By Wayne Ariola, Parasoft Chief Strategy Officer
From the point of view of a developer or tester, the dependent architecture associated with the application they’re working on is extremely complex—and only growing more so. This begs the question: How do you create a test environment in order to validate the features the company wants to release as rapidly as possible?
As the just-released voke report on Virtual & Cloud Based Labs outlines, various technologies over the past decade have matured to a point where they can reduce this complexity. For example, the report highlights:
- “Virtual or cloud-based labs to enable on-demand access to development and test environments
- Service virtualization to simulate services, components, or applications regardless of their state of completeness or accessibility
- Network virtualization to model and simulate networks to assess the impact of the network on the user experience”