Service Virtualization - Reality is Overrated
John Michelsen, Jason English
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. 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.
About the author
John Michelsen is the chief technology officer of CA Technologies and cofounder of ITKO, now part of 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.
Jason English is vice president of marketing communications at ITKO/CA Technologies. He was previously an executive producer at i2 Technologies and an information architect for such Fortune 500 clients as HP, IBM, EDS, Delphi, TaylorMade, Sun, Realm, Adaptec, Motorola, and Sprint. He has designed and scored computer games and produced conventional advertising and television commercials. English contributes to many IT publications and presents at IT and software development events, including iqnite Australia, STARwest, BEAworld, Java Developer Summit, and Retail Supply Chain Forum.