2012 Eighth International Conference on the Quality of Information and Communications Technology (2010)
Sept. 29, 2010 to Oct. 2, 2010
Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) provides a new generation of software architectures which attracts attention as promising way for smooth integration of loosely coupled software applications. In addition to all benefits, it adds new dimensions to the complexity of designing, building, testing, deploying and maintaining Service-based applications. Research in verification and validation applied to compositions of web services still is not mature enough. In this paper we present a framework named TASSA for testing and validation of both functional and non-functional behavior of service-based applications. TASSA provides end-to-end testing of all three layers (Service layer, Service Composition and Coordination, Business Process) of service-based applications. The framework is based on SOA principles and is composable depending on user requirements. The software developers and particularly application integrators are lacking practical testing suites and respective testing methodologies to be used both at design time and run time of the service-based applications. TASSA framework has the goal to be both practical and complete in order to satisfy these needs. It aims to reduce the cost and improve the effectiveness of testing Service-based applications by automating the testing process.
testing service based applications, framework, testing tools
Valentin Pavlov, Ilina Manova, Sylvia Ilieva, "A Composable Framework for Test Automation of Service-Based Applications", 2012 Eighth International Conference on the Quality of Information and Communications Technology, vol. 00, no. , pp. 286-291, 2010, doi:10.1109/QUATIC.2010.54