soapUI is an open-source, cross-platform testing tool for SOA (service-oriented architectures) and REST-based web services. It is, in technical terms, a fully-automated functional and regression testing platform that can improve your applications and services by performing extensive validation tests.
Carry out powerful and comprehensive tests
soapUI’s core consists of features that include inspection, invoking, development, simulation, mocking, load and compliance / security testing. All of these will help you test your web services and implementations in an interactive manner, inside a trustworthy and powerful environment.
Support for most technologies
If your application is built on top of a combination of web protocols, you need not worry. soapUI includes support for the most common technologies, such as SOAP, REST, HTTP, AMF, JDBC and JMS, being able to handle services designed with Perl, PHP, J2EE, and NET, to name just a few.
Generate simple tests up to complex ones
SoapUI allows you to perform functional testing in a simple manner, although there’s no limit to the complexity of the scenarios. The analysis is performed dynamically with the TestCase Coverage, while the DataSource TestStep allows you to read data from external sources.
The MockServices will simulate the web services before there’s an actual implementation for them. By enabling you to mimic the behavior of the scenarios, implementation costs are basically reduced to zero.
The Load Testing feature is a more advanced type of benchmark, making it possible to create and redistribute tests locally or remotely; in other words, it emulates a real-world load, thus testing the resistance of your project.
Simulate attacks to identify vulnerabilities
Furthermore, with soapUI you can test your web services against common security vulnerabilities and threats; it manages to do so by simulating attacks and malicious SQL statements in order to point out the weaknesses in your implementation.
An advanced testing app
To sum it all up, soapUI is a validation and simulation program for web services, which stands out through its robust, powerful and complete testing engine. There’s no limit to the number of scenarios you can create or to the combination of tests you can perform in order to assess and improve the performance of your web project.
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