A Love Letter from Cloud Dev/Test Labs to Service Virtualization
by Jason English
In the spirit of Valentine's Day, here's a little love letter from "the
Cloud" that originally appeared in our partner Parasoft's perspective guide
to Service Virtualization. But we think it's especially appropriate now.
Enjoy! - N.W., Ed.
Hey, I know it’s been a while since we started being “a thing.” When we
met, everyone said you were just mocking, and that I wasn’t real enough to
make a living, with my head in the clouds. Yet, here we are, a few years
Service Virtualization, you complete me.
As a young Dev/Test Cloud, I always wanted to try new things. And what better
use for Cloud than experimenting with software for startup companies? I was
flexible, I thought I had the capacity to handle anything. I’d stay up all
night studying or partying, but sometimes I’d c... (more)
Will DevOps Become the Norm?
All prognosticators, even us who simply roll out a single annual list, hope
for two things: one, that your predictions get a lot of traction and shares
across the industry, and two, that you end up actually being correct.
Anil Batra’s list of 2014 predictions has turned a lot of heads, largely
due to the fact that he led off with such a bold one. “DevOps teams become
the norm, not the exception.” While you would imagine that the DevOps
faithful and its believers would be the biggest fans of this coming true this
year, I would argue that it’s software ... (more)
This article was authored by Melissa Jacobson and was originally published on
Orasi's "Eye on Quality" blog.
In late August, voke, Inc. debuted its “Market Snapshot Report: Virtual and
Cloud-Based Labs,” about how companies of all sizes and levels of testing
sophistication view, use and benefit from virtual and cloud-based development
and testing technologies. The results were pretty amazing―even we were
Among the many benefits the 503 participant companies (50% of which were U.S.
based) cited, 53% saw reduced CAPEX (capital expenditures) from the use of
virtual and ... (more)
The Ethics of Cloud Computing
Cloud computing seems to still be one of the reigning buzzwords in high-tech
these days. Everything is either "in the cloud", "powered by the cloud", or
some variation on the theme. I remember when hosted email was just that:
hosted email. Today, such offerings are considered cloud offerings even
though they have not changed in any substantive way since being first offered
well over 15 years ago.
This is to take nothing away from the significant technology shift cloud
computing represents. Without question, virtualization, storage services,
and ev... (more)
Data Quality as an Initiative
This article was authored by David Guimbellot and was originally published
on Orasi's "Eye on Quality" blog.
If your business is capturing or coordinating persistent data as a primary
function then it behooves you to create a data quality initiative that
improves your Test Data Management (TDM). There are common opportunities in
the way that IT organizations manage, coordinate and execute their processes
around test data.
The actual data are not securely stored or obfuscated during the testing
process The coverage gaps in the data used for testin... (more)