Although such formats have proven to be extremely efficient for electronic data exchange, they are typically difficult for humans to understand, manipulate and validate.
When testing end-to-end transactions that leverage such message formats, sending a single inbound transaction and validating the result can be both difficult and error prone. The challenge is exacerbated when QA teams have the need to exercise the broad range and volume of test cases that are required to accurately determine whether the system is properly processing such transactions. This level of validation involves complex test suites that leverage large data sets and perform multi-layer validation on the outbound transactions.
Parasoft SOAtest is designed to ensure that organizations leveraging any of these industry standard message formats can take full advantage of a rich graphical interface when they’re configuring, sending and validating the messages that truly drive their business. By insulating the QA tester from the intricacy of the native format, it significantly simplifies the process of validating whether transactions satisfy functional and performance expectations. Not to mention, by automating the complete message sending and validation process, it also enables continuous automated regression testing. This ensures that the team is immediately alerted if modifications unintentionally impact the previously validated application behavior.