Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Challenges of Web Services Test Automation Framework

With the web expanding and evolving at a faster pace, web services are getting more and more usable, public and complex. The most used connection technology for these web services is Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). SOA is the gathering of few services that communicate with each other either in the coordination of two or more services or in data transfer.

Web services provide a standardized means for integrating web-based applications running on diverse frameworks and platforms using XML, Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP), Web Services Description Language (WSDL), and UDDI open standards over an internet protocol. 

In general, a web service is provided by an electronic device to another same device with World Wide Web as a communicating media. And the primary elements of these services offer genuine service and messaging. As more of the web services are dispersed over various applications and networks, they must undergo testing to get rid of additional risks in the areas of integration and interoperability. However, to reduce overall testing efforts, we can go for Automation Web Services Testing

Challenges faced by web services 

·         Be devoid of trustworthiness and guarantee

·         Inappropriate delivery of client’s input parameters

·         Chances of manipulating the different parameters by Malevolent users to draw or use unauthorized information

·         Absence of source code is a key challenge to white-box testing

·         Web Services Testing Tasks

·         Define the inputs and goals of testing

·         Find which functionality of the service to be tested

·         Develop the client or skeleton code

·         Prepare the collected data for testing

·         Check whether the actual outcome is parallel to that of the expected one

Testing tools of web services 

Testing tools of web services such as ManageEngine, QEngine, SoapUI, TestMaker, WebInject toolsets etc. are built on open source tools/libraries/frameworks and so help in reduction of overall costs, initial coding efforts and enhance the automation efficiency. All these play a key role in creating and execution of automated functional, compliance, loading as well as the regression tests.

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