Tricentis Tosca Service Virtualization
Tricentis dramatically accelerates software delivery by taking a new and fundamentally different approach to software testing . Tricentis solutions are totally automated, fully codeless, and intelligently driven by AI. By addressing the needs of Agile development and complex enterprise apps, Tricentis increases software delivery speed, reduces costs, accelerates cloud migration, and improves the quality of each iteration.
Tricentis Tosca’sService Virtualization (SV) enables you to simulate the behavior of dependent systems, components and services that might be unavailable, costly to deploy or not yet built. This removes one of the major sources of testing delays, enabling automated tests to run at any time. With Tosca’s SV, you drastically accelerate your end-to-end testing, while reducing testing costs, and catching 60-90% more defects in the development lifecycle.
Tosca SV works by recording messages exchanged between software being tested and its constrained dependencies, automatically learning the expected interactions by “listening in” on these messages. Its model-based approach enables users with limited expertise to quickly create and run reliable virtualized environments for more than 100 technologies and protocols.
Tosca SV automatically flags messages that are improperly formed or sent in the incorrect order, eliminating the need to manually check thousands or millions of messages.
Along with Tosca SV, Tricentis offers a suite of testing solutions from unified test management, end-to-end testing, data integrity testing, app-native testing, performance and load testing, including smart impact analysis. It even supports every flavor and type of testing from black box testing, white box testing, exploratory testing, regression testing and chaos engineering.
What is service virtualization?
In software testing, service virtualization is a technique that simulates the behavior of other components on which an application is dependent, but which are unavailable, difficult to access or too expensive to use in testing. By simulating the behavior of a variety of components, service virtualization allows testers to test software in an environment that is almost identical to a production environment.
What’s the difference between service virtualization and stubs?
Stubs, or stubbing, offers another approach to testing when an application’s dependencies are not accessible. Stubs are typically fake applications that imitate the specific behavioral response of real-life software. They’re content specific and provide simulation at the class level. In contrast, service virtualization simulates a larger spectrum of behavior.
What are the benefits of service virtualization?
Service virtualization allows testers to move forward whenever software is ready for testing, regardless of whether the other components that an application depends on are available at the same time. As a result, testing can be accelerated to keep pace with aggressive development timelines. Testing can also take place earlier in the software development lifecycle, allowing developers to address issues when it’s faster, more convenient, and less costly to do so.