Server virtualization provides an immediate reduction in hardware and
configuration cost. But in focusing merely on the hardware side of
virtualization, are we leaving money on the table?
While organizations can reduce the number of boxes they need, and save the
cost of replicating servers for virtual test beds, these servers are becoming
What if we could apply the benefits of virtualization where we spend 80
percent or more of the IT budget - in the key enterprise software that runs
our business and in the extensive development, support and maintenance costs
of these applications?
Today's leading businesses rely on a mix of distributed technologies and new
functionality, such as service-oriented architecture (SOA). Virtualization
can improve the quality and time-to-market for these systems. But how can
teams virtualize to improve the quality and time-t... (more)
For software testers to create a detailed test case during the QA process can
be tricky: sometimes it's not an option; sometimes it's wasted effort. Here
are ways to help make that decision.
Part of the skill set required to be a good tester involves the ability to
assess a software project and decide when it's worth putting in the effort to
create really detailed test cases. Sometimes the software will lend itself to
unstructured testing, sometimes the development methodology will dictate a
specific approach, and sometimes every possible facet will need to be
covered. If you pl... (more)
HP introduced new and enhanced quality and management software designed to
increase the success of mainstream deployment of service-oriented
architectures (SOA) by businesses.
SOA is an approach to delivering IT services in a secure and manageable way
that uses loosely connected, reusable and standards-based technology that can
be aligned to changing business needs.
For SOA to be broadly adopted and deliver business value, an entire
organization must have confidence that the services it provides function
correctly, scale as demand increases and meet operational requirements.
To ... (more)
It’s important to remember that there is a huge resource being created
on the Web these days in terms of both services and content. This includes
access to SaaS applications (that are better than their enterprise-bound
counterparts), service marketplaces (such as StrikeIron), and even mash-able
applications that you can mix and match with other Web 2.0 applications /
APIs / services or enterprise applications / services to quickly solve
However, having such a resource available for the price of a broad-band
connection does not mean you'll be able to lever... (more)
iTKO LISA announced the general availability release of LISA 4.5. LISA 4.5
extends the functionality of the LISA 4 suite, adding service virtualization
for load and performance testing, and customer-driven enhancements.
"We are exceptionally pleased with the adoption and innovative usage of LISA
in our customer base. iTKO customers are tackling the hardest quality and
integration challenges in the field, for LISA 4.5, we focused on
customer-driven enhancements," said Shridhar Mittal, CEO of iTKO. "These
enhancements deliver improved usability, integration platform support, and
Mike Vizard at eWeek recently hosted a podcast with ITKO???s John Michelsen,
on "Application Development in the Clouds." In this conversation, John and
Mike talk about how cloud computing is going to upend the way IT
organizations think about SOA and application development in general. Mike
started by mentioning the increased number of dependencies that SaaS brings
to SOA testing. John said Mike really nailed the problem - it is something we
are seeing in every engagement that relies on third party or shared services
environments. The traditional waterfall method, and its assumpt... (more)