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SOA & WOA Authors: TJ Randall, Lori MacVittie, Andreas Grabner, Dynatrace Blog, Cynthia Dunlop

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Tips for Service Virtualization, Performance Testing, and DevOps

Lessons and advice from Comcast’s Director of Performance Test.

Despite turning to agile, lean, or DevOps practices to gain a competitive edge, many organizations are nevertheless stifled by limited test environment access. Teams are forced to make a precarious trade-off between time and quality when it can take weeks to access realistic test environment.

Service virtualization allows developers and testers to access the exact test environments they need on demand. Organizations are able to accelerate the software development lifecycle and reduce risks with simulated test environments that promote earlier, faster, and more complete testing.


Watch this  new on-demand Service Virtualization Best Practices webinar to explore the latest service virtualization research and get firsthand best practices and benefits of service virtualization from Comcast's Director of Performance Test, Frank Jennings.

You'll learn how Comcast uses Service Virtualization to:

  • Virtualize 98% of the downstream connections involved in their functional and performance testing

  • Run 40,000 automated API tests for continuous regression testing

  • Improve the predictability, efficiency, and consistency of their testing

  • Reduce test data creation and maintenance time by 90%

  • Support Continuous Deployment

  • Drive their Comcast's DevOps process

More Stories By Cynthia Dunlop

Cynthia Dunlop, Lead Content Strategist/Writer at Tricentis, writes about software testing and the SDLC—specializing in continuous testing, functional/API testing, DevOps, Agile, and service virtualization. She has written articles for publications including SD Times, Stickyminds, InfoQ, ComputerWorld, IEEE Computer, and Dr. Dobb's Journal. She also co-authored and ghostwritten several books on software development and testing for Wiley and Wiley-IEEE Press. Dunlop holds a BA from UCLA and an MA from Washington State University.