I am planning to write my own test harness in Java for testing a few of my web services as I did not find any tools besides parasoft (which is expensive). Are there any reference test harnesses that I could leverage?
Are you looking to build a harness or a framework? There is a difference... for example: Junit would be a framework and Ant would be a harness!
A harness would focus on:
- organizing and executing test cases
- integrating with build workspace, etc.
A framework would focus on:
- common logging
- common reporting
- common debugging
- common API Layer to abstract things specific to your SUT or the technology used for SUT
- Another example of a framework would be HttpUnit.