Managing change across development and testing

Managing Change

Parasoft provides unique and innovative solutions to help organizations manage the constant, ongoing change that occurs during the software development process.

For developers, Parasoft provides tools to mitigate the risks of code change in the context of code-level static analysis and unit testing, to make testing more efficient and focused. For testers, Parasoft provides quick-action tooling to help users manage the changes to test suites that are inevitable during rapid dev-test cycles (e.g. due to constantly-changing APIs). By leveraging advanced techniques and technologies, such as test impact analysis, change impact analysis, AI, and machine learning, Parasoft tools help users intelligently tackle the risks of change.

Address Today's Modern Software Development Challenges

Understand the impact and risk of changes

Understand the impact and risk of changes

Rapid code changes and release cycles introduce risk into the code that can be exposed externally without time to re-certify. By aggregating quality data from across your software development pipeline and correlating it to the changes in the underlying code base, Parasoft is able to focus teams on the risky parts of the code based and present a path forward to understand that risk.

Reduce the amount of testing required to mitigate your business risk

Reduce the amount of testing required to mitigate your business risk

By focusing on only the code that has changed, software teams can focus on just the right amount of testing – not too little or too much. Parasoft’s tools automatically identify the code and APIs that need new tests to be created or re-tested, and those tests can be executed automatically. Instantaneous feedback, post-testing, provides for rapid updates and turnaround.

Reduce costs

Reduce the cost of maintaining tests

As your test suites grow to cover your expanding functionality, the tests themselves can become a maintenance burden on teams, as they need to be fixed and updated over time. Parasoft automatically locates exactly which tests need to be updated, so teams can focus strictly on a specific subset of tests each cycle. 

Parasoft Solutions for Managing Ongoing Change

While introducing new features or fixing defects, developers can unintentionally impact existing functionality or uncover previously-hidden defects, so it’s important to test and review all of the code and tests potentially impacted by new code changes. Manually reviewing the impact of these changes and re-running a full regression every sprint is impractical, so Parasoft provides tools and analytics to give teams the ability to quickly identify and address risks of new changes, as well as maintain and optimize the existing test suite.

Building a testing strategy around the validation of these changes helps Parasoft users catch problems earlier, reduce the probability of late-cycle delays, and release high-quality software sooner.

Parasoft’s sophisticated reporting and analytics system collects granular data from every testing practice, recording not just pass/fail information but also the coverage impact of each test on the codebase. As code is changed, the impact is clearly visible on the underlying codebase, highlighting tests that now fail, code that is now untested, or reliability defects and security vulnerabilities that have been introduced.

By raising this information in various degrees of detail, developers and testers quickly identify what needs to be done to address the risks before moving to the next iteration.

Parasoft’s comple software testing solution collects test coverage data for each test run, automated or manual, and aggregates the data on a per-build basis to provide a complete view of code coverage. The Process Intelligence Engine (PIE) then correlates this data with changes in the underlying codebase to provide a prioritized test plan that helps teams optimize test execution with a risk-based approach to testing.

Parasoft users can efficiently understand and prioritize static analysis results, by highlighting areas of the code that appear more risky than others. In addition to areas of code that have been changed, risk might be present in the form of highly-complex code, an unusually high number of coding standard violations, or a high number of reported static analysis warnings. These areas of code are automatically pinpointed to see if they require additional test coverage or even refactoring.

Instantaneous feedback, directly in the developer’s working environment, is key to high-quality software development at speed. Parasoft Jtest’s IDE plugin (for Eclipse & IntelliJ) enables developers to execute code analysis in the background while they work, providing immediate feedback on the quality of the code being developed, and then identifying the specific tests that need to be re-executed based on the changes they are making to the existing code base (all directly within the IDE), ensuring that they reduce the risk of new code changes before committing into the build.

When API testing, Parasoft SOAtest helps users identify how frequent changes to a service definition (e.g., renamed operations, added elements or types) impact the messages that messaging tools send. Users can leverage the power of AI to automatically analyze and compare the service definition that was originally used to construct the tools’ messages vs. either the live version of that same service definition or a different service definition.

The result of this analysis helps users assess the scope and nature of changes that will be required to update tests. Once a change template has been defined that determines how the new service maps to the previous one, it can be applied to automatically update the tests, individually or in bulk.

Managing Change

Benefit from the Parasoft Approach

Reduce the cost of developing high-quality software, without sacrificing time-to-market.

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Why Parasoft?

Unlike any other tool vendor, Parasoft provides tools and analytics to give teams the ability to quickly identify and address risks of new changes, as well as maintain and optimize the existing test suite.

Building a testing strategy around the validation of these changes helps Parasoft users catch problems earlier, reduce the probability of late-cycle delays, and release high-quality software sooner.