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Envision a World Where SOA, AJAX, Web Services and Web 2.0 are Completely Blurred

A New Book on "Testing Methodology for SOA Solutions"

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Anil Gupta is planning to write a book on SOA test methodology. He recently asked for feedback on the subject areas and he asked for pointers to blogs and resources that discuss SOA testing.

Here I what I wrote in response to his question:

Dear Anil: I'm glad to see you are planning to write a book on SOA test methodology. One is needed very much within the test community.

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 testers not wanting to learn how to code and there being no way to do record/playback in an SOA environment. Somehow your book need to address this issue in a way that testers will accept.

My new book FastSOA covers the PushToTest SOA testing methodology. Details here.

My own blog covers SOA testing at http://www.pushtotest.com/thecohenblog. I also read the following (these are Safari RSS URLs):

  • feed://www.bloglines.com/blog/sanjiva/rss
  • feed://soa-testing.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default
  • feed://www.testingreflections.com/node/feed
  • feed://ws-rx.blogspot.com/atom.xml
  • feed://radovanjanecek.net/blog/index.rdf

I would be happy to be a technical reviewer of your manuscript.

-Frank Cohen

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Frank Cohen is the CEO and Founder at Votsh Inc. and the CTO at Appvance (formerly PushToTest). He is one of the world's foremost experts in software test tools, process, and methodology. He founded Regent Software, joined Peter Norton Computing, managed the successful merger with Symantec, joined Stac Electronics launched SoftWindows at Insignia, and led Apple Computer‘s middleware, networking and connectivity product lines as senior manager. He was also on the founding team of TuneUp.com, which was acquired by Symantec and CoFounder of Inclusion Technologies – interactive personalized communication and workflow function technology for Web sites.

Cohen authored four books including FastSOA (Morgan Kaufmann), Java Testing and Design: From Unit Testing To Automated Web Tests (Prentice Hall,) Java Web Services Unleashed (SAMS), and Java P2P Unleashed (SAMS) - See more at: http://appvance.com/about-us/executive-team/#sthash.dY4dqUi2.dpuf is the leading authority for testing and optimizing software developed with service-oriented architecture (SOA) and Web service designs. He is CEO and Founder of PushToTest and inventor of TestMaker, the open source SOA test automation tool, that helps software developers, QA technicians, and IT managers understand and optimize the scalability, performance, and reliability of their systems.

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SOA News Desk 09/12/07 10:02:07 AM EDT

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 testers not wanting to learn how to code and there being no way to do record/playback in an SOA environment. Somehow your book need to address this issue in a way that testers will accept.