Don’t dip your toe into Service Virtualization. Dive into the deep end.

  It’s often said that if you want to make big changes at anything, you must start small. Start small and take one step, one tiny action today. Soon, the small actions build on each other. Take that 40 pounds you resolved to lose on New Year’s Eve. If you’d started small — maybe by targeting […]

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How SV can even help test your app for high humidity

You have test cases for peak customer demand, for negative returns, and for compatibility with every customer platform under the sun. Maybe now you even need a test case for high humidity. That’s right, according to a recent report from the performance monitoring firm Apteligent, apps run about 15% slower in the summer. Why? Because […]

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Faced with unprecedented tech demands, Rio 2016 officials simulate

The CIO of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games effort is faced with enormous tech demand for the 17-day event: some 138,000 volunteers, employees and outsourced staff and over 10,000 athletes competing in 144 venues. They’ll all be leaning on a technology infrastructure that has been spun up from virtually nothing in just two years. The technology demand […]

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Book excerpt: Success is ‘right there for the faking’ with Service Virtualization

This month, we’re featuring a few blogs focused on continuous delivery as uniquely enabled by Service Virtualization. (See this blog from last week.) As part of that effort, following is an excerpt from the seminal book on the topic, titled Service Virtualization: Reality is Overrated, that addresses how SV can speed up — and uncomplicate […]

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Shift Left: Why Service Virtualization is necessary for continuous delivery

  Over the years, we’ve written plenty on analyst evaluations (see here and here) attesting to the value delivered by Service Virtualization. They offer great advice and are worth your time to explore. But rarer, and in some ways more compelling, are detailed evaluations by rank-and-file development team leaders. That’s why a new product review posted over […]

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How Service Virtualization reduces your infrastructure footprint

Editor’s note: This blog is one in a series where we excerpt portions of Service Virtualization: Reality is Overrated, a must-have book from the guys who basically invented SV as a way to develop software better, cheaper and faster. The excerpt is republished with permission. Solving the problem of available IT infrastructure for software development doesn’t seem […]

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How Service Virtualization defeats the most common API performance testing problems

  The web as we know it today — populated by user-friendly eCommerce and service sites like eBay, Flickr, Facebook and Amazon — couldn’t exist if not for the humble web API. APIs, or Application Programming Interfaces, make it possible for technology, business and politics to be merged seamlessly into a world of self-service goodness. Developers […]

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