Thursday, February 14, 2008

SOA Testing Article: Compress SOA Lifecycle through Development & QA Collaboration

Web services, the foundation of modern SOA, are being rolled out today in ever increasing numbers across enterprises. The key benefit of web services is reusability of services across applications in a distributed environment. Reuse is especially valuable in exposing monolithic, legacy functionality as self-contained services. With the promise of SOA and web services come also the challenges for successful implementation and testing. These challenges fall directly on the developer and QA teams to meet deadlines while also deploying a robust,
resilient and reliable SOA solution.

The challenge of building robust and reliable services within a SOA exposes age-old fissures between Development and QA: Who is really responsible for testing across distributed environments.

In this article, we will explore the gaps and recommend ways of bridging such fissures to ensure greater efficiency in developing and deploying web services-based Service Oriented Architecture.

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