Tricentis Service Virtualization simulates the behavior of dependent systems that are difficult to access or configure for testing. This removes the single biggest barrier to Continuous Testing: access to a complete test environment with all dependent systems configured with the appropriate configuration, functionality and test data.
What Is Service Virtualization?
Service Virtualization is a simulation technology that lets you automatically execute tests even when the Application Under Test’s dependent system components cannot be properly accessed or configured for testing. By simulating these dependencies, you can ensure that your tests will encounter the appropriate dependency behavior and data each and every time that they execute.
Service virtualization is commonly used when tests need to interact with dependent system components that are:
- Unreliable, evolving, or not yet completed
- Beyond your scope of control
- Not readily available for testing
- Challenging to provision/configure for testing
- Not feasible to use for automated regression testing
Benefits of Tricentis Service Virtualization
Tricentis Service Virtualization Features
Automated Message Validation
Complex business processes often involve thousands, if not millions, of messages. Manually checking these messages is simply not feasible. OSV can automatically flag messages that are improperly formed or sent in the incorrect order.
Test-Driven Service Virtualization
In theory, service virtualization is all about removing constraints for software testing. In reality, many testers have found that service virtualization falls short of its promise to end delays and provide direct, easy control over the test environment—especially for stateful tests interacting with multiple dependencies. As a result, service virtualization fails to take hold in the organization.
Tricentis provides “test-driven service virtualization”: a new approach to service virtualization that places the tester at the center of service virtualization asset creation and management. Test-driven service virtualization focuses on helping you rapidly simulate the exact behavior you need for a test.
Tricentis Tosca’s test-driven service virtualization makes it simple for testers to create and manage service virtualization scenarios. You can leverage the same business view developed during API testing to create and manage service virtualization scenarios. This allows service virtualization scenarios to be maintained by the broader team.
Supported Technologies for Service Virtualization
AMQP (Advanced Message Queueing Protocol)
OData Standard Protocol
Windows File System Folders
ESBs & Gateways
CICS Mainframe Gateways