Service Virtualization: What, Who, When, and How
Service virtualization provides many benefits for both development and test teams. For testers, service virtualization empowers them to work in parallel with their development counterparts and take control of their own schedules. They no longer have to wait for development to complete their work or to get access to a restricted system such as a mainframe or a third party API. Test teams can get the basic details from dev and/or use a sample request and response pair to create a virtual service themselves. With no need to wait on others to start testing, testing can start at iteration one freeing up more time for exploratory, integration, and performance testing. With service virtualization, developers spend less time creating mocks and stubs, and more time developing and completing unit tests. The virtual services they create can be shared for additional testing, ultimately saving everybody time and effort. Join Kenneth Merkel and take the first step in adopting virtual services by learning more about what you can virtualize, how the services get created, common use cases, and adoption benefits.