Interoperability Testing for Web Services

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Summary:

If your development organization is developing Web services because you want independence across languages and platforms, you'll need to undertake serious interoperability testing. John Scarborough explains the problem by creating a matrix of interoperability issues and explores possible testing strategies you might use. He also takes a sober look at what we may not be able to tackle with existing testing technology.

If your development organization is developing Web services because you want independence across languages and platforms, you'll need to undertake serious interoperability testing. John Scarborough explains the problem by creating a matrix of interoperability issues and explores possible testing strategies you might use. He also takes a sober look at what we may not be able to tackle with existing testing technology.

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About the author

John Scarborough's picture John Scarborough

John Scarborough, currently VP of Quality Engineering for Aztecsoft, John was previously VP of System Engineering at Disha Technologies, which Aztec acquired in 2004. Prior to that he served as Principal System Engineer and Quality Architect for Disha, which he joined in 2001 after 11 years at Microsoft, where he served as a test manager in the Windows Operating Systems group. Subjects for his published papers include interoperability testing for web services, model-based estimation, aligning business and quality objectives, the role of process in Agile environments, etc. He works out of the Bellevue, Washington Aztecsoft office. 

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