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Parasoft Resource Center: White Paper

Parasoft: 1-Minute Intro

Watch this 1-min video to learn how Parasoft helps organizations deliver defect-free software efficiently by "shifting left" defect discovery & preventing software defects. Read more »

Continuous Testing for SAP

Learn strategies for overcoming the key challenges associated with continuously testing your SAP workflows to ensure that they satisfy expectations around system reliability, security, and pe... Read more »

Why Service Virtualization is a "Must Have" for Testing SAP

Learn how service virtualization for SAP provides complete control over a complex test environment at significantly lower costs, allowing you to perform more... Read more »

Continuous Testing for SAP
by Wayne Ariola (Chief Strategy Officer), Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

Learn strategies for overcoming the key challenges associated with continuously testing your SAP workflows to ensure that they satisfy expectations around system reliability, security, and performance—as you're configuring them as well as migrating/upgrading them.  More »

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Why Service Virtualization is a "Must Have" for Testing SAP
by Wayne Ariola (Chief Strategy Officer), Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

Learn how service virtualization for SAP provides complete control over a complex test environment at significantly lower costs, allowing you to perform more extensive automated testing, trace the results of those tests through the entire simulated environment, and perform regression testing to ensure that migrations/upgrades do not alter expected process behavior.  More »

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Why a Development Testing Platform Is Essential for Accelerating the SDLC
by Wayne Ariola (Chief Strategy Officer), Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

Since software quality has traditionally been a “time-boxed” exercise, it's foolish to expect that accelerating the SDLC will magically yield better results from a quality perspective. Learn how a Development Testing Platform helps organizations accelerate the delivery of top-quality applications.  More »

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API Testing: A “Must-Have” for the API Economy
Gartner, Parasoft

Read new Gartner research: why success in the "API economy" requires a new approach to quality processes, the business impacts of API failures, and recommendations for service/API testing.  More »

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API Testing Maturity Model
by Wayne Ariola (Chief Strategy Officer), Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

Parasoft's API Testing Maturity Model helps organizations set realistic expectations for adopting and optimizing API Testing solutions.  More »

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Service Virtualization: Accelerating the SDLC
Gartner, Comcast, Parasoft

Read this Gartner research for insight on why SV is a "must-have" for accelerating the SDLC, a first-hand look at SV at Comcast, & recommendations for organizations getting started with SV & SDLC acceleration  More »

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Service Virtualization for Mobile App Testing
by Wayne Ariola (Chief Strategy Officer), Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

Learn how simulated test environments promote more extensive and accurate validation—and thus more effective optimization— prior to deployment.  More »

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Service Virtualization Maturity Model
by Wayne Ariola (Chief Strategy Officer), Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

Read Parasoft's Service Virtualization Maturity Model, which helps IT organizations set realistic expectations for adopting and optimizing service virtualization.  More »

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Managing the Risks of Building and Deploying SaaS with a Development Testing Platform
by Jason Schadewald (Product Manager), Adam Trujillo (Technical Writer)

In this paper, you'll learn about the benefits, as well as the risks, associated with SaaS development.  More »

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Service Virtualization: Test Earlier, Faster, More Completely
Parasoft White Paper by Wayne Ariola (Chief Strategy Officer), Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

Test environment access constraints have become one of the greatest barriers to delivering quality software efficiently. Learn how service virtualization removes these constraints, enabling teams to test more efficiently & effectively.  More »

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Achieving MISRA C:2012 Compliance with a Development Testing Platform
by Jason Schadewald (Product Manager), Adam Trujillo (Technical Writer)

This paper covers changes in MISRA C:2012, such as directives and decidablity, and provides strategies for configuring your development testing tools to meet the challenges they present.  More »

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Development Testing Maturity Model
by Wayne Ariola (Chief Strategy Officer), Adam Trujillo (Technical Writer), Arthur Hicken (Evangelist)

Parasoft developed this open Development Testing Maturity Model to help organizations move from a tool-centric data aggregation approach to a process-based strategy, which prevents defects at the policy level.  More »

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Unit Testing Maturity Model

The Unit Testing Maturity Model details the levels of adoption from ad hoc to fully-optimized to help organizations make informed unit testing strategy decisions.  More »

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Development Testing Business Drivers: Why Development Testing Makes Sense
by Jason Schadewald (Product Manager)

Learn about the benefits driving the adoption of development testing, including details about the substantial opportunities for ROI in terms of reduced costs, reduced risks, and improved efficiency.  More »

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Service Virtualization ROI
by Wayne Ariola (Chief Strategy Officer), Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

Learn about the business drivers behind service virtualization purchase decisions, as well as the opportunities for ROI via OpEx reduction, CapEx reduction, risk reduction, and incremental top-line revenue.  More »

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Cloud/ API Testing Business Drivers
by Wayne Ariola (Chief Strategy Officer), Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

Learn about the business drivers behind API testing purchase decisions, as well as the opportunities for ROI in terms of reduced costs, reduced risks, and improved efficiency.  More »

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API Testing: Challenges and Best Practices
by Wayne Ariola (Chief Strategy Officer), Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

Learn about 4 unique challenges associated with API testing and 5 strategies for ensuring API reliability, security, and performance vs. the extreme conditions that API exposure brings.  More »

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Achieving DO-178C Compliance
by Adam Trujillo (Technical Writer), Michal Rozneau (Developer)

In this paper, you'll learn how Parasoft's Development Testing Platform can help you achieve DO-178C compliance by automating policies that specifically address the guideline.  More »

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Development Testing Platform: Integrated Quality Management
by Wayne Ariola (Chief Strategy Officer), Adam Trujillo (Technical Writer)

This paper describes the key components of the Parasoft Development Testing Platform and how they function in order to provide significant benefits and long-term cost savings.  More »

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Achieving Java Application Security with Parasoft Jtest
by Marek Kucharski (President Parasoft SA, VP of Dev), Arthur Hicken (Evangelist), Adam Trujillo (Technical Writer)

Organizations taking to the cloud must be wary distributed denial-of-service attacks (DDOS) and SQL injections (SQLi) and other cyber-attacks. In this paper, you'll learn how to build security into your Java application.  More »

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Top 5 Best Practices for Unit Testing
by Arthur Hicken (Evangelist), Adam Trujillo (Technical Writer)

Learn how to create actionable tests for the present and the future, ensure that unit testing is adopted across the team, and help the team avoid unit testing pitfalls.  More »

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Developing DO-178B/C Compliant Software for Airborne Systems
by Wayne Ariola (Chief Strategy Officer), Adam Trujillo (Technical Writer)

This paper covers software development testing guidance outlined in DO-178B/C, including, DO-178B/C background, differences between DO-178B and DO-178C, why policy-driven development testing is central to DO-178B/C compliance, and how Parsoft C/C++test helps achieve DO-178B/C compliance.  More »

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ISO 26262 Software Compliance: Achieving Functional Safety in the Automotive Industry
by Marek Kucharski (President Parasoft SA, VP of Dev), Adam Trujillo (Technical Writer)

Read this paper to learn about ISO 26262, its goals, and how to facilitate the software quality tasks for achieving ISO 26262 software compliance.  More »

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Static Analysis: The Top 10 Mistakes
Parasoft White Paper by Arthur Hicken (Evangelist), Wayne Ariola (Chief Strategy Officer), Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

See the top 10 reasons why static analysis initiatives don’t deliver real value—and get some tips for avoiding these common pitfalls.  More »

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Unit Testing Techniques for Embedded Systems Software
Parasoft White Paper by Marek Kucharski (President Parasoft SA, VP of Dev), Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

Explains how unit testing can help developers start verifying code as soon as it is completed—even if the target hardware is not yet built or available for testing—so target testing can focus on verifying the interface between the hardware and the software.  More »

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The Benefits of Policy-Driven Development
by Wayne Ariola (Chief Strategy Officer), Adam Trujillo (Technical Writer)

Policy-driven development can help businesses align software development activities with their business goals.  More »

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FDA Software Validation Compliance
by Wayne Ariola (Chief Strategy Officer), Adam Trujillo (Technical Writer), Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

Details how Parasoft supports FDA General Principles of Software Validation sections 3, 4, and 5.  More »

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Test Environment Access Report
by Wayne Ariola (Chief Strategy Officer), Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

See the results from a recent survey about the test environment access constraints that developers, testers, and performance test engineers face—and how that impacts the risk of application failures.  More »

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Integrated Error-Detection Techniques Find More Bugs in Embedded C Software
Parasoft White Paper by Marek Kucharski (President Parasoft SA, VP of Dev), Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

Demonstrates how to automate and synchronize error-detection techniques—including static code analysis, data flow analysis, unit testing, and runtime error detection—to more effectively find defects in embedded C applications.  More »

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The Case for Policy-Driven Development: Embedded Systems
by Wayne Ariola (Chief Strategy Officer), Adam Trujillo (Technical Writer)

Learn how policy-driven development can help businesses in the embedded systems space overcome the shortcomings of traditional software development.  More »

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Static Analysis Spring Cleaning
by Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer), Arthur Hicken (Evangelist)

Get 10 tips for revitalizing your existing static analysis implementation—no matter what static analysis tool you're using.  More »

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Testing EDI Messages
by Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer), Wayne Ariola (Chief Strategy Officer)

Learn how to take full advantage of a rich graphical interface when you're configuring, sending, and validating EDI-based industry-specific messages during functional and load testing.  More »

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Automated Defect Prevention for Embedded Software Quality
by VDC Research (Tech Market Research/Consulting)

This paper from VDC Research discusses the challenges organizations face and provides insight on embedded software practices that can help achieve predictable outcomes and safe functionality.  More »

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On-Demand Test Environments
by Wayne Ariola (Chief Strategy Officer), Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

Learn how service virtualization enables easy, rapid creation of the various test environments needed for QA and development—with dependencies eliminated.  More »

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Eliminate Testing Roadblocks with Service Virtualization
by Wayne Ariola (Chief Strategy Officer), Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

Testing SOA and composite applications? Learn how to exercise end-to-end transactions involving system components that are unavailable, evolving, or difficult-to-access.  More »

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Service Virtualization for Performance Testing
by Wayne Ariola (Chief Strategy Officer), Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

Learn how to rapidly access a realistic performance testing environment that enables you to run the tests you need—on your own schedule  More »

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Static Analysis Tool Evaluation Guide
by Arthur Hicken (Evangelist), Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

Follow these 6 steps to choose a static analysis tool that your team will actually use—now & in the future.  More »

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voke Parasoft Virtualize Snapshot
by Theresa Lanowitz (voke Research)

This 12-page report from voke media analyzes Parasoft's position in the Service Virtualization market.  More »

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Accelerate Parallel Development with Service Virtualization
by Wayne Ariola (Chief Strategy Officer), Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

This eBook introduces a new way to break through common dev & test roadblocks using a new technique that expands service virtualization.  More »

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The Next Generation of Test Environment Management: Service Virtualization
by Wayne Ariola (Chief Strategy Officer), Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

This eBook introduces Service Virtualization, which gives teams the freedom to exercise their composite applications in incomplete, constantly evolving, and/or difficult-to-access environments.  More »

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Static Analysis for FDA Software Validation Compliance eBook
by Wayne Ariola (Chief Strategy Officer), Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

To assist organizations that are exploring static analysis for FDA compliance, this 12-page guide describes Parasoft's static analysis capabilities in the context of FDA compliance.  More »

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Load Testing Web Services eBook
by Sergei Baranov (Software Engineer), Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

This 15-page guide provides practical tips on how to automate web services load testing as part of the SOA testing process.  More »

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Static Code Analysis Best Practices
by Adam Kolawa (CEO and co-founder), Wayne Ariola (Chief Strategy Officer), Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

Explains how static analysis (static code analysis, data flow analysis, and metrics) can help your team improve code security, reliability, performance, and maintainability—and how to get started as painlessly as possible.  More »

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Foundations of Secure Application Development
- 44 KB PDF by Arthur Hicken (Evangelist), Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

Explains why approaching security as a bug-finding exercise is risky and inefficient, and then explains how to make your web sites immune to attacks —including the SQL injections, Lizamoon mass injections & mesh injections.  More »

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Automating C/C++ Runtime Error Detection with Parasoft Insure++
by Adam Kolawa (CEO and co-founder), Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

Discusses the challenges associated with C and C++ development— including memory corruption, memory leaks, pointer errors, I/O errors, and more— and explains how Parasoft helps developers eliminate those problems.  More »

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Software Development Productivity Audit
by Marc Hamilton (Hamilton Management Consultants)

An independent audit found that Parasoft's development team is 8-15X more productive than the industry average.  More »

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Unit Testing Best Practices
by Adam Kolawa (CEO and co-founder), Wayne Ariola (Chief Strategy Officer), Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

Explains how unit testing can help your team rapidly modify code with confidence—and how to get started as painlessly as possible.  More »

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Code Review Best Practices
Parasoft White Paper by Adam Kolawa (CEO and co-founder), Wayne Ariola (Chief Strategy Officer), Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

Explains how process automation plus a focus on requirements can help your team uncover more complex defects during peer code review—without impeding project progress.  More »

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Agile Quality Practices that Save Time
by Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer), Wayne Ariola (Chief Strategy Officer)

This 12-page eBook aggregates 10 tips for ensuring that each new feature is truly "done"...and defects don't derail your Agile project.  More »

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End to End Testing & Validation
by Rami Jaamour (Software Engineering Manager), Wayne Ariola (Chief Strategy Officer), Cynthia Dunlop (Lead Technical Writer)

Demonstrates how to leverage automated end-to-end testing and application behavior virtualization to execute and validate all critical aspects of transactions directly from the test environment— even when some components are unavailable.  More »

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Understand and Optimize Code Coverage

Introduces common pitfalls and misconceptions regarding code coverage granularity, coverage criteria, coverage density, and test overlap, then it explains what you need to know to choose the best coverage metric for your goals.  More »

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Unit Testing for Java Enterprise Applications: Extend Beyond JUnit

Explains why a more comprehensive regression test suite is required for ensuring the continued functionality of Java EE apps, then covers how to build and maintain such a test suite.  More »

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Best Practices for Bulletproofing C/C++ Code

Examines several techniques that reduce the risks of errors when extending an existing code base, as well as improve the stability and quality of the project's evolving code base.  More »

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Success with Static Analysis for Security: Why Code Audits Fail
Parasoft White Paper

Explains why and how to apply static analysis tools in the context of a policy-based security process that not only prevents security vulnerabilities, but also focuses on SDLC productivity.  More »

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Integrated Error-Detection Techniques Find More Bugs in .NET Applications
Parasoft White Paper

Demonstrates how to automate and synchronize error-detection techniques—including static code analysis, data flow analysis, and unit testing—to more effectively find defects in .NET applications.  More »

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Practical Unit Testing for Embedded Systems - Part 2 of 2
- 906 KB PDF

Demonstrates how to prepare, maintain, and benefit from setting up unit tests for a simplified simulated ASR module. Learn how to achieve particular goals with unit testing (like a certain level of code coverage) and explore the safety relevance of unit testing.  More »

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Practical Unit Testing for Embedded Systems - Part 1 of 2
- 1,200 KB PDF

Demonstrates how to prepare, maintain, and benefit from setting up unit tests for a simplified simulated ASR module. Learn how using tight IDE/Test Framework integration and the test-tool-dedicated host communication channel through ULINK Pro simplifies the initial set up and extends testing capabilities.  More »

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Test Driven Development (TDD) and Unit Testing with Parasoft
Parasoft White Paper

Explains how Parasoft supports Test Driven Development with many different capabilities: both automated and assistive.  More »

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Automating .NET Development Best Practices: The Fast Track to Reliable .NET Software
Parasoft White Paper - 627 KB PDF

Introduces the best practices shown to have the greatest impact on .NET code's reliability, agility, and maintainability, then explains how automation can help your team take advantage of these best practices without disrupting or slowing your normal processes.  More »

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Extreme Geographically-Distributed Development: Tips and Tricks
Parasoft White Paper

Shares the lessons that Parasoft learned when developing a shared code base around the globe—including how to best integrate multiple source control repositories and how use automation to establish a sustainable process.  More »

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Satisfying EN 50128 Railway Software Requirements
- 1,039 KB PDF

Outlines how Parasoft C/C++test helps organizations satisfy the requirements for particular SIL levels as defined by the EN 50128 standard (for railway software).  More »

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C and C++ Data Flow Static Analysis
Parasoft White Paper

Demonstrates how Parasoft's data flow analysis for C and C++ provides automated detection of runtime errors such as memory and resource management problems, buffer overruns, thread management errors, dead code, exceptions, and security vulnerabilities  More »

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Productivity vs. Quality: Achieving Measurable Results through Proper Workflow Management
- 489 KB PDF

Explains how to achieve both productivity and quality by making quality tasks an integrated part of your daily development process.  More »

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Putting the SOA Infrastructure Together: Lessons from SOA Leaders
SOA Leaders Council Whitepaper - 117 KB PDF

SOA leaders lay out a practical approach to implementing an enterprise SOA.  More »

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Integrated Error-Detection Techniques Find More Bugs in Java Applications
Parasoft White Paper

Demonstrates how to automate and synchronize error-detection techniques—including static code analysis, data flow analysis, unit testing, and runtime error detection—to more effectively find defects in Java applications.  More »

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SOA Adopters Retrospective Report: Quality Considerations in the Primary Phase
Parasoft White Paper

Survey findings: From a quality perspective, the failure to adequately plan for and invest in SOA quality impeded organizations' ability to fully realize the expected ROI of their initial SOA initiative.  More »

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Avoiding C/C++ Dynamic Memory Problems with Parasoft Insure++
Parasoft White Paper

Discusses the challenges associated with C and C++ development— including memory corruption, memory leaks, pointer errors, I/O errors, and more— and explains how Parasoft Insure++ helps developers eliminate those problems.  More »

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Automated Defect Prevention Introduction

This booklet introduces the key concepts featured in the book Automated Defect Prevention: Best Practices in Software Development. It is designed to provide you an overview of what Automated Defect Prevention involves and how it can benefit your development team.  More »

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Parasoft Insure++: Before You Get Started
Parasoft White Paper - 158 KB PDF

Helps you understand why Insure++ reports compiler errors under certain conditions...and what to do if it reports one for your code.  More »

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Data Flow Static Analysis: Static Analysis on Steroids
Parasoft White Paper

Explains how data flow analysis can be applied to bolster both your static analysis and unit testing efforts.  More »

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The Yin and Yang of Software Development: 5 Best Practices that Allow Efficiency and Creativity to Productively Coexist
Parasoft White Paper

Explains how 5 best practices reduce the amount of avoidable waste in the software development process, enabling developers to satisfy business goals without compromising their craft.  More »

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Establishing a Continuous Process for PCI DSS Compliance
Parasoft White Paper

Details how Parasoft reduces the time and cost of PCI DSS compliance.  More »

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Increase Agile Development Productivity eBook

This 6-page Agile Project Management guide offers 4 tips for achieving greater efficiency in Agile development projects...up to 10X.  More »

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Technologies that Make Developers’ Lives Easier
Parasoft White Paper

Introduces technologies that help developers prevent & expose the most elusive errors, eliminate tedious meetings, and test incomplete systems.  More »

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Satisfying SIL Requirements: Ensure Functional Safety of E/E/PE Safety-Related Systems
Parasoft White Paper

Outlines how Parasoft addresses the requirements for achieving each SIL safety integrity level as defined by the IEC 61508 standard.  More »

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Satisfying ASIL Requirements: Ensure the Functional Safety of Automotive Software
Parasoft White Paper

Outlines how Parasoft addresses the requirements for achieving each ASIL safety integrity level as defined by the ISO/DIS 26262 standard.  More »

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Parasoft Support for IEC 62304 Medical Device Software Certification
- 1,052 KB PDF

Find out how the Parasoft Compliance Solution helps organizations adopt practices for IEC 62304 compliance in the least burdensome manner.  More »

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Agile Development Requires Agile Processes
Parasoft White Paper

Highlights how organizations can optimize their software development processes to improve quality and efficiency—even as they are rapidly evolving applications in response to constantly-changing business needs  More »

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Increase Software Development Productivity: Equations for Efficiency
Parasoft White Paper

Presents one simple equation for assessing your team’s current efficiency level, then four formulas for improving it.  More »

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Validate Section 508 and WAI WCAG Web Accessibility Compliance
Parasoft White Paper - 477 KB PDF

Explains how Parasoft facilitates compliance with Section 508 and WAI WCAG web accessibility guidelines.  More »

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Automating Regression Testing for Command-Line Applications
Parasoft White Paper

Presents a new approach to regression testing command-line applications: an approach that uses the graphical environment of Parasoft Test to fully automate the core regression testing process.  More »

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Software Development Management with Parasoft Concerto
Parasoft White Paper - 72 KB PDF

Explains how the Parasoft Concerto Software Development Management solution assists to increase productivity throughout the SDLC.  More »

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Parasoft Concerto: Providing Management Insight and Control
Parasoft White Paper

Explains how Parasoft Concerto provides management an objective assessment of the project as well as helps them optimize the three fundamental variables involved in effective software development management: functionality, deadline, and budget.  More »

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Implementing the UK Ministry of Defence Standard 00-56 (Issue 4 Publication Date 01 June 2007)
Parasoft White Paper - 475 KB PDF

This paper describes how Parasoft helps organizations comply with the UK Ministry of Defence standards document, which defines how its contractors should manage risk within their projects.  More »

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Introduction to Parasoft Tracer: A Demonstration of How to Use Tracer Technology While Extending an Existing Application
Parasoft White Paper - 1,509 KB PDF

Describes and demonstrates how a development team responsible for extending an existing application can use Jtest Tracer to verify whether the new functionality works correctly now and in the future, as the application continues to evolve.  More »

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Reducing the Risks of 64-bit Application Porting With Parasoft C++test and Parasoft Insure++
Parasoft White Paper

Introduces the potential problems that could occur when you port applications to 64-bit processors and describes a practical strategy for preventing them.  More »

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How and Why to buy a Runtime Debugger
Parasoft White Paper

Explains why to buy a runtime debugger and what questions to ask as you are selecting one.  More »

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C++ Defensive Programming: Firewalls and Debugging Information
Parasoft White Paper

Presents two proactive programming techniques that assist in producing more robust code with minimal overhead in both programmer effort and runtime performance.  More »

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