Improve Speed and Quality with Parasoft

Today’s businesses not only run on software-their reputations depend on it.  As a result, software teams need to deliver better quality software faster to keep their companies competitive.

To avoid having to choose between speed and quality, over 7,000 organisations around the world depend on Parasoft. Throughout the company’s 27-year history, Parasoft has continued to deliver breakout solutions that help businesses improve software delivery cycles and software quality.

“Software has evolved from a process driver to a business differentiator.

More than ever, software failure is synonymous with business failure,” said Parasoft CEO Dr. Elizabeth Kolawa.  “Parasoft offers a true development testing and continuous testing platform that accelerates the SDLC and reduces business risks.”

Parasoft delivers a development testing platform, service virtualisation, and API/integration testing to enable continuous testing-reducing the time, effort, and cost of delivering secure, reliable, and compliant software.

Parasoft’s enterprise and embedded development solutions include static analysis, unit testing with requirements traceability, functional and load testing, development and test environment management, and more.

The majority of Fortune 500 companies rely on Parasoft to help them produce top-quality software consistently and efficiently.

Service Virtualization Enables Continuous Testing

Continuous testing requires anytime, anywhere access to a complete test environment.  Parasoft Service Virtualization is an open, automated infrastructure that enables teams to provision simulated test environments and launch associated test scenarios via a readily-accessible API-enabling fully-automated testing.

“Continuous delivery requires continuous testing,” explained Kolawa.  “Automating the SDLC requires the ability to test anytime in a complete manner.  We allow teams to launch a myriad of different test environments, each of which runs an extensive set of test scenarios so all the necessary provisioning and test execution can be fully automated.”

Parasoft Service Virtualization can generate sophisticated, flexible virtual assets in a matter of seconds and ensure that all involved parties have the appropriate level of access and visibility.

This accelerates the SDLC and allows software teams to execute the unit, component, functional, integration, and performance tests necessary for effective continuous testing.  By testing early and often, software teams can reduce risks and deliver higher quality functionality to the market faster and at a lower cost.

“Today’s organisations spend too much time waiting for a test environment and running manual tests against test environments,” said Kolawa.  “You can achieve a greater degree of automation when the test environment is consistently available.”

In addition to facilitating automation, the solution can analyze and visualise the health of the environment to proactively identify test environment issues before they compromise the accuracy of test results.   Moreover, it also helps teams share the resources relevant to their projects and domains.

Preventing Software Defects with the Parasoft Development Testing Platform

Parasoft’s Development Testing Platform (DTP) consistently applies software testing practices throughout the SDLC, enabling software quality efforts to evolve from automated to continuous.  “In order for businesses to accelerate the release of applications, there must be an automated, accurate and dependable method to measure application quality as well as business risk,” said Kolawa.

Parasoft DTP seamlessly integrates with any internal, open source, or COTS tools that are critical to the organisation’s development environment. “The opportunity to integrate any SDLC tool into this platform gives organisations a single point of control for all activities associated with developing secure, reliable, and compliant code,” explained Kolawa.

“This not only enables a much better understanding of what is being developed and how it is being developed, it also assists organisations to substantially broaden the scope of development policies being monitored to ensure that software is being developed in line with management’s expectations. By automatically and continuously measuring whether quality expectations are being met, we can truly deliver a real-time, objective assessment of the business risks and enable a continuous release process.”

Earlier this year, Parasoft introduced the Parasoft Process Intelligence Engine (PIE), a Parasoft DTP component that aggregates and analyzes information throughout the SDLC to identify business risks early and automatically.

Leveraging PIE, organisations collect, correlate, and analyze data from disparate sources scattered throughout the SDLC, which allows them to discover risks and opportunities that humans would most likely overlook.

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Accusoft Introduces New Cloud-Based Development Tool Suite

Accusoft, the leading provider of document, content and imaging solutions, today announces the immediate availability of Accusoft Cloud Services, a new line of a la carte online tools for website and application developers.

Accusoft Cloud Services debuts today with Viewer, a customizable tool for embedding almost any document or image file into a frame or lightbox on a website to make it viewable through any HTML5 browser, desktop or mobile. Visitors to sites using Viewer get fast, high-fidelity display of embedded documents with no plugins, players or application software required on their devices.

Coming weeks will bring a growing array of new developer productivity, design and performance-enhancement services, all based on Accusoft’s proven, industry-leading on-premise solutions for document viewing, image compression and other functions. Developers rely on Accusoft technology for building high-performance, feature-rich applications, websites and apps with advanced imaging and content management capabilities.

For example, Viewer is based on the enterprise-grade Prizm Content Connect HTML5 document viewer. The new cloud service inherits the on-premise product’s support for virtually all document and image file types, and a responsive mobile viewer that adapts both the high-fidelity document display and the navigation controls to the screen size on which it appears, for an optimal user experience on any device.

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Fast-growing TestPlant appoints European Sales Director

TestPlant (http://www.testplant.com), the maker of the eggPlant range of software quality tools, today announced that it has appointed Stuart Coleman as the company’s European Sales Director. Starting with immediate effect, Coleman assumes responsibility for TestPlant’s ambitious growth objectives across the UK and continental Europe. The role opened following Richard Ward’s move to the USA to become TestPlant’s President in the Americas.

Coleman joins TestPlant from The Open Data Institute (ODI), founded by Professor Sir Nigel Shadbolt and Sir Tim Berners-Lee, where he led a team focused on building big data related services with key digital industries. Coleman has a strong pedigree in business development, and has extensive sales experience at large enterprise software companies like CA and HP, as well as successful stints at start-up companies, including the successful EMEA launch of US company OutStart.

During his career, Coleman has closed multi-million dollar software deals and has secured key contracts with large companies such as BP, Autodesk, SAP and SAS.

“We are delighted that Stuart is joining the TestPlant team and look forward to him driving continued strong growth in our key European markets,” said George Mackintosh, TestPlant CEO. “With his mix of start-up and large company experience, he is a great fit for TestPlant, which combines the agility of a start-up with the expertise and experience required to deliver enterprise-class software testing solutions.”

“TestPlant is a very exciting opportunity for me and I’m keen to help the company keep driving the impressive growth figures that it has seen over the last few years,” said Stuart Coleman, European Sales Director, TestPlant. “The recent recognition of the company as a Visionary by Gartner is proof of TestPlant’s ambition in this sector and I’m looking forward to contributing to its success.”

About TestPlant

TestPlant is an international software business based in London. It has development centers in the USA and the UK with sales and support centers in the USA, the UK and Asia as well as an extensive network of business partners. It has shown rapid revenue growth organically and through the acquisitions of Redstone Software and Facilita. TestPlant’s products are used in over 30 countries by well over 300 enterprise customers in sectors which include Financial Services, Automotive, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Media and Entertainment, Retail and Defense and Aerospace.

The eggPlant range is a set of software quality tools which supports the design, development, test and management of software applications for mainframe, desktop and mobile use in any technology platform environment. The tools are relevant in agile, mobile, web and DevOps deployments. eggPlant use improves and reports on the quality and responsiveness of software systems, reduces time to market and lowers costs by introducing process automation. eggPlant tools have been granted patents with several applications pending. The company’s achievements have been recognised within the software industry and by the venture capital community.

TestPlant is also a Red Herring Global Top 100 company and was awarded a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in 2013. http://www.testplant.com

Mastering test organisation – with the right tools and service providers

Exchange at the highest technical level is the essence of Software-QS-Tag: in the altogether ca. 60 lectures, tutorials and workshops, the get-together between the slots and the conference-accompanying exhibition. In the exhibition area, participants can catch up on the current market in the area of “test organisation”.

dpunkt.verlag, Ekobit, eXept Software AG, FINARIS Financial Software Partner GmbH, HP Hewlett Packard, imbus AG, InterFace AG, Ranorex and Softwareforen Leipzig present their solutions. The Software-QS-Tag provides space to get in touch with the companies and do networking in a relaxed and collegial atmosphere.

The conference and exhibition take place in Nuremberg, Germany on 6th and 7th November.

imbus is a specialized solution provider for the quality assurance and testing of software.
Our portfolio includes consulting for process improvement, software testing services, test outsourcing, test tools, and training.
With our comprehensive know-how, the latest tools, and our proven methodology, we increase the reliability and performance of software products, software-intensive systems, and complete IT structures, and as a manufacturer-independent partner, we assure their correct functionality.

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Gurock introduces TestRail 4.0 with redesigned UX

Gurock announced TestRail 4.0 today, a new version of their web-based test management tool. TestRail is used by software teams to manage and organize their testing efforts and to track the quality of software projects. TestRail directly integrates with popular issue tracking tools such as Atlassian JIRA.

Gurock redesigned TestRail’s interface from the ground up to provide a modern user experience for testing teams. TestRail 4.0 also introduces bulk editing and rich filtering options to make it easier to update and work with many test cases.

Another area Gurock focused on is improving the navigation in the application. Unlike most web applications, TestRail now remembers the exact state of pages when testers move between suites and tests. This makes it faster and more productive to work with test suites, according to Gurock.

The development team behind TestRail also worked on a new baseline mode. Similar to version control systems like Git and Subversion, TestRail’s baselines can be used to maintain separate branches of test suites and cases in parallel. This can be useful for teams that need to work on multiple major versions at the same time.

TestRail 4.0 also comes with various other new features and improvements. Gurock improved the built-in Todo tab to assign and track tests for individual testers. Additional reports make it easier to identify new and updated tests and Gurock also updated TestRail’s JIRA integration to work with issue links.

“We closely listened to many leading testing teams and redesigned TestRail based on their excellent feedback,” said Dennis Gurock, CEO of the company. “We are really proud that TestRail is adopted by so many new testing teams every week and we specifically built TestRail to work well with any workflow or team size.”

TestRail 4.0 is available both as a web-based SaaS/cloud edition and can be installed by customers on their own server. A free trial version of TestRail is available on Gurock’s website.

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BlazeMeter Acquires Loadosophia; State-of-the-Art Analytics Reporting Technology for Apache JMeter Users

BlazeMeter, the leading load and performance testing as a self-service platform for mobile, web and APIs, today announced the acquisition of Loadosophia, which provides state-of-the-art analytics technology for JMeter users. Andrey Pokhilko, Loadosophia and JMeter-Plugins.org founder, joins BlazeMeter’s executive team as Chief Scientist.

The acquisition of Loadosophia and the addition of Pokhilko’s technological expertise and performance testing experience enhance BlazeMeter’s product innovation and next generation performance testing solutions.  BlazeMeter users will be able to utilize Loadosophia’s technology, and further innovations are on the product roadmap. Loadosophia’s customers will continue to be fully supported by BlazeMeter.

“Andrey is one of the most skilled performance testing experts I know. It’s a real honor to have him join my team. I’m certain that together we will accomplish great things that will benefit the entire performance testing community,” said Alon Girmonsky, Founder and CEO of BlazeMeter. “I’m constantly looking to add new technologies that complement BlazeMeter’s platform. Andrey and his team’s insights in JMeter development and performance testing, as well as his deep understanding of the needs of large scale testing in an agile development environment will give an invaluable boost to our technological advancements.”

As BlazeMeter’s Chief Scientist, Pokhilko will be responsible for developing, expanding and managing the company’s product portfolio to address the growing needs of its prospects and customers. He will also continue to give back to the community by leading educational activities and launching open source initiatives.

“I am extremely passionate about the Apache JMeter community and that’s why I’ve dedicated so many years to supporting the community and understanding their challenges,” said Andrey Pokhilko, BlazeMeter’s Chief Scientist. “Joining BlazeMeter will enable me to make a huge impact on the load performance testing community. My vision is to make BlazeMeter the center of excellence for load testing and where the community comes to resolve all of their performance testing issues.”

Pokhilko is a renowned thought-leader and innovator within the Apache JMeter and performance testing community. He has worked extensively to create and develop tools that enhance the Apache JMeter protocol coverage and analytical reporting capabilities. In 2009, Pokhilko founded JMeter-Plugins.org and led this open source project to its undisputed status as the premier source of JMeter Plugins in the world. Loadosophia was similarly born from Pokhilko’s desire to complete JMeter’s offerings. Pokhilko has world-class experience with large scale performance testing, having led the load testing team for five years at search engine giant Yandex.

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