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Bartolini C., Bertolino A., Marchetti E., Polini A. WS-TAXI: a WSDL-based testing tool for Web Services. In: ICST 2009 - International Conference on Software Testing, Verification and Validation 2009 (Denver, Colorado, 1-4 April 2009). Proceedings, pp. 326 - 335. IEEE, 2009.
Web services (WSs) are the W3C-endorsed realization of the Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA). Since they are supposed to be implementation-neutral, WSs are typically tested black-box at their interface. Such an interface is generally specified in an XML-based notation called the WS Description Language (WSDL). Conceptually, these WSDL documents are eligible for fully automated WS test generation using syntax-based testing approaches. Towards such goal, we introduce the WS-TAXI framework, in which we combine the coverage of WS operations with data-driven test generation. In this paper we present an early-stage implementation of WS-TAXI, obtained by the integration of two existing softwares: soapUI, a popular tool for WS testing, and TAXI, an application we have previously developed for the automated derivation of XML instances from a XML schema. WS-TAXI delivers a complete suite of test messages ready for execution. Test generation is driven by basic coverage criteria and by the application of some heuristics. The application of WS-TAXI to a real case study gave encouraging results.
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/tocresult.jsp?isnumber=4815322&isYear=2009&count=58&page=1&ResultStart=25
DOI: 10.1109/ICST.2009.28
Subject Category Partition
Web Services Testing
XML Instance generation

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