Software teams today are working in concert on highly dependent systems, pushing code to production rapidly - reducing timelines from weeks or months to just hours or days. Complicating this is the complexity of modern software which makes automated testing highly dependent on unavailable or difficult-to-access services. To prevent these unavailable dependencies from slowing testing, service virtualization aims to simulate their use in our system for 100% availability and configuration.
Service virtualization can all but remove that bottleneck and allow full-system testing almost immediately. By putting virtualization into the hands of everyone, we can quickly mirror API definitions, unavailable internal services, or expensive third-party APIs.
Have tight windows of availability when testing your application end-to-end? Remove dependencies on highly brittle systems or important production data with virtualization.
Applications and services today are built on third-party APIs and dependencies. It can difficult to access data of third-party services to test failure states, edge-cases, and other scenarios.
APIs are often rate limited or expensive to call during test runs - regression testing can start racking up serious capital expenses. Virtualization eliminates that cost.
Load testing third-party or critical APIs are often an impossibility due to risk of DDOS, capital costs, reduced performance in production, and hard to replicate scenarios.
Agile shops are constantly pushing the boundaries on the speed of development and innovation, deploying code into the wild at a rapid pace. Service virtualization can help boost your teams pace of innovation by removing the dependencies that slow agile software teams down.
ReadyAPI can virtualize downstream applications and services, ensuring your team can develop or test on internal or external applications with absolutely zero limitations.