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Real World Static Analysis Boot Camp

Posted on Nov 20, 2014 8:36:25 AM

Get Your Static Analysis in Shape with These New On-Demand Training Videos

Considering the tremendous benefit that static analysis can deliver, way too many organizations undervalue and underuse their static analysis investment.

Want to step up broad static analysis adoption across your organization? Give developers and software engineers some real-world, hands on guidance on how to ensure that it's a help rather than a hindrance.

This on-demand Static Analysis Bootcamp explores how to turn static analysis from a disruptive task into an integrated process that boosts software quality and team productivity across the SDLC. 

Session 1
In the first session, our static analysis expert (the Code Curmudgeon himself) covers:

  • Best practices for integrating static analysis into your workflow
  • How to avoid the everyday mistakes that discourage adoption
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Topics: Static Analysis, Static Code Analysis, Development Testing


How a Leading US Retailer Enhances UX, Accelerates Testing with Service Virtualization

Posted on Nov 13, 2014 8:06:00 AM

Enabling Early and Extensive Testing for Critical eCommerce Transactions 

As a leading Fortune 500 retailer advances its omnichannel retail strategy, ensuring a positive user experience on the company’s ecommerce site has become increasingly critical. More and more of their customers are now utilizing the ecommerce site at some point during the purchase process—for example, to research products before (or after) visiting a brick and mortar location, to order products for direct delivery or in-store pickup, or even to initiate a product return.

Recognizing that all these additional touch points represent opportunities to reinforce—or undermine—their reputation as a market leader, the company is firmly committed to ensuring that all transactions associated with this ecommerce site meet or exceed customer expectations. Service Virtualization is now instrumental in helping them achieve this goal efficiently and cost-effectively.

 

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Topics: Service Virtualization, SDLC Acceleration


Integrate Service Virtualization, API Testing and Test Lab Management

Posted on Nov 7, 2014 8:30:00 AM

Enable Continuous Testing and Significantly Expand Test Coverage and Traceability

We're excited to announce Parasoft's latest release: a consolidated platform uniting API testing, service virtualization, and test environment management.  The new release is designed to help organizations "shift left" the testing effort and accelerate the SDLC to meet the growing time-to-market pressure for software applications. 

The ability to rapidly develop and continuously execute end-to-end tests—even in complex or frequently-evolving environments—is essential to accelerating application delivery while minimizing business risks. That's why Parasoft allows users to create a simulated test environment in less than a minute, then immediately start defining and executing tests against the appropriate test environment configurations.

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Topics: Service Virtualization, API Testing


What’s Killing Software Testers?

Posted on Oct 30, 2014 7:49:00 AM

With Halloween rapidly approaching, let's take a quick look at some of the top things that are killing software testers...

Accelerated Release Cycles

In response to today's demand for speed and "Continuous Everything," the software delivery conveyer belt keeps moving faster and faster.  Considering that software testing has long been a thorn in the side of the software delivery process, it's unreasonable to expect that simply trying to speed up an already-troubled quality process will achieve the desired results. (I Love Lucy fans: Just think of Lucy and Ethel at the candy factory, struggling to keep pace as the conveyer belt starts putting out chocolates faster and faster.)

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Topics: Development Testing, Service Virtualization


How to Manage the Business Risks of Application Development with Continuous Testing

Posted on Oct 23, 2014 9:11:00 AM


CM Crossroads recently published “Manage the Business Risks of Application Development with Continuous Testing” by Parasoft Chief Strategy Officer, Wayne Ariola:

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Topics: SDLC Acceleration


The Greatest Barrier to Software Quality is ... [Survey Results]

Posted on Oct 16, 2014 12:05:00 PM

We recently asked development managers, architects, developers, quality engineers, and other stakeholders to share their opinions about the current state of the software development lifecycle and what's needs to change in order to deliver better software faster. 

Here are the responses to the question "In a single word, what's the greatest barrier to software quality?"

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Topics: SDLC Acceleration


Why DevTest Clouds Have Development and QA Teams on Cloud 9

Posted on Oct 9, 2014 5:36:00 AM

By Wayne Ariola, Parasoft Chief Strategy Officer

From the point of view of a developer or tester, the dependent architecture associated with the application they're working on is extremely complex—and only growing more so.  This begs the question: How do you create a test environment in order to validate the features the company wants to release as rapidly as possible?

As the just-released voke report on Virtual & Cloud Based Labs outlines, various technologies over the past decade have matured to a point where they can reduce this complexity.  For example, the report highlights:

  • "Virtual or cloud-based labs to enable on-demand access to development and test environments
  • Service virtualization to simulate services, components, or applications regardless of their state of completeness or accessibility
  • Network virtualization to model and simulate networks to assess the impact of the network on the user experience"
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Topics: Service Virtualization


How Static Analysis Helps You Get Started with DevOps

Posted on Oct 2, 2014 7:30:00 AM

DevOps requires us to move past simply finding bugs with static analysis. We have to be more proactive and reevaluate the analysis techniques used in the SDLC. DevOps is a collection of practices that facilitate the cross-departmental collaboration and communication necessary to help organizations optimize and accelerate their development processes. Its roots can be traced to the rise of iterative development methodologies that required a different way of operating that blends software development, IT, and QA. DevOps carries with it the potential to remove roadblocks that prevent organizations from meeting modern business challenges.

To be clear, there are no "DevOps tools" that you can purchase and deploy that will suddenly enable you to start "doing DevOps", but there are necessary mechanisms for implementing a DevOps strategy. In this blog, we’ll discuss how development testing, and more specifically static code analysis, enables organizations to start doing DevOps.

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Topics: Static Analysis, Static Code Analysis, Development Testing


Why Software Testers Can't Test

Posted on Sep 25, 2014 6:31:22 AM

64% of testers currently spend little to no time creating automated tests ?!?


By Noel Wurst, Managing Editor at Skytap

(This article was originally published on the Skytap Blog)

 

What do software testers most want to do while at work? 

What do software testers enjoy the most about their job?

What do many testers struggle to find the time for each and every day?

What’s absolutely critical to the success of your enterprise?

There’s one simple answer to these questions, and it might surprise many non-testers out there. The answer is, “testing software.” It’s what testers signed up to do, it’s their passion, but unfortunately, testers find less and less time each and every day to do the thing they love most—and what you most need from them.

Why?

What are testers doing instead?

Why can’t they just stop doing whatever it is that they are doing, and get back to testing software?

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Topics: Service Virtualization


Automated API Testing vs. Salesforce.com's SalesCloud and JD Edwards' EnterpriseOne

Posted on Sep 18, 2014 9:36:00 AM

Parasoft API Testing Simplifies Test Data Management, Automates Continuous Regression Testing for NZ's Largest Smart Meter Company

This post was originally published on IntegrationQA's blog.

Advanced Meter Services (AMS), New Zealand's leading smart meter and meter data management provider, was suffering expensive delays in promoting pending releases from the development environment to the acceptance test environment because of the complexities of managing test data consistency between the integrated CRM, ERP and bespoke systems.

The manual test process involved hours of preparation per test, finding and manipulating suitable data using the system under test before each test could begin. Regressions in almost any area of the system could prevent the setup of suitable test data, costing hours of tester time.  The aim was to separate test data management from test execution, and then to add regression testing in the form of automated system testing for the quickest possible feedback.

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Topics: API Testing


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