WS-TAXI: A WSDL-based Testing Tool for Web Services

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WS-TAXI: A WSDL-based Testing Tool for Web Services
Web Services (WSs) are the W3C-endorsed realization of the Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA). Since they are supposed to be implementation-neutral, WSs are typically tested black-box at their interface. Such an interface is generally specied in an XML-based notation called the WS Description Language (WSDL). Conceptually, these WSDL documents are eligible for fully automated WS test generation using syntax-based testing approaches. Towards such goal, we introduce the WS-TAXI framework, in which we combine the coverage of WS operations with data-driven test generation. In this paper we present an early-stage implementation of WS-TAXI, obtained by the integration of two existing softwares: soapUI, a popular tool for WS testing, and TAXI, an application we have previously developed for the automated derivation of XML instances from a XML schema. WS-TAXI delivers a complete suite of test messages ready for execution. Test generation is driven by basic coverage criteria and by the appli...
Cesare Bartolini, Antonia Bertolino, Eda Marchetti
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Type Conference
Year 2009
Where ICST
Authors Cesare Bartolini, Antonia Bertolino, Eda Marchetti, Andrea Polini
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