According to Gartner's Hype Cycle for Application Development, 2009, SOA Testing has almost traversed the "Peak of Inflated Expectation" and is on a glide-slope towards the "Slope of Enlighment." There is of course a "Trough of Disillusionment" in the middle where most enterprise find themselves in. However, mature enterprise SOA deployments have realized that they have to look at SOA Testing more comprehensively and deploy specialized SOA Testing tools that are natively integrated with their existing QA/Testing infrastructure. The accelerated adoption and deployment of Web services has reached an inflection point, and large development and testing teams are demanding more efficient, centralized management.
HP Quality Center is the dominant QA infrastructure used by enterprise to support all essential aspects of centralized test management throughout the application life cycle. It provides a consistent, repeatable process for gathering requirements, planning and scheduling tests, analyzing results and managing defects and issues. HP Quality Center software enables organizations to digitize specific quality processes and procedures within the larger application life cycle, and supports high levels of communication and collaboration among IT teams.
Crosscheck Networks SOAPSonar is a leading SOA Testing product that provides simple, intuitive and comprehensive testing for SOAP-, XML- and REST-based services. The SOAPSonar testing framework is easy to deploy and provides testing modes for functional, performance, compliance and security testing. Addressing enterprise customers' needs for tighter, native integration, Crosscheck Networks is the only SOA Testing Tool provider that provides an HP-EMAP certified integration between SOAPSonar and HP Quality Center.
The SOAPSonar-HP Quality Center integration enables rich collaboration of test resources and identified defects between large services teams - typically comprising five or more developers.
The video below shows how the native integration between SOAPSonar and HP Quality Center provides:
- Consolidated visibility into service quality and potential business risk
- Centralized sharing, storage and management of defects, test rules and results, and configuration settings
- Real-time review and cross-service trend analysis.