Bulletproofing your Application Through Negative Simulation

Mar 17, 2017
In my last blog post about service virtualization, I discussed testing using a virtual response to simulate application behavior that was still evolvi...

A Healthy Static Analysis Strategy

Mar 13, 2017
As part of my series on the 7 habits of highly successful programmers, today I’m going to discuss a few ways to make sure that static analysis is effe...

Testing when the API isn't ready

Mar 1, 2017
With the complexity of today’s applications, it’s easy to end up in a situation where all of the pieces of your code aren’t ready at the same time. As...

Improve Peer Code Review by Eliminating These Bad Habits

Feb 16, 2017
In my New Year’s webinar and subsequent blog post, I explained some of the habits of highly successful programmers that you can adopt to improve your ...

The 7 Habits of Highly Successful Programmers

Jan 25, 2017
Exercise is hard – well, actually it’s not so much hard as it is tedious and easy to avoid. The exercise itself is straightforward, but doing it regul...

Top 10 Development Testing Resources from 2016

Jan 5, 2017
Earlier today, we posted the top 10 service virtualization resources from our site -- here are the top 10 development testing resources from Parasoft'...

Top 10 Service Virtualization and API Testing Resources from 2016

Jan 5, 2017
Happy New Year! Out of the 100+ service virtualization and API testing white papers, articles, videos, and case studies on Parasoft's resource center,...

Parasoft Named a Leader in Modern Application Functional Test Automation Tools

Dec 15, 2016
We're pleased to announce that Parasoft was named a leader in the new Forrester Research report on Functional Test Automation Tools*. Forrester Resear...

How to Simplify Development Complexity

Dec 8, 2016
The following is an excerpt from a voke Research report on how organizations can reduce business risks across their applications and the SDLC. You can...

Testing 123 with Parasoft's Mark Lambert: Change-Based Testing and Merged Correlated Code Coverage

Dec 1, 2016
Welcome to the second session of Testing 1-2-3! This series features conversations with software testing industry leaders on a broad spectrum of softw...

Why Cisco is Thankful For Static Analysis

Nov 22, 2016
As Thanksgiving approaches, let's take a look at why leading companies like Cisco Systems are thankful for static analysis... The world’s top corporat...

Service Virtualization: The Missing Piece for Continuous Testing in Microsoft VSTS

Nov 17, 2016
Today's DevTest teams are under pressure to deliver more—and more innovative—software faster than ever before.  And now that most organizations are re...

How Static Analysis Identified the Root Cause of Intermittent Erratic System Behavior

Nov 10, 2016
A leading power management company helps customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustaina...

Automated Testing is NOT Continuous Testing

Nov 3, 2016
Drawing a distinction between test automation and continuous testing may seem like an exercise in semantics, but the gap between automating functional...

Back from the Dead: 4 Classic Halloween-Themed Testing Blogs

Oct 27, 2016
In the "spirit" of Halloween, we thought we'd bring some of your favorite Halloween-themed software testing blogs back from the dead (as well as invit...

Testing 123 with voke's Theresa Lanowitz: Continuous Testing, Service Virtualization & the New Role of Testers

Oct 20, 2016
Welcome to the first session of Testing 1-2-3! This series features conversations with software testing industry leaders on a broad spectrum of softwa...

How to Approach API Testing for Microservices

Oct 13, 2016
Microservices have recently attracted a lot of attention for being the architecture of choice for companies like Uber, Netflix, Spotify, and Amazon. U...

What's the Cure for Software Defects and Vulnerabilities in Medical Devices?

Oct 6, 2016
By Alan Zeichick (Principal Analyst at Camden Associates)  Modern medical devices increasingly leverage microprocessors and embedded software, as well...

How Vodafone NZ "Shifted Left" & Automated Continuous Testing with Service Virtualization

Sep 29, 2016
Vodafone New Zealand, a subsidiary of the world's third-largest telecommunications company, is the country's leading mobile phone operator. Increasing...

How an Engineering Approach to Automotive Software Quality Puts the Brakes on Defects

Sep 22, 2016
By Alan Zeichick (Principal Analyst at Camden Associates) and Arthur Hicken, Chief Evangelist at Parasoft  Cars are more complex than ever, and that m...

6 Can't Miss Sessions at StarWest 2016

Sep 15, 2016
StarWest 2016 is now less than a week away...and based on the program, it looks like they've packed at least a month's worth of great sessions into ju...

Learn the ABCs of Service Virtualization

Sep 12, 2016
What is Service Virtualization? To achieve "quality @ speed", it's essential to have unrestrained access to a trustworthy and realistic test environme...

Forrester: 7 Steps for Effective DevOps

Sep 1, 2016
From Diego Lo Guidice's Continuous Delivery Conference keynote: "I think are 7 things you need to do to get your organization on track towards an effe...

Automotive Software Engineering Defects on the Rise

Aug 25, 2016
"It takes dozens of microprocessors running 100 million lines of code to get a premium car out of the driveway, and this software is only going to get...

Build API Performance from the Ground Up: Using Unit Tests to Benchmark API Component Performance

Aug 18, 2016
by Sergei Baranov, Principal Software Engineer at Parasoft APIs were originally conceived as basic integration tools that enabled disparate applicatio...

Quantifying the Risk of Automotive Software Failures: The SRR Warranty and Recall Report

Aug 11, 2016
The costs of an automobile recall can be immense for an OEM automobile or light truck manufacturer – and potentially ruinous for a member of the indus...

Forrester: DevTestOps and Continuous Delivery Pipelines

Aug 4, 2016
From Diego Lo Guidice's Continuous Delivery Conference keynote: What is a Continuous Delivery Pipeline? "Continuous Delivery involves transforming peo...

Can Speed and Quality Coexist in the SDLC?

Jul 28, 2016
There is undeniably a trend today towards optimizing software application development and delivery processes. Whether the adopted initiative is termed...

Gartner Recommendations on API Testing and Service Virtualization

Jul 21, 2016
Why Service Virtualization and API Testing are Critical Gartner's latest research on service virtualization and API testing tools discovered that: "Th...

Should Developers Deploy Directly to Production? Share Your Thoughts on Release Management

Jul 20, 2016
Should developers deploy directly to production? What's more important: cost, quality, or schedule? Is release automation all it's cracked up to be? I...

14 Essential Software Development Books to Read This Summer

Jul 14, 2016
With long days, nice weather, and hopefully a little break in your work schedule, now's the perfect time to catch up on all those books you've been me...

How Software Testing is Impacted by Agile and DevOps

Jul 7, 2016
TechWell's new State of the Software Testing Profession report reveals some interesting findings about how Agile and DevOps are impacting software tes...

A Taste of PIE for 4th of July

Jun 29, 2016
Apple pie might be the classic "all-American" dessert for a 4th of July picnic, but there's an intriguing new pie to try this year. No, not cherry or ...

Is "IoT Security" a Contradiction in Terms?

Jun 23, 2016
This content was originally published on The Code Curmudgeon blog. By Arthur Hicken, Chief Evangelist at Parasoft  The internet of things (a.k.a. "IoT...

Service Virtualization Best Practices from Capital One, CareFirst, Forrester

Jun 16, 2016
How Capital One Transformed DevTest for Continuous Delivery  Making the leap to Continuous Delivery is precarious for any organization, but the concer...

How Does a Top Global Retailer Automate Continuous Testing? With Service Virtualization

Jun 9, 2016
Transitioning to DevOps, the world’s second largest retailer significantly accelerated much of their delivery pipeline, but testing transactions throu...

Why Application Coverage is the Most Powerful Metrics Activity You’re Not Doing

Jun 1, 2016
Code coverage is a first step in an overall software quality process that enables you to begin understanding where risk is lurking in your application...

Why (and How) to Evolve From Automated Testing to Continuous Testing

May 26, 2016
Today’s DevOps and “Continuous Everything” initiatives require the ability to assess the risks associated with a release candidate—instantly and conti...

Forrester: Test Automation, API Testing, and Service Virtualization in DevOps

May 19, 2016
From Diego Lo Guidice's Continuous Delivery Conference keynote: "For Continuous Delivery and Agile to succeed, we need to bring manual testing from 60...

Software Testers Think Automation & Agile are Over-Hyped

May 12, 2016
Parasoft recently surveyed hundreds of software testers at StarEAST 2016 and via social media outreach. We asked 8 questions—ranging from serious to s...

[INFOGRAPHIC] Agile Disregards Non-Functional Requirements

May 5, 2016
To explore how the rise of SDLC acceleration trends such as Agile, DevOps, and Continuous Delivery are impacting software quality, Parasoft conducted ...

Software Testing Family Feud, "Deploy + Destroy" and More at StarEast

Apr 28, 2016
If you're attending STAREAST in Orlando next week, here's a little taste of the fun that's in store...  Survey Says…Software Testing Family Feud! Thin...

Gartner Research: API Testing, Service Virtualization & Continuous Testing

Apr 21, 2016
As agile development practices mature and DevOps principles begin to infiltrate our corporate cultures, organizations realize the distinct opportunity...

[INFOGRAPHIC] Safety, Security, and Reliability for Today’s Software-driven Cars

Apr 14, 2016
We have come a long way since Karl Benz patented and developed what would become known as the modern automobile. The rise of driver-assist technology,...

Forrester: What’s the Role of Testing in Agile and DevOps?

Apr 7, 2016
From Diego Lo Guidice's Continuous Delivery Conference keynote: "The term everyone is using is DevOps, but I think it should really be DevTestOps. Tes...

5 API Testing “Must Haves” for API Security, Reliability, Performance

Mar 31, 2016
Ensuring that your APIs are delivering the necessary level of security, reliability, and performance inevitably involves developing, continuously exec...

DevOps Brings "El Nino"-Scale Impacts to Software Testing

Mar 24, 2016
Slams! Overwhelms! Wreaks Havoc!  That’s the sort of language used in today’s headlines describing El Nino’s first advance on California—and it’s just...

Deploy and Destroy Complete Test Environments: Service Virtualization + Containers + Cloud

Mar 17, 2016
Sick of others telling you when you can and can't test? Tired of bureaucracies that make getting useful test data more difficult than a complete gover...

Automate API Testing—No Coding Required [VIDEOS]

Mar 10, 2016
Gartner, Forrester, and other industry experts are now advocating that API/message layer testing (services, message queues, database abstraction layer...

IoT Was the Word of the Day at Embedded World 2016

Mar 3, 2016
This was the third Embedded World conference in a row in which systems known as Internet of Things (IoT) was the primary topic. In years past, IoT wou...

Forrester: Barriers and Best Practices for Scaling Agile

Feb 25, 2016
From Diego Lo Guidice's Continuous Delivery Conference keynote: "A number of common challenges prevent Agile from being as successful or scaled as wid...

DevOps: An El Nino for Software Testing

Feb 18, 2016
Slams! Overwhelms! Wreaks Havoc! That’s the sort of language used in headlines describing El Nino’s initial advance on California—and it’s just as app...

A Valentine's Day Love Letter from Dev/Test Cloud to Service Virtualization

Feb 11, 2016
This love letter, penned by Jason English (cloud evangelist for Parasoft's partner Skytap), is featured in the Service Virtualization Best Practices: ...

Forrester: Why Continuous Testing is Vital for Quality @ Speed

Feb 4, 2016
From Diego Lo Guidice's Continuous Delivery Conference keynote: "Software really matters. Whether you are a software house, a bank, or insurance, you ...

Why Appsec Vulnerabilities Are Dismissed as "Theoretical" or "False"

Jan 28, 2016
This content was originally published on The Code Curmudgeon blog. By Arthur Hicken, Chief Evangelist at Parasoft  In a previous post on theoretical A...

How a Leading Financial Services Company Scaled Test Environment Access for Agile

Jan 21, 2016
The transition to Agile at a leading financial services company meant that their Development organization was reorganized into many smaller cross-func...

Development Testing: Top Reads of 2015

Jan 8, 2016
In 2015, the demand for faster application delivery drove a surge of interest in DevOps and Agile development. Many organizations are indeed deliverin...

API Testing: Top Reads of 2015

Jan 7, 2016
Rising adoption DevOps and Continuous Delivery in 2015 led to the recognition that delivering quality at speed requires a marked shift from GUI testin...

Service Virtualization: Top Reads of 2015

Jan 6, 2016
From the SD Times March Madness Tournament, to the list of new research from voke, Forrester, and Gartner, to the most crowded sessions at key softwar...

Continuous Testing: Top Reads of 2015

Jan 5, 2016
With today’s DevOps and “Continuous Everything” initiatives, teams need the ability to assess the risks associated with a release candidate—instantly ...

Continuous Testing at the Speed of DevOps

Dec 16, 2015
"Even if you've got a Maserati, you need a good driver who knows how to drive it. Speed is important, but safety and accuracy are also key" – Bob Aiel...

Mode 1, Mode 2: Alan Zeichick on Bimodal Development

Dec 10, 2015
By Alan Zeichick Get Ready for Bimodal IT. That’s the message from the Gartner Application, Architecture, Development & Integration Summit. It wasn’t ...

How Automated Static Code Analysis Prevents Defects, Accelerates Delivery

Dec 7, 2015
When engineering any kind of system, checking for and fixing errors early and often significantly reduces the amount of downstream work added to the p...

Top 6 Continuous Testing Questions at Gartner AADI

Dec 3, 2015
Parasoft has been showcasing our Continuous Testing platform at Gartner AADI this week. Since there's been so much interest in Continuous Testing, we ...

Why Software Development Leaders are Thankful for Static Analysis

Nov 19, 2015
It's safe to say that "static analysis" probably won't be a topic of discussion of most families' Thanksgiving feasts this week. Nevertheless, many so...

Technical Debt: Too Risky to Measure?

Nov 12, 2015
Just because you can measure technical debt doesn't mean that you should. Before you start (or continue) measuring technical debt, it's important to r...

[INFOGRAPHIC] - 20 Years of Java Testing

Nov 5, 2015
In 1995, Parasoft developed static code analysis and automated unit testing technology that would help guide Java development for years to come. That ...

7 Software Quality Stats Scarier than Halloween

Oct 28, 2015
What’s scarier than all the ghouls, ghosts, and goblins you’re likely to confront this weekend? If you're in the software business, you'll probably en...

DevOps: Are You Pushing Bugs to Your Clients Faster?

Oct 22, 2015
Parasoft's Wayne Ariola presented the following paper at PNSQC 2015 last week...  Now that rapid delivery of differentiable software has become a busi...

Service Virtualization Certification Program

Oct 15, 2015
Want hands-on experience with service virtualization—one of the most exciting new software testing technologies in years? Then don't miss this free Se...

3 New "Must-Read" Service Virtualization Articles

Oct 8, 2015
Are you actively researching how service virtualization solutions might help your team or organization promote Agile, DevOps, and Continuous Testing i...

Continuous Testing and Service Virtualization at StarWest: A Virtual Goodie Bag

Oct 1, 2015
At StarWest all day Wednesday—from the standing-room-only 7:15am Service Virtualization session (more on this later), to the lively Continuous Testing...

What is a Development Testing Platform?

Sep 24, 2015
How would your life change if you had a software development equivalent of Google Navigation or Waze...something that aggregates and analyzes a large ...

BUSTED! Find Application Security Bugs Fast

Sep 17, 2015
Application security is software quality--defects that manifest as bugs more often than not expose security vulnerabilities. Moreover, the methods you...

API Testing Webinars: End-of-Summer Recap

Sep 10, 2015
With summer is coming to end, we thought this would a good opportunity to recap some of the most popular API Testing webinars you might have missed wh...

Continuous Testing in the DevOps World

Sep 3, 2015
As we increasingly rely on technology to improve the quality and efficiency of our personal and professional lives, software has become the key busine...

Continuous Testing, Service Virtualization & Beer Tasting

Aug 27, 2015
Parasoft's business partner Skytap recently invited Wayne Ariola (Parasoft Chief Strategy Officer) to be a guest on their DevHops podcast. With Skytap...

Tips for Oracle Middleware Testing and Migration

Aug 20, 2015
With Oracle middleware as the heartbeat of your application integration strategy, making a change to this infrastructure can have heart-stopping conse...

Why API Integrity is a "Must-Have" in the API Economy

Aug 14, 2015
By Mark Lambert, VP of Product Management, Parasoft Modern applications are composite—aggregating and consuming private, partner, and public APIs at a...

How a Medical Device Co. Cut Testing Costs in Half

Aug 6, 2015
Bovie Medical Corp. is a leading maker of medical devices and supplies as well as the developer of J-Plasma®, a patented new plasma-based surgical pro...

How Adopting an External API is Like Purchasing a Used Car

Jul 30, 2015
CM Crossroads recently published this API Testing article by Parasoft's Wayne Ariola and Cynthia Dunlop.... Imagine you're looking to get a used car f...

Disrupting the SDLC to Prevent Travel Disruptions: The Role of Test Automation + Service Virtualization

Jul 23, 2015
Why did Alaska Airlines receive J.D. Powers' “Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Traditional Carriers” recognition for 8 years straight, plus the ...

Are Your Continuous Tests Too Fragile for Agile?

Jul 16, 2015
With a fragile test suite, the Continuous Testing that's vital to Agile development just isn't feasible. If you truly want to automate the execution o...

How to Leverage Automotive Software Development Standards to Mitigate Risk

Jul 9, 2015
When average non-engineer consumers think of electronic systems in automobiles, they likely think of integrated GPS, infotainment systems, and probabl...

[Infographic] Evolving from Automated to Continuous Testing for DevOps

Jul 2, 2015
The evolution of agile or lean development practices such as DevOps has come from businesses demanding more differentiable software. With this need fo...

Gartner: Why DevOps Requires Continuous Testing

Jun 25, 2015
Agile Development Teams Must Reinvent the Software Testing Process In today’s economy, businesses create a competitive edge through software and every...

Automated API Testing Helps the Netherlands Secure a Nationwide ID System

Jun 18, 2015
The Netherlands recently rolled out a new personal identification system, dubbed the Citizen Service Number (CSN), on a nationwide basis. The CSN is u...

Static Analysis Maturity Model: How Mature is Your Static Analysis Process?

Jun 11, 2015
Learn Where You Stand Today and How to Reach the Optimized Level of Static Analysis Static analysis is a quick and efficient development testing activ...

How Static Analysis Helped United Guaranty Reduce Application Risks and Cut Testing Costs

Jun 4, 2015
When United Guaranty needed to re-engineer its core applications and infrastructure to achieve a business model transition, they found their existing ...

Evaluating Service Virtualization Tools? 43 Questions to Ask

May 28, 2015
Move Beyond the Marketing Hype by Asking These Questions Since service virtualization tools become part of your core architecture, selecting the vendo...

Service Virtualization, API Testing Webinar with Forrester and Alaska Airlines

May 18, 2015
Why Testers Can't Test: Solving the Test Environment Dilemma The business demand for "more innovative software, faster" is driving a surge of interest...

What Do Software Defects Really Cost? The $2.3 Billion Bug

May 14, 2015
Software development teams are scrambling to keep up with today's relentless demand for more innovative software—faster. Most are exploring new ways t...

How Automated API Testing Saved a NZ Bank $2.1 million

May 7, 2015
To reduce the risks associated with their business-critical transactions, a leading New Zealand bank and financial-services provider wanted to extend ...

API Testing Survey

May 1, 2015
With the recent explosion of APIs and attention paid to the "API Economy", more and more development teams are finding that testing their enterprise a...

Parasoft: Leader in API Testing, Test Automation

Apr 30, 2015
We're pleased to announce that Parasoft was named a Leader the new Forrester Research report on Functional Test Automation Tools*. Forrester Research ...

API Testing: Top 5 Myths [Infographic]

Apr 23, 2015
We're fast approaching a time when all communications between humans and machines, as well as machines and machines, will ultimately be driven via API...

Why Today's SDLC Requires a New Perspective On “Test”

Apr 16, 2015
In response to today's demand for "Continuous Everything," the software delivery conveyer belt keeps moving faster and faster.  However, considering t...

How Static Analysis Helps a Leading PC Company Prevent Defects

Apr 9, 2015
A leading personal computer company is dedicated to adding market-differentiating software "preloads" to their systems, and wants to continue their tr...

API Testing Crowned Winner of the Parasoft March Mayhem Tournament!

Apr 2, 2015
Some of us honestly predicted static analysis or service virtualization to win it all, but the activities couldn’t quite muster up the appeal needed t...

March Mayhem Heats Up: Vote Now for Your Top Development Testing Practices and QA Strategies

Mar 26, 2015
March Mayhem is coming to a head following two webinars discussing the value of the Eight Great testing activities.

Spring Shape Up: Trim Your IT "Waste" to Accelerate SDLC Velocity

Mar 25, 2015
Now that Spring has sprung, there's no better time to revisit your new year's resolutions for  "waste" reduction. The business demand for "more innova...

How to Ease API Testing Constraints

Mar 19, 2015
Ensuring API integrity is difficult in today's complex application cloud, on-premises and hybrid environment scenarios. In this interview with TechTar...

March Mayhem Top 8 Testing Practices Announced

Mar 12, 2015
The voting was fast and furious, but when it came down to choosing which testing activity provides the best value, the peoples’ voices were heard. We’...

For Pi Day: How PIE Attracts Bugs (in your code)

Mar 12, 2015
If you're like most software development teams today, you're now expected to deliver more software, faster. Many teams respond to this pressure by app...

New Article: DevOps, Continuous Testing, and Service Virtualization

Mar 5, 2015
Bob Aiello, Technical Editor of CM Crossroads, recently wrote an article explaining why organizations embracing DevOps and Continuous Delivery can't a...

Software Development Testing and QA Strategies to Compete in Parasoft March Mayhem

Feb 26, 2015
While the sporting world may be preparing for a certain college basketball tournament, we’re preparing for a bout of month-long madness of our own. Ne...

Continuous Delivery…of Faulty Software?

Feb 19, 2015
With the need for speed driving continuous integration, continuous delivery, and continuous release, organizations across industries are experiencing ...

Top 3 Reasons to Love Automated API Testing

Feb 13, 2015
APIs and the "API Economy" are currently experiencing an outpouring of love from developers and industry experts alike, but it's just not trickling do...

Why Leading Companies <3 Service Virtualization

Feb 11, 2015
There are a lot of things to love about service virtualization. Just consider a few of the many exciting findings from voke's latest service virtualiz...

Continuous Testing and Test Acceleration

Feb 5, 2015
Where to Start...and How to Know When You're Done The Code Curmudgeon, Parasoft Evangelist Arthur Hicken, participated in a recent C9D9 discussion hos...

Parasoft Named Wealth & Finance's "Most Innovative Software Vendor in CA"

Jan 29, 2015
Award Recognizes Parasoft Service Virtualization and API Testing for Helping the Financial Industry Deliver Software Faster and with Lower Risk  Wealt...

Closing the Barn Door on Software Security

Jan 22, 2015
By Arthur Hicken, Chief Evangelist at Parasoft This content was originally published on The Code Curmudgeon web site as the second part of a series on...

Top 10 Development Testing Resources of 2014: Static Analysis, Security, Unit Testing and More

Jan 15, 2015
Agile and lean methodologies are undeniably here to stay. As organizations look to accelerate the SDLC, the entire team has to contribute to quality. ...

The Top Service Virtualization Resources of 2014

Jan 13, 2015
The concept of leveraging a simulated test environment to "shift left" quality efforts has recently gained considerable attention among large enterpri...

Top 10 API Testing Resources of 2014

Jan 9, 2015
With the emergence of the "API Economy," the risks associated with API failure undeniably have broader business impacts. Thus, it's not surprising tha...

Top 10 Continuous Testing Resources in 2014

Jan 7, 2015
As the software delivery conveyer belt keeps moving faster and faster in response to today's demand for speed and "Continuous Everything," it's not su...

Service Virtualization and DevOps: Learn from Comcast [VIDEO]

Dec 18, 2014
Despite turning to agile, lean, or DevOps practices to gain a competitive edge, many organizations are nevertheless stifled by limited test environmen...

Continuous Testing Q & A with Parasoft's Wayne Ariola

Dec 11, 2014
Stickyminds' Cameron Philipp-Edmonds recently interviewed Wayne Ariola (Parasoft Chief Strategy Officer and co-author of Continuous Testing) about how...

Service Virtualization Case Study: Cloud-Based Continuous Access to a Highly-Restricted Govt. System

Dec 4, 2014
An education portal application developed by a European non-profit organization links students to the higher education institutions where they wish to...

PIE- For Development as well as Thanksgiving

Nov 26, 2014
You wouldn't think of having a Thanksgiving meal without pie... but did you know that that pie can be just as essential for development as it is for a...

Real World Static Analysis Boot Camp

Nov 20, 2014
Get Your Static Analysis in Shape with These New On-Demand Training Videos Considering the tremendous benefit that static analysis can deliver, way to...

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

Nov 13, 2014
Enabling Early and Extensive Testing for Critical eCommerce Transactions  As a leading Fortune 500 retailer advances its omnichannel retail strategy, ...

Integrate Service Virtualization, API Testing and Test Lab Management

Nov 7, 2014
Enable Continuous Testing and Significantly Expand Test Coverage and Traceability We're excited to announce Parasoft's latest release: a consolidated ...

What’s Killing Software Testers?

Oct 30, 2014
With Halloween rapidly approaching, let's take a quick look at some of the top things that are killing software testers...     Accelerated Release Cyc...

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

Oct 23, 2014
CM Crossroads recently published “Manage the Business Risks of Application Development with Continuous Testing” by Parasoft Chief Strategy Officer, Wa...

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

Oct 16, 2014
We recently asked development managers, architects, developers, quality engineers, and other stakeholders to share their opinions about the current st...

Why DevTest Clouds Have Development and QA Teams on Cloud 9

Oct 9, 2014
From the point of view of a developer or tester, the dependent architecture associated with the application they're working on is extremely complex—an...

How Static Analysis Helps You Get Started with DevOps

Oct 2, 2014
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 ...

Why Software Testers Can't Test

Sep 25, 2014
64% of testers currently spend little to no time creating automated tests ?!? By Noel Wurst, Managing Editor at Skytap (This article was originally pu...

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

Sep 18, 2014
Parasoft API Testing Simplifies Test Data Management, Automates Continuous Regression Testing for NZ's Largest Smart Meter Company This post was origi...

[INFOGRAPHIC] How to Make Software Testing Faster and Cheaper

Sep 11, 2014
A recent survey asking software developers, testers, and performance test engineers a series of questions about their access to test environments foun...

To Accelerate Continuous Delivery, Shift Left Static Analysis

Sep 4, 2014
Electric Cloud's Juan Jimenez recently blogged: "Consider this statement of truth – the bane of any Continuous Delivery strategy is testing. You can h...

What's the Biggest Problem with Software Delivery? [Survey Results]

Aug 27, 2014
We recently asked development managers, architects, developers, quality engineers, and other stakeholders to share their opinions about the current st...

The Best Way to Beat Development Bottlenecks [Survey Results]

Aug 21, 2014
At this year's SDLC Acceleration Summit, Parasoft asked development managers, architects, developers, quality engineers, and other stakeholders to sha...

Creating Complete Dev/Test Environments in the Cloud

Aug 14, 2014
You can't truly accelerate the SDLC without a dependable continuous testing process. Evolving from automated to continuous testing requires on-demand ...

How to Use and Abuse Autogenerated Unit Tests

Aug 7, 2014
Automated Unit Testing Use Cases vs. Abuse Cases By Jason Schadewald, Product Manager at Parasoft When people think of autogenerated tests, unit tests...

[VIDEO] How to Improve Software Quality & Shorten Time to Market

Aug 1, 2014
Identify business risks early and automatically with process intelligence For years, development teams have responded to challenges in the SDLC by imp...

Confessional: What's the Greatest Barrier to Software Quality?

Jul 24, 2014
What Software QA Professionals Really Think At  StarEast 2014 , we asked several software development professionals to (anonymously) share their thoug...

What is Service Virtualization — Learn the Basics in 12 Minutes

Jul 17, 2014
If you've had to test one of today's composite applications, you know that "access" has become one of the most daunting barriers to SDLC acceleration....

DDJ's Best Testing Tools of 2014: Parasoft Development Testing Platform

Jul 10, 2014
We're pleased to announce that Parasoft' Development Testing Platform was selected for the prestigious  Jolt Awards 2014: The Best Testing Tools prese...

Freedom from Software Testing Bottlenecks: On-Demand Webinars

Jul 2, 2014
With the approaching holiday in the US, why not take a few minutes to explore some revolutionary new ways to achieve freedom from the constraints most...

[Video] SDLC Acceleration: Faster in What Direction?

Jun 26, 2014
By Noel Wurst, Managing Editor at Skytap This article was originally published on the Skytap Blog At the 2014 SDLC Acceleration Summit, Peter Coffee, ...

Software Quality Confessional [VIDEO]

Jun 19, 2014
At EELive!, we asked several software development professionals to discuss the state of software quality. Here's what they had to say...

An Elevator Pitch for Software Quality

Jun 12, 2014
By Jason Schadewald (@resolvedfixed), Parasoft Product Manager Elevator software.  Boring, right?  Tell that to José Vergara, whose elevator trip sent...

API Testing Tutorial [WEBINAR]

Jun 10, 2014
Attend API Testing Bootcamp This Thursday As the risks associated with application failure have broader business impacts, the integrity of the APIs yo...

[Infographic] SDLC Acceleration Summit Poll Results

Jun 5, 2014
At the 2014 SDLC Acceleration Summit in San Francisco, industry experts gathered to discuss the future of the SDLC and share best practices for delive...

SDLC Acceleration Summit Wrap-Up: Top 3 Themes for Delivering Better Software Faster

May 29, 2014
By Wayne Ariola, Parasoft Chief Strategy Officer It's a great time to be in the business of delivering software. Today, every business needs to levera...

Process Facilitates Rapid Change

May 20, 2014
By Jason Schadewald (@resolvedfixed), Parasoft Product Manager In the modern world of Agile, SaaS, and DevOps, the term “process” sounds outdated. It ...

[CASE STUDY] API Testing and Service Virtualization Reduce Testing Time 20X

May 14, 2014
The Challenge: Accelerating Testing in Parallel and Agile Development Environments Ignis Asset Management is a global asset management company, headqu...

5 Habits of Highly-Successful Continuous Delivery Practitioners [Guest Blog]

May 5, 2014
By Furkan Khan, Director of Product Management at Perforce This article was originally published on the Perforce Blog. For all the talk about Continuo...

Infographic: Continuous Delivery Adoption [Guest Blog]

Apr 30, 2014
by Jessie Newell, Blog Administrator at Perforce This article was originally published on the Perforce Blog. We recently commissioned an independent s...

API Testing Helps MedicAlert Increase Agility, Extend Services

Apr 23, 2014
MedicAlert pioneered the use of medical ID products and delivers the most dependable, responsive, and trusted Emergency Identification and Medical Inf...

Peter Coffee on Leveraging the Web’s Transformation

Apr 16, 2014
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 an...

Parasoft Wins Embeddy Award for Process Intelligence Engine

Apr 10, 2014
"Best of Show" Award for Development Testing Platform Component Featured in Embedded Testing Solution We're pleased to announce that Parasoft Process ...

A Business View of Continuous Delivery [Guest Blog]

Apr 9, 2014
By Dhruv Gupta, Director of Product Marketing at Perforce This article was originally published on the Perforce Blog. An interesting article came out ...

Continuous Testing: What's the Business Value?

Apr 2, 2014
Given the business expectations at each stage of the SDLC, Continuous Testing delivers a quantitative assessment of risk as well as actionable tasks t...

2014: The Year of Continuous Delivery [Guest Blog]

Mar 25, 2014
by Steve Brodie, CEO at Electric Cloud This article was originally published on the Electric Cloud Blog In 2014, software development is becoming a cr...

Theresa Lanowitz on Solving Age-Old Problems in the Enterprise [Guest Blog]

Mar 20, 2014
By Noel Wurst, Managing Editor at Skytap This article was originally published on the Skytap Blog Noel: Hello, this is Noel Wurst with Skytap and I am...

Continuous Testing: It's All About Risk

Mar 19, 2014
No matter what industry you're in, software is increasingly becoming the interface to your business. Organizations that are able to increase the speed...

[INFOGRAPHIC] Is Software Development Meeting Expectations?

Mar 11, 2014
Software is increasingly critical to an organization's competitiveness, but the applications being developed consistently meet business stakeholder ex...

Will SDLC Acceleration Ultimately Deliver Bugs to your Customers Faster?

Mar 5, 2014
There is no doubt that software is rapidly becoming the primary source for business differentiation. Organizations that are able to increase the speed...

Rollback as a Quality Strategy: The ‘Pink Slime’ of Continuous Delivery

Feb 26, 2014
A recent article by Wayne Ariola in SD Times begins: Not all organizations face the same business risks associated with application failure, and the c...

"Cost of Quality": It's More Than You Think

Feb 19, 2014
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 o...

Managing the Risks of SaaS Development with a Development Testing Platform

Feb 12, 2014
By Jason Schadewald (Product Manager, Parasoft) and Adam Trujillo (Technical Writer, Parasoft) According to technology research firm Gartner, the SaaS...

[INFOGRAPHIC] Continuous Testing

Feb 6, 2014
Given the business expectations at each stage of the SDLC, Continuous Testing delivers a quantitative assessment of risk as well as actionable tasks t...

Continuous Testing: Neglected with Continuous Delivery?

Jan 30, 2014
Emphasis on Build-and-Deploy Has Overshadowed Continuous Testing A recent article by Alexandra Weber Morales in SD Times begins: In the race to implem...

Top 13 Embedded Testing Resources of 2013

Jan 10, 2014
Static analysis, unit testing, and specific safety-critical compliance initiatives (DO-178C, ISO 26262, MISRA 2012, FDA, etc.) topped the list of Para...

Top 13 Development Testing Resources of 2013

Jan 9, 2014
In 2013, Parasoft noticed 2 trends in Development Testing resource access. At the technical level, interest spanned a broad spectrum of development te...

Top 13 API Testing / API Integrity Resources of 2013

Jan 8, 2014
With the "API economy" dominating the headlines in 2013, it's no surprise that Parasoft saw a surge of interest in how to ensure API reliability, secu...

Top 13 Service Virtualization Resources of 2013

Jan 7, 2014
In 2013, Parasoft saw a tremendous level of interest in Service Virtualization across a broad spectrum of industries (including retail, financial, hea...

'Tis the Season...for Simulation: Service Virtualization and the Holidays

Dec 18, 2013
With the holiday season in our midst, it's interesting to note how simulations have become so critical to our attempts to spread holiday cheer. Consid...

Cloud Shifts the Burden of Security to Development

Dec 11, 2013
The following is an excerpt from an article that Parasoft recently authored for CrossTalk, an approved Department of Defense journal...

Top 10 Service Virtualization Questions from Gartner AADI 2013

Dec 5, 2013
Service Virtualization FAQs Parasoft has been showcasing our Service Virtualization solution at Gartner AADI this week. Since there's been so much int...

Software Developers: Frontiersmen of the Business

Nov 26, 2013
A dangerous environment, an unknown frontier, a lack of resources, the pursuit of something greater than themselves—yes, software development teams fa...

Unit Test Maintenance Still Biggest Challenge

Nov 20, 2013
We recently asked developers and software engineers to answer a single question about unit testing: What makes unit testing so challenging? Last fall ...

How Service Virtualization Helped Comcast Release Thoroughly-Tested Software Faster—at a Lower Total Cost

Nov 13, 2013
"Service virtualization has allowed us to get great utilization from our testing staff, complete more projects on time, and also save money by lowerin...

How to Accelerate the SDLC: Service Virtualization

Nov 6, 2013
Why Service Virtualization? By Wayne Ariola, Parasoft Chief Strategy Officer No matter what industry you're in, software is increasingly becoming the ...

8 Software Testing Demons that Service Virtualization Can Exorcise

Oct 29, 2013
Ever had a frightful encounter with the following testing demons? They tend to lurk around complex interconnected systems, just waiting to wreak havoc...

[Infographic] API Integrity: How Buggy Are Today's APIs?

Oct 23, 2013
With the advent of the API economy, the integrity of the APIs you produce and consume is now more important than ever. As applications grow increasing...

Service Virtualization Case Study: Testing Faster, Earlier & More Completely

Oct 16, 2013
Parasoft Service Virtualization Eliminates Dependencies for Faster, Earlier, and More Complete Testing Executive Summary

Why Regression Testing is a Development Testing Lifesaver

Oct 9, 2013
By Rich Newman, Principal Software Engineer at Parasoft Lately, I've been working to implement more and better support in Insure++ (Parasoft's memory ...

Service Virtualization ROI: Is it Worth It?

Oct 3, 2013
Is Service Virtualization Really Worth it? Last week, we explored the business value of service virtualization: how service virtualization's simulated...

Why Do Businesses Adopt Service Virtualization?

Sep 25, 2013
What's the Business Value of Service Virtualization? With today's interconnected applications, a complete and realistic test environment is nearly imp...

[Webinar] Getting Started with Static Analysis

Sep 12, 2013
First Things First: Getting Started with Static Analysis Static analysis is a versatile and effective Development Testing capability. But setting up a...

Take the API Integrity Survey

Sep 5, 2013
Have You Ever Been Impacted by "Buggy" APIs? As applications grow increasingly interdependent, the security, functionality, and performance of the com...

Case Study: Service Virtualization in a VMware Environment

Aug 26, 2013
Parasoft and VMware Fundamentally Change Organization's Approach to Development and Testing One of the New Zealand government’s largest departments is...

Play Service Virtualization Lingo Bingo

Aug 21, 2013
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 phras...

How a Development Testing Platform Helps Wipro Deliver Top-Quality Code Efficiently

Aug 15, 2013
Meeting Exacting Software Quality Standards While Reducing Testing Time and Effort by 25% Wipro, a leading provider of IT services to Global 1000 comp...

New Videos: Service Virtualization for Mobile, Mainframes

Aug 8, 2013
Are you struggling with the challenges associated with testing.... Mobile applications?   Applications that interact with mainframe assets? Watch the ...

How Does Your Unit Testing Process Stack Up?

Aug 1, 2013
New Unit Testing Maturity Model Unit testing is a cornerstone of successful Development Testing strategies and should be adopted by any organization s...

How Development Testing Improves Software Development Efficiency

Jul 25, 2013
By Jason Schadewald, Product Manager at Parasoft Simply put, faster and more accurate Development Testing allows for greater overall process efficienc...

Podcast: Development Testing for Embedded Software

Jul 18, 2013
In the latest Techpost Media podcast, Parasoft Product Manager Jason Schadewald shares his insights on testing the software that drives embedded devic...

How Development Testing Reduces Software Development Risks

Jul 10, 2013
By Jason Schadewald, Product Manager at Parasoft All businesses want (or should want) to reduce risks associated with software development. But for bu...

Service Virtualization = Freedom to Test When You Want, How You Want

Jul 1, 2013
Tired of Delays and Configuration Hassles? Service Virtualization Can Help The number and complexity of test environments that need to be accessed for...

How Development Testing Reduces Software Development Costs

Jun 27, 2013
By Jason Schadewald, Product Manager at Parasoft Following up on the overview of the business benefits of Development Testing, let's take a closer loo...

Why Development Testing Makes Business Sense

Jun 20, 2013
By Jason Schadewald, Product Manager at Parasoft Developers Making Business Decisions A surprising number of high-risk software defects are 100% preve...

Case Study: Static Analysis Leads to 30% Fewer Defects

Jun 10, 2013
Increasing Productivity and Quality in Mission-Critical Software Thales Italia boasts a solid portfolio of products and technologies destined for both...

6 Steps to Continuous Integration for Development Testing

May 30, 2013
By Jason Schadewald, Product Manager at Parasoft Build automation is undeniably a critical component of Continuous Integration. But in the most creati...

Does Service Virtualization’s “Shift Left” Burden Developers?

May 21, 2013
Service virtualization undeniably benefits the development process, but it can be both a blessing and a curse for developers. Minimizing the burden th...

API Testing Maturity Model: How Mature is Your API Testing Process?

May 14, 2013
Learn Where You Stand Today and How to Reach the Optimized API Testing Level Without an enterprise-level automated solution for ensuring the integrity...

Static Analysis & Development Testing for Embedded Devices

May 6, 2013
By Jason Schadewald, Product Manager at Parasoft You know those conversations that you have more times than you can count? Well, I recently had one of...

Security Has Landed in the World of Embedded Software Testing

May 2, 2013
By Jason Schadewald, Product Manager at Parasoft I’m glad to see that security has finally landed as a hot topic in the world of embedded devices, esp...

How to Spring Clean Your Static Analysis: 10 Tips

Apr 17, 2013
Is your development team overwhelmed by the mounting number of violations from your static analysis tool? Has the high level of noise being generated ...

The Static Analysis Spectrum: 5 Types of Static Code Analysis

Apr 11, 2013
Static analysis is a Development Testing activity that can drive a software development team's productivity and minimize fiscal, legal, and ethical ri...

Exposing Your APIs = Opening Your Home to Bears?

Apr 2, 2013
Exposing an API to your application is as risky as installing a doggie door into your house: you expect your dog to have the convenience of outdoor ac...

Service Virtualization Definition

Mar 28, 2013
What Is Service Virtualization & Why Does it Matter? A recent blog by Hurwitz & Associates analyst Marcia Kaufman defines service virtualization: “Ser...

15 Seconds to Find a Pointer Error In 500,000+ Lines of Code

Mar 21, 2013
How 15 seconds of analysis uncovered a crash-causing error that evaded 40 hours of manual inspection BITTT Enterprises specializes in business process...

Development Testing Podcast: Do You Know What NOT to Test?

Mar 14, 2013
Success In Building Quality Software Is Knowing What Not To Test In the latest Techpost Media podcast, Parasoft Chief Evangelist Arthur Hicken explore...

Service Virtualization for Mobile App Development & Testing

Mar 7, 2013
A compelling user experience is essential in today’s crowded mobile app marketplace, where choices are plentiful and switching costs are practically n...

Parasoft and "Service Virtualization" Testing: A Good Idea

Feb 28, 2013
The Bottom Line for Parasoft & Service Virtualization Testing: Worth Looking At Right Now Wayne Kernochan, long-time computer industry analyst at firm...

Cloud Testing Challenges

Feb 27, 2013
"Testing and the Cloud" Webinar "The cloud" can be both a help and hindrance for software quality... Many teams are successfully leveraging the flexib...

False Positives in Static Code Analysis

Feb 21, 2013
By Arthur Hicken - Evangelist at Parasoft Years ago, the biggest challenge in static code analysis was trying to find more and more interesting, thing...

Give Your Static Analysis Process the Love it Deserves

Feb 14, 2013
Last week we discussed a few quick stategies for getting your static analysis tool in sync with your team’s policies and priorities. This week, let’s ...

Get Your Static Analysis Tool in Sync with Your Policies & Priorities

Feb 7, 2013
Last week we discussed a couple ways to slim down your static analysis tool’s violation reports using suppressions and code filtering. This week, we h...

Static Analysis Tools: When Less is More

Jan 31, 2013
Is your static analysis tool reporting an overwhelming number of violations? Try these 2 tips for slimming down your static analysis tool’s violation ...

Developers Making Business Decisions ?!?

Jan 24, 2013
  SD Times recently published “Do Your Developers Make Business Decisions?” by Parasoft VP of Strategy, Wayne Ariola:   “Those of us in the developmen...

How to Secure the Cloud-Based Applications You’re Developing

Jan 17, 2013
Distributed denial-of-service attacks, SQL injections, and other security breaches are lurking in the cloud for their chance to wreak havoc on compute...

Top 10 Development Testing Blogs

Jan 11, 2013
Here are the 10 most-read Development Testing articles from the Parasoft Blog in 2012:

Top 10 Safety-Critical / Embedded Software Testing Blogs

Jan 9, 2013
Here are the 10 most-read safety-critical and embedded software testing articles from the Parasoft Blog in 2012:

Top 10 Service Virtualization Blogs

Dec 18, 2012
Here are the 10 most-read service virtualization articles from the Parasoft Blog in 2012:

Top 10 Development Testing Resources

Dec 14, 2012
Here are the 10 most-requested assets from Parasoft's Development Testing resource center in 2012:

Top 10 Embedded Testing & Safety-Critical Development Resources

Dec 11, 2012
Here are the 10 most-requested embedded software testing, safety-critical development, and FDA/medical device software development assets from Parasof...

Top 10 Service Virtualization Resources

Dec 6, 2012
Here are the 10 most-requested assets from Parasoft's service virtualization resource center in 2012:

How the Grinch Stole Testing – Noise! Noise! Noise! from Static Analysis & Regression Testing

Nov 29, 2012
Webinar: Reduce Static Analysis and Regression Testing Noise Noise is the bane of software testing. Whether you’re doing static analysis or regression...

10 Reasons to be Thankful for Service Virtualization and Simulated Test Environments

Nov 15, 2012
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 t...

Embedded Software Testing at Center of Voting Machine Row

Nov 8, 2012
Not even software escapes political partisanship as a newly-installed voting machine software module came under scrutiny on Tuesday due to a lack of s...

Close the Geek Gap Between Business Needs & Development Activity

Nov 1, 2012
Learn How a Development Testing Platform Bridges the Great Divide Software developers are making business decisions every day as they make tradeoffs t...

What's Frightening? Test Environment Access

Oct 31, 2012
Across the industry, the level of QA awareness of (and access to) system dependencies associated with the application under test is truly frightening....

Webinar: Get More Out of Your Development Testing

Oct 25, 2012
Join Parasoft & Electric Cloud on Tuesday, October 30th To improve quality and reduce time-to-market, Development Testing techniques such as static co...

Static Analysis Optimization Tip: Scrub Your Rule Set

Oct 18, 2012
Is your development team so overwhelmed by the mounting number of static analysis violations that they don't know how to start tackling the "real prob...

Automating SOA Testing at Lufthansa Cargo

Oct 11, 2012
Learn how Lufthansa Cargo achieved a problem rate of less than .2% while reducing testing efforts by 20% Lufthansa Cargo serves more than 500 destinat...

Service Virtualization Maturity Model

Oct 4, 2012
Here at Parasoft, we've been guiding customers through the rapidly-growing service virtualization market since its inception. Recently, we captured th...

Top 3 Mistakes with Static Analysis for Embedded and Safety-Critical Development

Sep 27, 2012
By Parasoft Evangelist Arthur Hicken. The high cost of repairing defects shipped in embedded devices, paired with the increasing need to follow regula...

Parasoft Wins "Embeddy" Award for Embedded Testing Platform

Sep 20, 2012
We're pleased to announce that Parasoft Embedded Testing platform won the Embeddy software award at DESIGN East.

New Videos: Development Testing, Embedded Testing, Functional/Load Testing, Service Virtualization

Sep 20, 2012
Want a quick overview of how Parasoft assists organizations with Development Testing, Embedded Testing, Functional/Load Testing, or Service Virtualiza...

What Do Developers Hate About Unit Testing?

Sep 13, 2012
A couple weeks ago, we launched a survey about what developers hate most about unit testing. Here are the results as of today:

Development Testing Webinar Next Week

Sep 6, 2012
Development Testing is a lot like exercising and eating well: pretty much everyone agrees that it's beneficial and should be done, but few actually ac...

Static Code Analysis Tool Evaluation Considerations

Aug 30, 2012
This week, we'll wrap up our series of blogs on how to select a static code analysis tool  (Part 1  / Part 2 / Part 3) with a discussion of things to ...

How to Evaluate a Static Code Analysis Tool: Part 3

Aug 23, 2012
The past few weeks, we’ve been writing about static analysis tool evaluations.

Overcome Mobile App Development Fears through Development Testing

Aug 16, 2012
Fast Company recently published findings from their discussions with mobile application developers about their biggest software development fears. No,...

How to Evaluate a Static Code Analysis Tool: Part 2

Aug 9, 2012
6 Steps to Choosing a Static Code Analysis Tool Your Team Will Actually Use Last week, we introduced this series of static analysis evaluation blogs b...

How to Evaluate Static Code Analysis Tools

Aug 2, 2012
6 Steps to Choosing a Static Code Analysis Tool Your Team Will Actually Use As applications grow increasingly complex, more and more organizations are...

Parasoft Service Virtualization Wins Jolt Award

Jul 26, 2012
We're pleased to announce that Parasoft's Service Virtualization solution, Parasoft Virtualize, was just awarded the prestigious Jolt grand prize awar...

What's your beef with Unit Testing?

Jul 19, 2012
Most software engineers recognize that unit testing is a valuable tool for ensuring that software performs as expected, but few actually make it a reg...

Finding Dynamic Memory Errors with Memory Error Detection Tools

Jul 12, 2012
Using dynamically allocated memory properly is a tricky issue. In many cases, programs continue to run well after a programming error causes serious m...

Service Virtualization: Declare Your Independence from Testing Constraints

Jul 3, 2012
Are you testing cloud, SOA, or other composite applications? Can you readily access all the necessary dependent applications (e.g., 3rd-party services...

Finding Memory Leaks in C or C++

Jun 28, 2012
Memory leaks in C or C++ occur when dynamically allocated memory cannot be released back to the operating system because the program no longer contain...

Service Virtualization and Staged Test Environments Video

Jun 14, 2012
Service virtualization is the perfect complement to staged test environments—especially if the application under test needs to interact with only a li...

How to Find Pointer Abuse in C

Jun 7, 2012
Problems with pointers are among the most difficult encountered by C programmers. Memory error detection tools can detect pointer-related problems in ...

Service Virtualization and Virtual Test Labs Video

May 31, 2012
Service virtualization is the perfect complement to virtual test labs, especially when you need to test against dependent applications that are diffic...

Identifying Memory Corruption in C and C++

May 24, 2012
C and C++ developers face a unique problem: many errors in their code don't manifest themselves during normal testing. Software with subtle problems s...

The Inherent Complexities of Building Cloud Applications

May 17, 2012
Mike Vizard recently wrote: As cloud computing evolves, it’s becoming clear that most applications in the future are going to be composite by definiti...

The Acute Need for Widespread Change in Safety Critical and Embedded Development

May 10, 2012
The following is an excerpt from VDC Research's new report on embedded software testing tools and practices…

Safety Critical Development – Process Standards Compliance

May 3, 2012
The following is an excerpt from VDC Research's new report on embedded software testing tools and practices…

Automated Defect Prevention for Embedded Software Quality

Apr 26, 2012
The following is an excerpt from VDC Research's new report on embedded software testing tools and practices…

Service Virtualization Webinar – Test More, More Effectively

Apr 19, 2012
Why testers run only 50% of their tests—and how service virtualization can help Recent studies show that only 50% of test plans are actually executed....

Service Virtualization for Performance Testing Video

Apr 12, 2012
Service virtualization helps you test more effectively by emulating realistic behavior & performance of the dependent applications you need to test ag...

Video Highlights from the Design West Embedded Systems Conference

Apr 5, 2012
Quite a few people stopped by the Parasoft booth at the Embedded Systems Conference in San Jose. Engineers, QA testers and developers from safety-crit...

Gain Access to Constrained Components - Service Virtualization Video

Mar 30, 2012
Service virtualization helps you break free from constraints when you need to test against dependent applications controlled by 3rd parties, other dep...

Developers & Testers: Complete Our Test Environment Access Survey for a Chance to Win

Mar 21, 2012
At Parasoft, we truly value feedback from the marketplace. To help us better understand—and alleviate—your pains related to test environment access, w...

Service Virtualization Videos: Service Virtualization for Agile, Performance Testing...

Mar 8, 2012
Service Virtualization Overview With today's complex interdependent systems, multiple development and test teams are commonly vying for limited system...

Static Analysis and Dynamic Analysis

Mar 1, 2012
By Boguslaw Czwartkowski, Parasoft Professional Services Manager Static code analysis is a broad term used to describe several different types of anal...

In the News: Static Analysis, Service Virtualization, Requirements Traceability

Feb 23, 2012
Here's a round up of some recent articles about how Parasoft approaches topics that we've been blogging a lot about lately:  static code analysis, ser...

Service Virtualization and Server Virtualization

Feb 16, 2012
Last week, we talked about how service virtualization relates to stubbing and mocking. This week, we'll answer another common question: how does servi...

Service Virtualization and Stubbing/Mocking

Feb 9, 2012
Last week, we answered 2 frequently-asked questions about service virtualization: what is service virtualization and how does service virtualization r...

What is Service Virtualization?

Feb 2, 2012
In response to the recent surge of interest in service virtualization tools, Parasoft has been fielding a lot of questions about service virtualizatio...

Software Testing and Quality Trends to Watch in 2012

Jan 26, 2012
By Wayne Ariola, VP of Strategy and Corporate Development Being in the software testing and quality space, I'm always hesitant to deliver predictions ...

How Static Analysis Reduces the Burden of Pharmaceutical Industry Regulatory Compliance

Jan 19, 2012
IMA Reduces the Time and Cost of Regulatory Compliance through Static Analysis Since 1961, IMA has been designing and producing implants and equipment...

4 Software Quality Predictions for 2012

Jan 12, 2012
This week, Parasoft Evangelist / Solutions Architect Arthur Hicken shares four software quality/testing trends to watch in 2012…  

Load & Performance Testing Webinar, eBook

Jan 5, 2012
Live Webinar – January 19 Join our Load & Performance Testing Made Easy webinar on Thursday January 19 to learn how to simplify load testing for today...

Making Unit Testing Practical for Embedded Development

Jan 3, 2012
In practice, not many software projects have the luxury of building and maintaining a decent and up-to-date unit test suite.

Top 10 Papers: Software Testing and Software Quality

Dec 28, 2011
Here are the 10 most-read white papers and eKits from the Parasoft Software Testing and Software Quality Resource Center in 2011:

Top 10 Software Testing and Software Quality Blogs

Dec 21, 2011
Here are the 10 most-read Parasoft Blog articles from 2011:

Service Virtualization Webinar: Test Environments On Demand

Dec 8, 2011
Want to learn about a new strategy for eliminating the hassles of test environment management?

Webinar: Top 10 Mistakes with Static Analysis

Dec 5, 2011
Wednesday, December 7, 2011 — 10:00 a.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. ET

New Embedded Testing Article: Find More Bugs in Embedded C Software

Dec 1, 2011
Although software verification techniques can help developers find specific types of defects in embedded C software, they can overlook some errors. To...

Why Automation's Essential for Geographically-Distributed Development

Nov 17, 2011
The past few weeks, we've been discussing strategies for sharing source code across geographically-distributed teams. This week, we'll conclude by loo...

Sharing Source Code Across Distributed Teams: 3 Lessons Learned

Nov 10, 2011
At Parasoft, we've spent considerable time using both of the previously-discussed approaches for sharing source code across geographically-distributed...

Geographically-Distributed Development: Sharing Raw Source Code

Nov 3, 2011
Last week, we discussed one apporach to towards integrating code from other development groups: producing pre-packaged bundles of compiled code for ea...

Geographically-Distributed Development Tips and Tricks

Oct 27, 2011
  Developing a shared code base around the globe presents many difficulties that are not faced in typical centralized development. Parasoft learned th...

Get Static Analysis Tips from 2 Upcoming Webinars

Oct 20, 2011
We've noticed a marked increase in the number of teams looking to adopt or optimize static code analysis lately. In response, we'll be conducting 2 st...

Dennis Ritchie... Father of C, UNIX, and Much, Much More

Oct 13, 2011
By Arthur Hicken - Evangelist / Solutions Architect at Parasoft Dennis Ritchie, co-creator of the C programming language and UNIX operating system, di...

New .NET Static Analysis Article

Oct 6, 2011
Wouldn't it be nice to receive a gentle tap on the shoulder if you're about to add code that will come back and haunt you later—in the form of a bug t...

Input Validation: Immunity Against Web Attacks

Sep 29, 2011
By Arthur Hicken - Evangelist / Solutions Architect at Parasoft Imagine for a second that you're facing a deadly pandemic. You have two choices: Optio...

Code Coverage Awareness

Sep 22, 2011
Understanding the various aspects of test coverage is the first step towards creating effective test suites. Coverage awareness is the next step. If y...

Code Coverage Density and Test Overlap

Sep 14, 2011
The concept of coverage density is somewhat related to test overlap. Generally, you want to avoid having multiple test cases test the same functionali...

Towards Full Regression Test Coverage

Sep 7, 2011
As surprising as it may sound, even complete path coverage does not mean that your code always behaves correctly. If you are using a test-driven devel...

The Problem with Path Code Coverage

Aug 31, 2011
Why do so few available tools support path coverage? High number of paths The number of possible code paths typically increases exponentially with the...

Test Code Coverage Metrics

Aug 24, 2011
Independent of the coverage granularity, there are a number of different coverage criteria that take different aspects of coverage into account.

Code Coverage Granularity

Aug 18, 2011
Code coverage granularity is an important aspect of automated tools that measure code coverage metrics for testing. To determine the supported level o...

Dispelling Common Code Coverage Myths and Dodging Pitfalls

Aug 11, 2011
Your tests ensure the quality of your code, but how do you determine the quality of your tests? These days, a comprehensive suite of unit tests is a s...

Requirements Traceability and Requirements-Based Testing

Aug 4, 2011
Requirements traceability has become a "must have" capability for teams  who are building safety-critical or mission-critical applications and need to...

The EXACT Test Environment You Need—Any Time, Anywhere

Jul 28, 2011
  Tired of roadblocks impeding your testing efforts?

What Do Developers Hate Most About Static Analysis?

Jul 21, 2011
A couple weeks ago, we launched a survey about what developers hate most about static analysis. Here are the results as of Thursday July 21:

Static Analysis Webinars

Jul 13, 2011
Want to get more out of your static code analysis efforts? Curious about how your own code review skills stack up against automated static analysis to...

What Do You Hate Most About Static Analysis?

Jul 7, 2011
Quick Poll for Static Analysis Users Few developers would argue that static code analysis is helpful in the long term. But that doesn't mean it's alwa...

FDA/Medical Device Compliance Beyond Static Analysis

Jun 30, 2011
The FDA recommends not only that testing involve a mixture of test and analysis methods applied throughout the SDLC, but also that a broad spectrum of...

Static Analysis for FDA: 3 Keys to Success

Jun 23, 2011
Continuing our series of posts on static code analysis for FDA/medical device sofware compliance, let's look at 3 keys to establishing a successful an...

Static Analysis for FDA: What's Involved?

Jun 16, 2011
In last week's post, we introduced how static analysis is just one piece of the FDA compliance puzzle. In the next posts, we'll explore this issue in ...

Static Analysis: One Piece of the FDA Compliance Puzzle

Jun 9, 2011
The FDA recently drew attention to static analysis as it publicly recommended that developers of software for infusion pumps use static analysis as pa...

Medical Device Software Validation & Compliance: A Case Study

Jun 2, 2011
Inomed is an international medical technology company that develops nerve protection instruments and systems for precisely targeted patient treatments...

Establishing a Change-Detection Safety Net with Unit Testing

May 26, 2011
Working on a code base that has minimal tests or no tests is like walking on eggshells: every move you make has the potential to break something. Howe...

Unit Testing: How We Eased the Burden of Our Regression Test Process

May 19, 2011
Years ago, when Parasoft started examining our internal unit testing process, we found that developers would write functional unit tests to verify req...

Increase Unit Testing ROI: Keep Unit Tests in Synch with Your App

May 12, 2011
Once you’ve built up a set of test cases that give you good coverage of your use cases,  you need to ensure that they’re maintained. Unit testing is n...

Remembering Adam Kolawa

May 5, 2011
Parasoft Corporation is deeply saddened to announce the passing of Dr. Adam Kolawa, Parasoft co-founder and CEO. Kolawa was truly a pioneer and a cham...

Unit Testing: Is More Coverage Better?

Apr 25, 2011
By Adam Kolawa, Parasoft CEO and Co-Founder Everyone thinks that more coverage is always better. However, I believe that code coverage is irrelevant i...

Unit Testing: Is it Nearing Extinction?

Apr 21, 2011
By Adam Kolawa, Parasoft CEO and Co-Founder Some people claim that unit testing is going the way of the dinosaur, but I think that unit testing is mor...

Agile Quality Tip #10 - Use Automation to Optimize Stand-Up Meetings

Apr 14, 2011
As we wrote previously, our current series of posts is covering 10 brief quality tips designed to help you extend well-known agile quality practices t...

Agile Quality Tip #9 - Re-Test Only as Needed

Apr 7, 2011
As we wrote previously, our current series of posts is covering 10 brief quality tips designed to help you extend well-known agile quality practices t...

Free Unit Testing Certification - Achieving Real Results

Mar 29, 2011
Parasoft is sponsoring a free hands-on training program to help developers, managers, and QA learn how to achieve real results with unit testing.

Agile Quality Tip #8 - Reduce End-to-End Test Complexity with Service Virtualization

Mar 24, 2011
As we wrote previously, our current series of posts is covering 10 brief quality tips designed to help you extend well-known agile quality practices t...

Agile Quality Tip #7 - Reduce Developer Testing Complexity

Mar 17, 2011
As we wrote previously, our current series of posts is covering 10 brief quality tips designed to help you extend well-known agile quality practices t...

Agile Quality Tip #6 - Extend TDD with Regression Test Generation

Mar 10, 2011
As we wrote previously, our current series of posts is covering 10 brief quality tips designed to help you extend well-known agile quality practices t...

Agile Quality Tip #5 - Manage Code Complexity

Mar 3, 2011
As we wrote previously, our current series of posts is covering 10 brief quality tips designed to help you extend well-known agile quality practices t...

Agile Quality Tip #4 - Use Defect Detection for Defect Prevention

Feb 24, 2011
As we wrote previously, our current series of posts is covering 10 brief quality tips designed to help you extend well-known agile quality practices t...

Agile Quality Tip #3 - Catch as Many Errors as Possible Before QA

Feb 17, 2011
As we wrote previously, our current series of posts is covering 10 brief quality tips designed to help you extend well-known agile development quality...

Agile Quality Tip 2: Embrace Policy as a Team

Feb 10, 2011
As we wrote previously, our current series of posts is covering 10 brief quality tips designed to help you extend well-known agile quality practices t...

Agile Quality Tip 1: Extend Quality Beyond QA

Feb 3, 2011
As we wrote last week, we're starting a series of posts that will cover 10 brief agile development testing quality tips. These tips are designed to he...

Agile Quality Practices that Save Time: 10 Tips

Jan 27, 2011
The impetus for exploring and eventually adopting agile methodologies typically originates from within development.  After all, agile was artfully bra...

How Can Test-Driven Development (TDD) Be Automated?

Jan 20, 2011
Since Parasoft is constantly talking about about automating testing, we're often asked: How does automation apply to Test-Driven Development (TDD)? Mo...

New Resource Centers: Static Analysis, SOA testing, Agile, more

Jan 13, 2011
We'd like to invite you to browse our new Parasoft Resource Center. This center aggregates the resources that Parasoft has produced on software testin...

Free Certification - Achieving Results with Static Code Analysis

Jan 6, 2011
Parasoft is sponsoring a free hands-on training program to help developers, managers, and QA learn how to achieve real results with static code analys...

Webinar Recordings: Static Analysis, Runtime Error Detection, SOA Testing, More

Dec 21, 2010
In case you missed them, we have uploaded recordings of some of our most popular 2010 webinars:

Static Code Analysis Rule Set Optimization Can Uncover More Defects

Dec 16, 2010
- Nathan Jakubiak, Parasoft Software Development Manager Recently our development team found a bug that resulted in a null variable being dereferenced...

New SD Times Articles on Software Development Management

Dec 9, 2010
SD Times just published a new software development management article by Adam Kolawa, Parasoft co-founder and CEO. The software development life cycle...

Static Analysis Finds Software Defects that Functional Tests Miss

Dec 2, 2010
- Rami Jaamour, Software Development Manager Recently I wrote some code that relates to Parasoft's service virtualization functionality. One of the pr...

Parasoft SDLC Productivity Audit

Nov 24, 2010
--Adam Kolawa, Parasoft co-founder and CEO As many of you know, I've been talking about the high productivity of Parasoft's own development team for s...

Software Development Management: Optimizing Project Task Management

Nov 18, 2010
By Adam Kolawa, Parasoft CEO and Co-Founder For the QA group, it has become the norm to receive a request to execute an impossible scope of work withi...

Code Review and Requirements Review: Automating Human Review Tasks

Nov 11, 2010
By Adam Kolawa, Parasoft CEO and Co-Founder No matter how much automation is in place to assist the development and QA teams to deliver the right code...

Software Development Management: Meeting Expectations

Nov 4, 2010
By Adam Kolawa, Parasoft CEO and Co-Founder Establishing management’s expectation about what defines a completed requirement is essential for driving ...

Achieving Software Development Productivity Naturally

Oct 28, 2010
By Adam Kolawa, Parasoft CEO and Co-Founder Developing software can be supplemented with automation, but we must accept that software development rema...

Software Development Process Improvement: The Time is Now

Oct 21, 2010
By Adam Kolawa, Parasoft CEO and Co-Founder For far too long, the general demeanor for software development lifecycle (SDLC) process improvement initi...

Static Analysis and Run Time Error Detection on 64-Bit Platforms

Oct 14, 2010
In my previous posts, I covered a four-step strategy for preparing the application for the 64-bit porting process: Apply mutation testing to perform r...

Static Code Analysis for Porting Code to 64-Bit Platforms

Oct 7, 2010
In my previous post, I introduced a process you can apply to prepare the application for the 64-bit porting process: Perform mutation testing via runt...

Memory Error Detection When Porting to 64-Bit Platforms: Preparing for Porting

Sep 30, 2010
By finding and fixing C/C++ memory errors before you port to 64-bit, you can reduce the risk of failures on the new platform and architecture, streaml...

Porting to 64-Bit Platforms: Why Is it So Challenging?

Sep 23, 2010
Most developers responsible for porting C/C++ code to 64-bit processors—or to any new hardware, for that matter—find that memory problems seem to mult...

Automation for SOA Virtualization & Testing

Sep 16, 2010
In my previous post, I introduced 3 must-haves for an effective SOA virtual test lab. I wanted to follow this up with a quick look at automation, whic...

3 Must-Haves For Your SOA Virtual Test Lab

Sep 9, 2010
In my previous two posts, I talked about what constraints impact the testing of distributed & heterogeneous systems, and how virtualizing application ...

How Service Virtualization Removes Testing Constraints

Sep 2, 2010
The constraints that I introduced in my last post can really add tremendous setbacks to testing schedules, which are typically already quite compresse...

Testing Resource Constraints in Composite Apps

Aug 26, 2010
Resource constraints inherent in today’s heterogeneous enterprise environments can impede a QA/development team’s ability to construct test suites. Th...
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