From the Inventor of TestMaker Open Source SOA Test Automation Tool

Frank Cohen

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I am glad to introduce you to a new set of resources to help surface scalability and performance issues in Service Oriented Architecture (SOA.) The SOA Knowledge and Performance Kit is a free open-source resource to show you what it really takes to build services using today's leading ...
For BEA, I was hoping they would succeed at combining the power of JRockit with AquaLogic to build scalable workflow (a la BPM) services. Instead, we users and developers will be waiting for years to see WebLogic and AquaLogic integrated into the Oracle Fusion Middleware stack. For MyS...
I installed Ubuntu on the Toshiba laptop. Ubuntu installed in 15 minutes - 49 for Windows XP and 125 for Windows Vista. Ubuntu's desktop came right up. I opened the pre-installed Firefox browser and found I could browse the Web immediately. Ubuntu installed a network adaptor for the To...
That leaves Java developers in a bad position. Java developers love the clean Unix-based Mac OS X environment for development. But we have been suffering with an unstable developer-only dont-run-this-in-production release of Java 6 for the past year. Mac OS X is now the getto for Java ...
Some of the supported languages are on-the-fly byte-code compilers. For instance, Jython is the Python scripting language that runs in the Java Virtual Machine (JVM.) At runtime Jython converts a Python script into Java Byte Code and runs the script in the JVM. For the on-the-fly byte-...
This morning I received a message from TechTarget telling me that SearchWebServices.com is renaming itself to SearchSOA.com. According to TechTarget the move is in line with a shift of attitudes and efforts within the application development community. As I've written many times, SOA i...
Being a Java and Mac guy I looked for Java on iPhone. Java is no where to be found. For years I've listened to Jonathan Schwartz, CEO at Sun Microsystems, talk about monetizing its Java investment because of the wide-spread availability of the Java runtime - today on 700 Million mobile...
By the time the book is released I envision a world where SOA, Ajax, Web Services and Web 2.0 are completely blurred. So I would recommend that your book cover methodologies for each. The biggest problem I see for testers in SOA is the test tools are trying to the fill the gap between ...
We recommend using TestMaker's scripting support to test AJAX applications. In TestMaker transform the TestGen4Web recorded file into a Jython script (use the Tools menu -> Import TestGen4Web) and change it to emit the HTTP calls to the target host that the JavaScript in your app is do...
I will be teaching a one day Bootcamp course on Ajax at the AJAXWorld Conference in Santa Clara, California on September 23, 2007. Details are at http://ajaxbootcamp.sys-con.com I will be expanding the Ajax construction tools section from the Ajax Bootcamp I taught in New York at the S...
I wonder what W3C's response will be to AJAX? In my experience there is a whole lot more request/response pattern usage in AJAX apps that are now in production than SOAP. A W3C standard interface definition language for AJAX apps is very much needed!
Jython 2.2 is the first major overhaul of the Jython dynamic scripting language in 4 years. Jython 2.2 implements the internal architecture of Python 2.2 and includes numerous features from Python 2.3. Jython is a Java implementation of the Python language. It allows users to compile P...
Perhaps I'm taking this the wrong way but I read that as... We will give you a partial solution for free and wait for you to fail because the real solution - the SOA one - costs $$$. There is a skepticism there that is wholly inappropriate for where we are in the growth of the IT indus...
A blog by Jason English at iTKO has me bothered. Jason praises an analyst report from ZapThink's Jason Bloomberg titled Divorcing SOA from Web Services. Neither iTKO nor ZapThink seem to get the vision behind SOA and Web services. The IT industry has a long way to go to serve enterpris...
I will be teaching a one day course on AJAX at the SOA World Conference in New York on June 27, 2007. Details are at http://ajaxbootcamp.sys-con.com/. I will also be leading a session on XML and SOA performance optimization using test automation. The session will include a demonstratio...
PushToTest TestMaker is a platform for Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), Web service, and Web application governance and test automation. PushToTest TestMaker 5 delivers ease-of-use improvements and powerful root cause analysis and remediation solutions. This screencast is for exist...
Here we're going to show a FastSOA mid-tier service and data caching architecture applied in three real-world scenarios. The scenarios show how to accelerate SOA performance and mitigate performance problems through mid-tier service caching, native XML persistence, and mid-tier data tr...
Software developers live in a time that offers the greatest choice of software development tools, application servers, and connectivity ever. Each choice you make affects the scalability and reliability of your finished application, especially if you're building Web services. For examp...