS] Dr. Dobb's recognizes Parasoft's service virtualization as must-have technology for accelerating testing efforts and eliminating delays in the application delivery lifecycle. Service Virtualization Maturity Model [PAPER] This maturity model hel... (more)

Parasoft Receives “Testing Trend Setter” Award, Recognized as Market Innovator

Parasoft announced today that Info-Tech Research Group selected Parasoft as the winner of its Software Testing Trend Setter award and identified Parasoft as a Software Testing Market Innovator. Parasoft was recognized for the breadth and depth of its comprehensive software testing offerings, ranging from Service Virtualization, to API Testing, to Development Testing. Competing vendors evaluated in the report include HP, IBM, Microsoft, and Microfocus. The Trend Setter award honors the fact that “Parasoft has remained loyal to its testing roots and pushes to the cutting edge of the landscape by embracing business process testing.” The Market Innovator recognition lauds Parasoft’s “strong service virtualization capabilities that help reduce costs associated with configuring and managing testing environments” and notes how Parasoft’s wide array of patents give it “a c... (more)

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