voke Impact Note: A Focus on Parasoft Virtualization Community Edition

Service virtualization removes the constraints that plague developers and testers. Now, teams can simulate and model dependencies of unavailable or limited services quickly and easily.

Learn how the Parasoft Virtualize Community Edition gives developers a fully functioning, 100% free service virtualization product for instant productivity.

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Overview:
  • Consequences of waiting for development and testing resources
  • 3 opportunities to protect the brand and business through service virtualization
  • How Parasoft Virtualize Community Edition enables the creation, deployment and management of complete virtual environments 
  • Time-to-market drives software teams, but speed doesn’t do much good when teams don’t have what they need for development and testing, and software is full of defects.
  • Service virtualization gives development and testing what they need to deliver quality and fast time to market while protecting the brand and business reputation.
  • Basically, it enables the ability to statefully simulate and model dependencies of unavailable or limited services, eliminating common constraints of testers and developers.
  • The ultimate results are easily accessing incomplete or unavailable realistic testing components, sharing virtualized assets across multiple teams for on-demand tests and the ability to test different conditions and behaviors.
  • Increased defects in production
  • Inability to conduct on-demand, end-to-end tests
  • Slower time to market with dubious quality
  • Excessive wait times to access needed components, architectures, sensors, databases, mainframes, mobile platforms, and fee-based systems
  • Access to a production-like environment to accurately reproduce defects
  • Economical testing of realistic behavior including performance
  1. Get everything when needed.

There’s not much room for error when it comes to releasing software. Without service virtualization, process bottlenecks and unavailable/incomplete components reduce development and testing efficiency, plus increase chances of defects. Using service virtualization, developers and testers can access incomplete/unavailable services, components, architectures, sensors databases, mainframes, mobile platforms and more. There’s fewer surprises in production, less defects and a much quicker software cycle.

  1. Reproduce defects easily.

Developers are under a lot of pressure to move ahead fast, which means code has to work in an environment that might not exist yet. Hard coding or building out a future environment on development machines is one way to keep moving ahead, but not all versions of an application run on developer-created machines—this means defects are found in testing or production. The recreation of the defect scenario requires an environment that’s close to production, but manual recreation is slow and expensive. Service virtualization allows configuration and provisioning of virtual test environments for any test scenario necessary. Once defect reproduction is completed, developers are able to relinquish the virtual test environment and move on to any environment they desire.

  1. Shift performance testing left.

Performance testing is overlooked often, but it must be done early and often to prevent business failure. By conducting performance testing earlier (shifting left), developers can identify architectural flaws before they’re too expensive to fix. Service virtualization simulates the necessary environments and assets for shifting performance testing left.

Performance testing should be conducted as frequently as possible for all applications, including GUI and non-GUI—it’s not a one-time event. Service virtualization delivers realistic environments without the cost of extra hardware, plus complete accessibility to incomplete or unavailable components.

Parasoft Virtualize Community Edition is focused on:

  • Giving developers and testers a fully functional, free product for immediate productivity
  • Covering the most common protocols and use cases to instantly create virtualized assets
  • Providing a scalable product for service virtualization across the complete software supply chain

It’s a service virtualization product that allows you to create, deploy and manage complete virtual environments. The product is a single user desktop version with the full capability of Parasoft virtualize, supporting HTTP and HTTPs protocols and REST, WSDL, SOAP, XML, JSON and Literal message formats.

Developers can easily adopt and use a fully functioning service virtualization tool to eliminate the need to wait for the necessary development and testing services, reproduce defects with easy and shift performance testing left. Ultimately, you can move beyond basic mocking and stubbing to quick development and testing cycles and improve team dynamics.

Why is service virtualization better than mocks and stubs?

  • Represents realistic behavior
  • Enables asset sharing across multiple teams
  • Allows asset modifications to simulate different conditions and behaviors
  • Represents composite behavior and maintains statefulness

About Parasoft

Parasoft’s software testing solutions support the entire software development process, from when the developer writes the first line of code all the way through unit and functional testing, to performance and security testing, leveraging simulated test environments along the way. Parasoft's unique analytics platform aggregates data from across all testing practices, providing insights up and down the testing pyramid to enable organizations to succeed in today's most strategic development initiatives, including Agile/DevOps, Continuous Testing, and the complexities of IoT. Parasoft’s automated software testing innovations fuel software development organizations, helping teams reduce the time, cost, and effort of delivering high-quality software to the market.