As organizations begin adopting Web Services, what is your plan for quantifying the performance impact and the functional correctness of using web services under load before going live with the final application?

Empirix is hosting a free one hour web event discussion on web services testing and automated web services testing solutions on Thursday, January 17, 2-3pm Eastern time.

To register for this web event or learn about other web events being offering by Empirix this month, go to:

The complete abstract is below:

The advent of web services has brought the promises of integrating multiple software applications from heterogeneous networks and for exchanging information from vendor-to-vendor or vendor-to-consumer in a standardized way.

As web service technologies are deployed within and across organizations over the next several years, it will be critical that web services undergo performance testing. As with any enterprise software project, the adoption of proper test methodologies and use of testing tools will play a key part in the overall success or failure of projects utilizing web services. In a compressed software project schedule, an organization must quickly determine if its web services
will operate successfully under a variety of load conditions. Like other web-based technologies, successful web services will need to respond quickly and correctly when implemented.

During our presentation, we will discuss the testing challenges created by this emerging technology, along with the variety of testing
solutions available. Automated web service testing will be discussed and demonstrated using FirstACT, the first web services performance testing solution available on the market. Using a sample web service, automatic test case creation, scalability testing, and results analysis will be explored.

P.S. I thought I posted this earlier today but couldn't find it ... did anyone else see it? Thanks.


[This message has been edited by Web Services Testing (edited 01-14-2002).]