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
As organizations begin to accelerate the ... (more)
With the need for speed driving continuous integration, continuous delivery,
and continuous release, organizations across industries are experiencing a
rising rate of regressions, integration errors, and other defects.
Accelerated delivery is great—unless you end up placing the business at
risk because your testing efforts just can't keep pace.
Watch the on-demand How to Avoid Continuously Delivering Faulty Software
webinar (co-hosted by Perforce and Parasoft) to explore best practices for
reducing the risks associated with Continuous Delivery. The webinar covers:
The top 4 best... (more)
Service-oriented architectures are much different than our traditional siloed
applications. SOAs span multiple tiers and multiple applications, their
development lifecycles are multi-staged and highly iterative, and there are
multiple parties impacted by both internal and perhaps external changes to
Delivering a secure, reliable, compliant SOA, given these complexities,
requires a different approach to quality. In a complex system, quality
measures must permeate every aspect to translate into a quality deliverable.
Architecture & Interface Consistency
For exampl... (more)
By Noel Wurst, Managing Editor at Skytap
This article was originally published on the Skytap Blog
Noel Wurst: Hello, this is Noel Wurst with Skytap and I am speaking today
with Peter Coffee. Peter is the VP for Strategic Resource
at salesforce.com and he's also going to be taking part in the SDLC
Acceleration Summit on May 13th in San Francisco, California. Peter how are
you doing today?
Peter Coffee: It's great to be with you Noel. I'm fine, thank you.
Noel Wurst: Great, awesome. Well, I was going to say that I had the privilege
of reading your bio online. I recommend listeners ... (more)
Top Three Reasons to Love Automated API Testing
APIs and the "API Economy" are currently experiencing an outpouring of love
from developers and industry experts alike, but it's just not trickling down
to API Testing.
If we want to to ensure that the business-critical APIs which are now so near
and dear to our organizations are truly secure, reliable and scalable, it's
time to start showering API testing with a little more love and affection.
After all, API testing tools can provide some rather endearing benefits:
Reduced develpment and testing costs Reduced risks Improved efficien... (more)