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Release Announcement

Release Date: 09/24/2018

Release Announcement for v10.4 

CA Service Virtualization v10.4 now GA!

We are pleased to announce the General Availability of CA Application Test and CA Service Virtualization versions 10.4. Three key items being released in this version are a new Jenkins Plugin, Open API 3.0 Support, Apache Kafka and other product enhancements.

 

Jenkins Plugin: A new Jenkins plugin lets you manage virtual services and provision tests from your Jenkins UI.  The Jenkins plug-in is compatible with CA Service Virtualization version 10.3 and greater.

         Learn more: Using Jenkins Plugin for CA Service Virtualization

 

 

CA Service Virtualization Jenkins Plugin

 

OpenAPI 3.0 Support: The OpenAPI 3.0 specifications are supported when creating virtual services and tests.

 

Apache Kafka: The Apache Kafka Transport Protocol supports the ability to create tests and virtual services.

         More on Apache Kafka.

 

Virtual Service Catalog Enhancements: Improvements to the Virtual Service Catalog include the ability to run the virtual service catalog as a service and the ability to view the response header details of a virtual service.

         Learn more from this short video: Using Virtual Service Catalog

 

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Identity and Access Manager Component: The Identity and Access Manager feature is now managing user creation, role creation, and component authentication for all of DevTest.

Important: Please check out our documentation to prepare for upgrading to this new component.

 

Enterprise Dashboard Authentication: Users are now required to login to view and use content in the Enterprise Dashboard.

 

Collection of Customer Experience Data: The telemetry feature is designed to help improve our product experience. Telemetry can be enabled directly from the DevTest installer to share product version and operating system information with CA.

         Learn More: Telemetry

A comprehensive list of the new and enhanced features can be found in the 10.4 Release Notes.

 

 

Before installing or upgrading to 10.4, you need to request a new license file (devtestlic.xml). Here’s how:

  • Step 1: Have a name and contact email address where the new license file will be sent.
  • Step 2: Contact the Customer Assistance Team for a new license. The process for contacting them can be found here.
  • Step 3: The team will create a new license file and send it to the email address you provide.

 

Once you have the new license file, you can download 10.4 directly from the Download Management section of the CA Support Site.

 

To prepare to upgrade to 10.4, please review our documentation.

We are proud to announce the new Jenkins plug-in for CA Service Virtualization available as of August 2018 and can be downloaded directly from the Jenkins Plugins Index [https://plugins.jenkins.io/ca-service-virtualization]

 

This new plug-in allows CA Service Virtualization users to integrate directly with Jenkins. This Jenkins plug-in offers out-of-the-box ready-built steps that may be used to trigger actions directly in CA Service Virtualization (Version 10.3 and above), including:

  • Deploy virtual Services
  • Deploy test cases or test suites
  • Start, Stop or un-deploy virtual services
  • Display test result report as part of the completed Jenkins Build Report.

 

Using the Jenkins plug-in helps automate and control CA Service Virtualization directly from Jenkins without the need to manually call any HTTP API. Jenkins plug-in for CA Service Virtualization provides a simple UI screens to define all of the necessary attributes to perform particular actions in CA Service Virtualization.

 

This tight integration allows users to easily create automation flows to check-out artifacts from repository, deploy them, run them and act upon the results. This flow  brings CA Service Virtualization even closer to the Continuous Integration or Continuous Delivery flows built using what is now nearly an industry standard in Jenkins Automation.

 

In addition, Jenkins plug-in for CA Service Virtualization fully supports Jenkins Pipeline support with domain specific commands that can be used directly in Jenkins Pipeline scripts - there is no longer the need to script manual HTTP request and response handling in order to trigger actions on remote CA Service Virtualization systems.

 

Here is a quick overview video so you can see some of the functionality we are launching today. You can also replay the community webcast on the use of CA Service Virtualization Jenkins Plugin - here.

 

If you would like to read more about Jenkins Plug-in for CA Service Virtualization you can check out our DocOps page here [Using Jenkins Plugin for CA Service Virtualization]

 

In order to download your own Jenkins Plug-in for CA Service Virtualization visit the Jenkins Plugin Index page here [https://plugins.jenkins.io/ca-service-virtualization]

 

If you have any questions or comments on the Plug-in for CA Service Virtualization make sure to tag your comment/suggestion with the appropriate “CA Service Virtualization Jenkins Plugin” tag on your CA DevTest Community post.

 

Go ahead and build great things continuously together with CA Service Virtualization and Jenkins. And don’t forget to let us know what you think here on our community.

Today, we are excited to announce a new and lightweight way to define virtual services and achieve even faster time to value. We’re calling it CodeSV and it’s built to look just like a typical developer interface or IDE.  There is no need to learn a new tool because it works exactly as any software engineer would expect.

 

Here are some of the benefits for using CodeSV:

 

  • Simple - The simple, fluent, Java-based interface (API) lets developers virtualize HTTP traffic in just a few minutes. By using CodeSV, you or your team no longer need to spend unnecessary time configuring endpoints. Endpoints are auto-generated. “In-process virtualization” (IPV) artifacts are created on the fly, saving time and avoiding the annoyance of doing it manually.
  • Versatile - Request/Response (RR) pairs can be imported and exported so that virtual assets can be reused and even shared across teams. This eliminates the need to create new assets from scratch and, again, accelerating the time to test.
  • For Developers - CodeSV has been built by developers for developers. It supports virtualizing both REST and SOAP services. So, we’ve got your web service virtualization covered.

 

Built off the experience of a decade’s worth of virtualizations and testing, CA Service Virtualization is now optimized for your desktop. At its core, CodeSV is a lightweight yet powerful tool that brings real value through its simplicity, automation, and sharing features.

 

Best of all, CodeSV is a free tool you can download today from GitHub.

 

Support for SV as Code is provided as a Community effort and can be found under CodeSV Category on the DevTest CA Community. http://cainc.to/CodeSV-Support 


  

 If you ever need help with anything, here is the place for you. Here are simple steps to post questions to the community and stay informed:

 

  • Search Existing Content: Just type your question in the top box.

 

 

  • To start a new question, simply “Ask my Question. Enter the question, please feel free to attach documents if you think it’ll help.


  •  Before you finish posting, please make sure to tag (#CodeSV) your question. And most Important select CodeSV at the question’s category.

 

If you want to track all information tagged and categorized as CodeSV, you can simply select the Content Category File on the left panel. And if you want to stay constantly informed of the latest postings related to CodeSV, you can create a RSS Feed.

 

Enjoy CodeSV! And drop by our community to let us know what you think of the tool… 

 

Download today from www.codeSV.io page.

 

Service Virtualization Peeps, if you missed CA World 2015, make sure to not miss our rehash of our Continuous Delivery TechTalk content.

 

We will be having a series of webinars in the coming weeks to present the same content we presented in Las Vegas last November for CA World 2015.

 

So don’t miss the great info, the second time around…

 

Coming up Tuesday February 9 at 2:30 PM ET we have a webinar to showcase how some of you (our customers) have used Docker within their continuous delivery process to more easily deploy CA Service Virtualization or CA Application Test to a Platform-as-a-Service, like Azure or AWS.

 

Make sure to register here: http://bit.ly/SV-Docker-Webinar

The New Year is almost here, so let’s begin this list of 16 New Years Resolutions for 2016 with this Holydoozy… “I Will Remove Constraints from My Application Development and Testing Process”.

 

Truth is, a DevOps Transformation doesn’t happen in organizations unless they enable their Developers and Testers to build applications without waiting for others. Constraints to the application development cycle like waiting for others code, unavailable systems, high-cost 3rd-party services and inaccurate test environments can completely slow down and add high defect costs to your projects.

 

Now with CA Service Virtualization on Demand, on the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, you can get the power of CA SV when and where you need it. Launched at CA World 2015, CA Service Virtualization on Demand represents a significant innovation milestone for CA and the very first fully consumptive Service Virtualization marketplace offering with one of the world’s largest cloud providers.  

 

Service Virtualization on Demand is the first service virtualization solution certified by Microsoft for Azure and will enable developers to quickly simulate environments for testing of traditional and cloud-based applications and provide the agility needed to bring applications to market faster. This limited launch is focused in the US, with global roll-out coming soon.

 

CA Service Virtualization on Demand for Azure give testers and developers, at companies of all sizes, a cost-effective way to leverage the benefits of service virtualization. When needed, users can access CA Service Virtualization on Demand, via the Azure Marketplace portal, with an hourly charge of $6.85, in addition to any Azure infrastructure charges.

 

Customers new to Azure have the ability to try both Azure and Service Virtualization on Demand for FREE for the first 30 days. This, in addition to the Service Virtualization for Developers (link) is a great way for future developers to try before they invest in the Service Virtualization Enterprise version. Visit http://bit.ly/SVonDemand-Azure for details.

 

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By using CA Service Virtualization, customers realize the benefit of “Shift-Left” across the entire Application Development Lifecycle, typically reporting a 25-50% reduction in the overall application development timeline. Customers also report that 60-90% more defects are detected at least one step earlier in the SDLC, reducing the cost of defect remediation and risk to the business and release schedule.

As part of this launch we had several activities delivered during and post CA World, including:

  • Keynote panel with Otto Berkes CTO, CA Technologies by Steve “Guggs” Guggenhimer, Corporate VP and Chief Evangelist at Microsoft (Opening session on 11/19/2015)  and MSFT CAW World Sponsorship.

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  • Microsoft and CA session on Service Virtualization on Demand in Theater 3 with Stefana Muller (CA) and Giovanni Marchetti (Deck Link)

 

  • Dedicated Demo station for Service Virtualization on Demand (on Azure)

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  • TechTalk Session in DevOps Theater 3. Deck Link

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  • DevOps focused press release during CA World will have Service Virtualization on Demand on Azure. (PR Link)

 

Are you ready to take on this New Years Resolution?

If so, join us on January 12, 2016 for the joint Microsoft Azure and CA Technologies webinar that will present the ins and outs of Service Virtualization on Demand. For more information, register here [Link].

 

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2016 DevTest New Years Resolutions

  1. Remove Constraints by Trying Out Service Virtualization on Demand
  2. Accelerate My Continuous Delivery Tool Chain with Docker

Any of you that have been dealing with Service Virtualization for some time may well know Voke and Theresa Lanowitz. She was instrumental as being the first analyst to recognize Service Virtualization as a stand alone segment and reported on Service Virtualization ROI in 2012.

Well, CA is now co-sponsoring the updated edition of this survey for 2014. We really need your help in completing as many responses for this important survey.

 

Do you remember when you were first looking into Service Virtualization...? And you wanted to know what value did this "seems-like-magic-thing" bring to other users? And what value it could bring your own organization...?

 

Yea! Remember those "non-believer" days!!!

 

Well it's your chance to help shed some light on your SV successes, and how we've all progressed in our use of Service Virtualization as a software segment.

 

A few points you may be wondering about the survey:

  • What's the survey like? It's a combination of multiple choice and optional short answer questions.
  • What's the survey cover? The survey focus areas of the survey include: Dev./Test challenges and constraints, Use of Service Virtualization, Benefits/Features, Productivity and ROI.
  • Will the survey share my information? No your information, like all data captured is confidential. Data will be tabulated, aggregated and analyzed, no names/company information will be used.  
  • When does the survey end? Survey closes on October 13. And preliminary results will be presented at CA World 2014.
  • What's in it for me? If contributing for the betterment of the industry isn't good enough for you, you will get a free copy of the report once it's done.
  • How do I start this survey? Just start right here, right now... https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FYCH26H

 

Time is running out! Please contribute to voke's Service Virtualization ROI survey. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FYCH26H

 

Thank you very much in advance for your contribution to this very important industry wide survey.