Thanks to the 100+ people who attended the Rational Tester’s presentation “Testing SOA Applications: What’s New – What’s Not” at STAR West testing conference today in Anaheim. I was amazed at the audience size…over 100 when I was expecting 20.
This was the first time I had presented that material – and was quite pleased with all the questions and interaction…not so pleased with the jUnit crash – but hey – that’s the way these things go.
As promissed, here is the updated slide deck that I was working with today: The Rational Tester, Testing SOA Applications: What’s New – What’s Not
Please feel free to use the comment system here if you have any questions. I’m not the most active blogger, but I’ll keep an eye on this for a week or two.
As a pre-emptive strike, one questoin I got a couple times at the IBM Rational Testing booth was “What Tools did you use in the Demo?”. So, in the order they were used, here are the tools that I was working with:
IBM Rational Application Developer / Eclipse: This is the tool that I used to create the Java class. I happened to be using Rational Application Developer, which is the commercial superset of Eclipse. However, the functionality that I was using is all included in the basic, free, open source Eclipse.
jUnit: This is the unit testing tool for Java that unfortunately crashed on me during the demonstration. Strange, as jUnit is usually a bulletproof application. I was using the jUnit plug-in for Eclipse, which has been shipping as part of Eclipse since version 3.1.
Rational Tester for SOA Quality: This is the functional and performance testing tool I used in the 2nd demo. This is the tool that provides the code-free tests that separates data from test code. It was the one where I filled in spreadsheet with my test data, and let me re-use my test with multiple data sets. Remember – that’s the key right there – data, data, data.