STARWEST 2017 Concurrent Session : Service Virtualization: What, Who, When, and How

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 1:45pm to 2:45pm

Service Virtualization: What, Who, When, and How

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Service virtualization provides many benefits for both development and test teams. For testers, service virtualization empowers them to work in parallel with their development counterparts and take control of their own schedules. They no longer have to wait for development to complete their work or to get access to a restricted system such as a mainframe or a third party API. Test teams can get the basic details from dev and/or use a sample request and response pair to create a virtual service themselves. With no need to wait on others to start testing, testing can start at iteration one freeing up more time for exploratory, integration, and performance testing. With service virtualization, developers spend less time creating mocks and stubs, and more time developing and completing unit tests. The virtual services they create can be shared for additional testing, ultimately saving everybody time and effort. Join Kenneth Merkel and take the first step in adopting virtual services by learning more about what you can virtualize, how the services get created, common use cases, and adoption benefits.

CA Technologies

Kenneth Merkel’s twenty-two year IT career has covered development, test, and operations. From developing in the telecommunications industry to helping customers with development platforms, testing frameworks, and operations platforms for monitoring applications, Kenneth has spanned the entire SDLC. For the past seven years Kenneth has focused on service virtualization at both iTKO and now CA following the acquisition. Kenneth has been addressing customers in multiple industries about the need for service virtualization, which he views as the cornerstone for continuous delivery and continuous testing. Kenneth enjoys spending time with his wife and four-year-old daughter—with an occasional round of golf thrown in.