Continuous Testing in DevOps

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Continuous Testing

Accelerate delivery by removing the testing bottlenecks from your DevOps pipeline

Continuous testing enables applications to be continuously validated as part of the software delivery pipeline so they can be rapidly deployed to market with confidence. Parasoft’s solution for continuous testing gives you the confidence you need to develop and deliver your critical applications by providing continuous feedback about the real-time health of your projects.

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Get full control of your continuous testing ecosystem

Get full control of your continuous testing ecosystem

Instead of building a physical continuous testing ecosystem through scripts, Parasoft provides an easy way to diagram exactly how your test environment should be constructed during each continuous test execution, combining both physical and virtual system dependencies to give you complete control of the test environment. This easy-to-understand interface helps organizations put all the right pieces in place for their orchestrated test environment: test cases, test data, virtual services, etc., to achieve reliable test executions in predictable test environments.

Get critical feedback to accelerate your DevOps pipeline

Get critical feedback to accelerate your DevOps pipeline

Parasoft’s centralized reporting dashboard contains all of the analytics and the reporting framework you need to make sense of your test results. The most critical piece of continuous testing is getting immediate feedback, so Parasoft analyzes test results quickly and efficiently so users can get as much information as possible, as soon as possible. Parasoft is the only solution on the market that aggregates data from across all disciplines, from static analysis and unit testing, all the way to functional and non-functional testing. All of this information is brought together in highly-interactive dashboards that seamlessly integrate into your CI/CD pipeline.

Achieve efficiency in continuous testing by using advanced analytics to pinpoint what needs to be tested

Achieve efficiency in continuous testing by using advanced analytics to pinpoint what needs to be tested

Parasoft goes beyond simple test automation and basic dashboards, by providing meaningful ways to understand what to do with the information presented in them. Parasoft’s test impact analysis technology helps users quickly pinpoint which test cases to execute when code changes occur, as well as understand which areas of the codebase haven’t been tested. With Smart Test Execution leveraging test impact analysis, you can focus on executing just the right things at the right time, to make the most out of your continuous testing strategy.

Parasoft's Complete Solution for Continuous Testing

By continuously testing your application as it moves down the delivery pipeline, you get instant visibility into any potential risks of failure introduced in the development process. Continuous testing provides the bridge between development and operations, and Parasoft’s solutions for continuous testing enable teams to maximize their collaboration, identify defects earlier in the software delivery process, reduce risks, and deliver high-quality software with confidence.

Rapid test creation is an essential step for continuous testing because the faster you can build your tests, the faster you can get feedback. Parasoft helps teams rapidly create tests at every layer of the testing pyramid, from code level unit tests to automated functional API tests and UI tests with Selenium. Building a complete, automated test suite provides teams with immediate feedback to identify regressions early in the cycle.

Parasoft helps users optimize their testing strategy by creating a focused library of tests that comprehensively cover the full application with minimal overlap, for a better understanding of real risks.

For meaningful test creation, Parasoft provides AI-powered test creation tools, including:

  • Parasoft Jtest, for creating unit tests.
  • Parasoft SOAtest, for building API tests that are already connected together into dynamic scenarios, that reduce the effort required to efficiently test your APIs.
  • Parasoft Selenic, for creating Selenium test scripts for your UIs that use the Page Object Model, to reduce the upfront cost of Selenium test creation and get you going faster.

The shorter iterations introduced by agile development processes demand rapid testing and adapting to the continuous changes in your application, from small elements changing to entirely new resources being added. 

Parasoft SOAtest’s Change Advisor makes testing more maintainable by automatically identifying when API changes have occurred and providing a remediation path forward. This unique capability enables users to automatically reconfigure a large body of tests when change occurs, making tests easier to maintain when things change.

Parasoft Selenic’s AI-powered locator recommendations and self-healing reduce the complexity of test maintenance. With a simple one-line change to your existing Selenium test execution, you can immediately understand if your UI tests are failing due to changes in the application’s UI and how to fix them, ensuring that your tests do not unnecessarily break the build during your nightly CI/CD execution.

Continuous testing is more than just test automation, in which you run your tests automatically, usually nightly. Continuous testing is ongoing, meaning that when you check in code, you can immediately run your test cases. In order to guarantee that all of your test environments are available and stable at the moment you are ready to execute your tests, organizations can leverage service virtualization.

Parasoft Virtualize enables users to simulate dependent services, and all of the data required for the test environment, and use an interactive diagramming tool to rapidly deploy these test environments. This capability leads to greater consistency of test results and less wasted effort from unstable test environments.

Imperative for any continuous testing initiative is the integration of functional testing into the software delivery pipeline and DevOps toolchain. Parasoft’s award-winning DevOps solution provides an open and interoperable platform for API test creation and execution, so users can connect to many tools in the toolchain and take meaningful actions, from creation to execution to results retrieval.

To take action from continuous feedback, Parasoft helps you answer the most important questions: How complete is my testing? Where are my quality and security risks? Where do I need to focus? What needs to be done to address the critical risks?

Parasoft provides the analytics you need to process all of the information from your various testing activities (static analysis, unit/functional/manual testing, code coverage, and code reviews), so you can receive the most meaningful feedback possible. By integrating all of this data into your Continuous Integration (CI) / Continuous Delivery (CD) pipeline, and other systems of record (i.e. JIRA), benefit from critical feedback at each stage of the process.

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Benefit from the Parasoft Approach

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

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Parasoft SOAtest has allowed us to implement an automated and repeatable testing process with the breadth of coverage needed to ensure every release is stable, meets requirements, and prevents critical errors from reaching production.

- Sabre Holdings

Why Parasoft?

Parasoft was designed for continuous testing. Even the most complex unit, API, UI, or end-to-end test case can be run with a simplified command-line execution or programmatically via an open API call. Using Parasoft SOAtest’s seamless integration with service virtualization, automated tests can be decoupled from their dependencies and executed continuously, making it easier to integrate test execution into CI platforms and eliminating the need to build scripts to execute test cases dynamically and continuously.