Foreword by Burt Klein
Chapter 1. Introduction Service Virtualization Briefly Defined Key Practices Enabled by SV Shift-Left Infrastructure Availability Performance Readiness Test Scenario Management Navigating This Book
Chapter 2. The Business Imperative: Innovate or Die Consumers Have No Mercy Business Demands Agile Software Delivery Increased Change and Complexity for IT Simulation Is Not Just for Other Industries
Chapter 3. How We Got Here From Monolithic to Composite Apps Today's Complex Service Environments From Waterfall to Agile Development
Chapter 4. Constraints: The Enemy of Agility Unavailable Systems and Environments Conflicting Delivery Schedules Data Management and Volatility Third Party Costs and Control
Chapter 5. What is Service Virtualization? The Opposite of Server Virtualization Creation of a Virtual Service Maintaining Virtual Services What Kinds of Things You Can virtualize Virtual Service Environments (VSEs)
Chapter 6. Where to Start with SV? Pick a Hairy Problem Identify Stakeholders Set Real Value Goals for Releases Avoid Inappropriate Technologies
Chapter 7. Capabilities of Service Virtualization Technology Live-Like Development Environment Automation Eliminates Manual Stubbing and Maintenance Enables Parallel Dev and Test No more Availability Problem Platform-Neutrality
Chapter 8. Best Practice 1: Shift-Left Reducing Wait Time Early Component and System Testing Define SV from Capture Define Incomplete SV from Requirements Expected Results Customer Example
Chapter 9. Best Practice 2: Infrastructure Availability Finding Over-Utilized Resources Virtualizing Mainframes Avoiding Big IT Outlays Expected Results Customer Example
Chapter 10. Best Practice 3: Performance Readiness Virtualizing Performance Environments Informing Performance from Production Expected Results Customer Example
Chapter 11. Best Practice 4: Test Scenario Management Managing Big Data Shielding Teams from Volatility Massively Parallel Regression Testing Expected Results Customer Example
Chapter 12. Rolling out Service Virtualization Who Pays for Service Virtualization? Overcoming Organizational Challenges Who Manages a VSE? Should I Have More Than One? Key Skills and Roles in a Virtual IT World
Chapter 13. Service Virtualization in the DevTest Cloud Constraints of Cloud Dev and Test Achieving Elastic Cloud Environments
Chapter 14. Assessing the Value Key Metrics for Success Areas for Improvement
Chapter 15. Conclusion The Industrialized Software Supply Chain Innovate and Thrive What's Next for SV?
Glossary About the Authors
Über den Autor
John Michelsen is the chief technology officer and cofounder of ITKO/Ca Technologies. Before forming ITKO, he was director of development at Trilogy Inc. He is the chief architect of the LISA service virtualization and automated validation platform and a leading industry advocate and consultant for lifecycle optimization of enterprise applications. His clients include Xerox, Cendant Financial, Microsoft, American Airlines, Union Pacific, Raima, Sabre, and Nielsen Market Research. Michelsen holds numerous patents in such areas as service-oriented architectures, object-oriented database management systems, middleware, model-driven architectures, and cloud. He presents regularly at IT and software development events, including SOA World, Infoworld SOA Summit, STAReast, Better Software, IBM Impact, SD West, TUCON, SoftwareAG Integration World, Cloud Computing Summit, TD Summit, and Software Test & Performance. Michelsen contributes frequently to IT publications, such as Virtualization Journal, SD Times, Software Test & Performance, SIGNAL DoD Monthly, Dr. Dobb s, and Software Development.
Foreword by Burt Klein
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. The Business Imperative: Innovate or Die
Chapter 3. How We Got Here
Chapter 4. Constraints: The Enemy of Agility
Chapter 5. What is Service Virtualization?
Chapter 6. Where to Start with SV?
Chapter 7. Capabilities of Service Virtualization Technology
Chapter 8. Best Practice #1: Shift-Left
Chapter 9. Best Practice #2: Infrastructure Availability
Chapter 10. Best Practice #3: Performance Readiness
Chapter 11. Best Practice #4: Test Scenario Management
Chapter 12. Rolling out Service Virtualization
Chapter 13. Service Virtualization in the DevTest Cloud
Chapter 14. Assessing the Value
Chapter 15. Conclusion
About the Authors
Software drives innovation and success in today's business world. Yet critical software projects consistently come in late, defective, and way over budget. So what's the problem?
Get ready for a shock, because the answer to the problem is to avoid reality altogether. A new IT practice and technology called Service Virtualization (SV) is industrializing the process of simulating everything in our software development and test environments. Service Virtualization is a method to emulate the behavior of components in heterogeneous applications such as "Service-Oriented Architectures" (SOA). Yes, fake systems are even better than the real thing for most of the design and development lifecycle, and SV is already making a huge impact at some of the world's biggest companies.
Service Virtualization: Reality Is Overrated is the first book to present this powerful new method for simulating the behavior, data, and responsiveness of specific components in complex applications. By faking out dependency constraints, SV delivers dramatic improvements in speed, cost, performance, and agility to the development of enterprise application software.
Writing for executive and technical readers alike, SV inventor John Michelsen and Jason English capture lessons learned from the first five years of applying this game-changing practice in real customer environments. Other industries-from aviation to medicine-already understand the power of simulation to solve real-world constraints and deliver new products to market better, faster, and cheaper. Now it's time to apply the same thinking to our software.
For more information, see servicevirtualization.com.