SmartBear Presents on When, Why, and How to Mock, Stub, or Virtualize at STAREAST 2023

Senior Solutions Engineer Corey Vernon discusses shifting left and building realistic virtual services at STAREAST, April 30 – May 5, 2023, in Orlando, Florida
SOMERVILLE, Mass. — May 01, 2023 —

Corey Vernon, Senior Solutions Engineer at SmartBear, a leading provider of software development and visibility tools, is presenting, “Mock, Stub, or Virtualize… Let’s Shift Left,” at STAREAST, taking place in Orlando, Florida and virtually on Sunday, April 30 – Friday, May 5, 2023. STAREAST is the leading conference for software testing and quality. 

WHAT: Corey Vernon is presenting, “Mock, Stub, or Virtualize… Let’s Shift Left,” at STAREAST 2023 

WHEN: Thursday, May 4, 2023, at 9:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. ET 


Today, we must integrate our product with every system, component, and operating system under the sun. Unfortunately, it might not be desirable or even possible to access those systems during development. Security, performance, or maintenance issues could make them unavailable. Teams are having dependencies on services owned by other groups which are not accessible, which halts development. This is when we mock, stub, or virtualize. 

Cory shares how to shift left and start building realistic virtual services, how to enable parallel development and test, and to delete dependencies. He talks about what mocking is, and how it supports different stages of the software development lifecycle. He also discusses what are the common use cases for mocking, how it benefits your workflow, and more. 

Corey is Senior Solutions Engineer at SmartBear, specializing in end-to-end software testing and automation. Building and testing software from different companies using many technologies has provided him a unique view into the insights of the software development lifecycle.  

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