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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 now, the earlier you find a defect, the faster, easier, and cheaper it is to fix. Beyond that, service virtualization allows teams to test more extensively and more frequently (e.g., for continuous regression testing).  Service virtualization’s shift left certainly yields significant benefit... (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... (more)

Managing the Risks of SaaS Development with a Development Testing Platform

By Jason Schadewald (Product Manager, Parasoft) and Adam Trujillo (Technical Writer, Parasoft) According to technology research firm Gartner, the SaaS market was worth $14.5 billion in 2012 and expected to reach $22.1 billion by 2015. The rapid growth Gartner identifies should come as no surprise, considering SaaS’s potential to sharply reduce time to market and overhead associated with tracking and managing myriad versions and configurations of packaged software. By rolling out a single version of the software, SaaS also enables organizations to centralize control. Many ... (more)

2014: The Year of Continuous Delivery [Guest Blog]

by Steve Brodie, CEO at Electric Cloud This article was originally published on the Electric Cloud Blog In 2014, software development is becoming a critical core competency at Enterprise IT, Web and embedded systems companies around the world, and Continuous Delivery and DevOps initiatives are underway.  A recent Forrester Research survey of Fortune 1000 companies indicates that 58% of IT leaders in their companies place faster delivery of IT services in their top 3 priorities.  Yet, only 12% can deliver high quality results fast enough. This bodes well for Electric Cloud since ac... (more)

Continuous Testing, Service Virtualization & Beer Tasting

Parasoft's business partner Skytap recently invited Wayne Ariola (Parasoft Chief Strategy Officer) to be a guest on their DevHops podcast. With Skytap's Noel Wurst moderating, Wayne and Skytap's Jason English chatted about continuous testing, service virtualization, and how SDLC acceleration is impacting quality—all while sipping and reviewing three beers of their choice. Listen to the 30-minute podcast to hear about: How quality and speed are no longer in a "host/parasite" relationship What's being overlooked in the user-story focused testing common with Agile What the business ... (more)