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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)

Does Service Virtualization’s “Shift Left” Burden 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)

Trusting Reusable Business Components in SOA and Web Services

One of the business benefits organizations strive to achieve by implementing a service-oriented architecture (SOA) or in utilizing Web services is the opportunity to reuse business components. Asset reuse is one of the core drivers of the SOA or Web service ROI calculation. Although leveraging the service concept provides an avenue for application consolidation and reuse, these same efficiencies also introduce a distinct level of business risk. For example, in an architecture where multiple distributed applications provide a business with a specific operation, should a single appl... (more)

Podcast: Development Testing for Embedded Software

In the latest Techpost Media podcast, Parasoft Product Manager Jason Schadewald shares his insights on testing the software that drives embedded devices. Jason explains that the trick to great software testing is to avoid grand visions and ambition and simply start tackling each small test problem on its own. You can always stitch everything together into a complete testing process later. Listen to the 15-minute podcast Want Quality Software Testing? Lose The Ambition to learn why: Working with devices requires a different approach to traditional app development for web browse... (more)

How to Accelerate the SDLC: Service Virtualization

Why Service Virtualization? By Wayne Ariola, Parasoft Chief Strategy Officer 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 ... (more)