Web Services SIG: Testing Web Services & SOA



  • The Monthly Meeting of the Web Services SIG

    Service-Oriented Architectures (SOA) have gained much attention recently as a unifying technical architecture that can be concretely embodied with Web service technologies. SOA is a design model deeply rooted in the concept of encapsulating application logic within services that interact via a common communications framework. A key aspect of the Web Service incarnation of SOA is that the Web Service is viewed as a fundamental building block of a SOA-based application.

    Web services are gaining industry-wide acceptance and usage. They are moving from proof-of-concept deployments to actual usage in mission-critical enterprise applications. While Web services allow businesses to connect to partners and customers, this same flexibility and connectivity provide an increased opportunity for errors.

    As companies and consumers rely more on Web services as the building blocks for SOAs, it becomes increasingly important for Web services developers to know how to properly design, develop, deploy, and ultimately manage a Web services system. However, because of the inherent complexities that can arise with a Web service implementation, it can be difficult to grasp practical fundamentals and devise a step-by-step plan for the development of Service-Oriented Architectures.


    Presentation 1:

    Testing Service-Oriented Architectures

    In this presentation, we will take a look at the nuts and bolts of implementing and deploying a reliable, high-quality integration system - or rather, a bulletproof Web service. By implementing the proper methodology into your development process, you can be sure that fundamental development practices are established for reliable SOAs.

    As SOA continues to grow and evolve, the need to support the testing of Web services independently of one another, and the need to provide test instances of services to support the development of service clients, will require a more-complex testing environment. Our Parasoft expert will therefore illustrate solid engineering and testing practices required to ensure complete functionality, interoperability, and security of the SOA.

    Rami Jaamour, Assistant Product Manager, Parasoft Corporation

    Rami Jaamour is a Assistant Product Manager at Parasoft Corporation and a member of the company's SOA Solutions team. He is a contributing member of the WS-I Testing Tools Work Group. Rami helped the Apache Software Foundation as he contributed to the WSS4J project. Recently, Rami spoke at XML 2005 in Atlanta and WebSphere Advisor Live in Las Vegas. His experience with SOA/Web Services includes the development of effective SOA/Web Services testing methodologies to ensure quality and security.


    Presentation 2:

    Testing Services for performance, scalability, and reliability

    Frank Cohen will show how 90,000 software developers, quality technicians, and IT managers use TestMaker as a framework and utility to test services for performance, scalability, and reliability. TestMaker is a free open-source Java utility and framework for testing Web Services, applications, and Service Oriented Architecture designs.

    Frank Cohen, Principal Maintainer of TestMaker, PushToTest PushToTest

    Frank Cohen is the "go to" guy when enterprises need to build, test and solve problems in complex interoperating information systems. Frank's articles appear on IBM developerWorks, he is author of "Java Testing and Design: From Unit Tests to Automated Web Tests", http:// thebook.pushtotest.com, principal maintainer of the popular TestMaker open-source test utility and framework, and is Director of Solutions Engineering at Raining Data, publisher of the TigerLogic XQuery and native XML database engine. Photos and detailed bio at: www.xquerynow.com/AboutUs/bio.html

    Event Logistics


    eBay's Silicon Valley Conference Center
    2161 North First Street
    San Jose, CA 95131


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    • Take the US-101 NORTH
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    Agenda6:30 - 7:00 p.m. Registration / Networking / Refreshments / Pizza
    7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Presentations and Discussion


    $15 at the door for non-SDForum members
    No charge for SDForum members
    No registration required

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