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You need to put some manual efforts to complete the testing.
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You mention that some manual effort could work. Now, my question is this, is it possible for testers who have no programming background to test Web Services effectively? Or, this could only be performed with the development team as the white-box testing?
Our organization were totally screwed up because they're giving the Web Services testing task to black-box testers. Correct me if I'm wrong but I think this is totally a cumbersome for assigning Web Services testing to black-box testers.
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sorry for the late reply..
There should be proper training conducted (about web services) before assigning this work to black box testers ..
I did not face much difficulty as I have programming background. But I agree with you as I heard the same opinion from our functional/manual test team.
Apache JMeter is a good tool for webservice testing but by default you need to start the tests manually. Luckily JMeter can be integrated with Ant. This way all your JMeter (regression) tests run automatically and a report is created.
The more I am read articles on SOA testing, the more I realize that it is not just testing web services. Web services testing is easy... our development team use SOAP UI for manual testing of web services. In QA, we have licenses for QTP and ServiceTest but we are still struggling with the entire strategy thingy! We have evaluated some tools (GH Tester, Parasoft, JMeter), but they all have the same challenges. Any strong recommendations from anyone for any tool? Any pointers to online research?