Agile software development compresses timelines, yet teams still need to creatively develop applications. Service virtualization allows developers to build applications faster because a virtual environment eliminates bottlenecks when dependent APIs are unavailable or unreliable.
- Continuous testing
Agile makes software development faster, but testing teams bear the burden of less time between released iterations. So, how can teams test the release candidate effectively? Continuous testing suggests testing on demand continuously. Parasoft tools are designed based on this premise, with intuitive automation APIS and integration tools including Jenkins and Docker. This allows you to build an infrastructure that supports continuous testing.
- Shifting left
Initiating test efforts earlier has many benefits, regardless of development methodology. Service virtualization gives development teams the tools they need to create prototype services for scoping. The same artifacts can be leveraged to design and execute tests now.
Service virtualization allows you to simulate realistic performance behavior of specific components and reduce them from the overall environment baseline to properly gauge specific performance.