Soapscope 3.0 Expands Analysis

 
 
By Peter Coffee  |  Posted 2004-01-05 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Filling a genuine gap in the space of Web services tools, Mindreef's Soapscope 3.0 offers developers expanded facilities for analyzing Web service structure, function and behavior.

Filling a genuine gap in the space of Web services tools, Mindreefs Soapscope 3.0 offers developers expanded facilities for analyzing Web service structure, function and behavior.

Soapscope, whose 3.0 upgrade became available this week, at an annual subscription fee of $99, offers multiple views of WSDL documents, ranging from raw XML to a far more concise pseudocode format. Version 3.0 provides highlighted displays of differences between current and previously cached WSDL to aid in diagnosing client-side problems caused by code updates at the other end of the wire.

WSDL documents conformance with interoperability profiles can quickly be confirmed, with heuristic rules built in to the product also detecting probable errors in technically valid code. Dynamic performance tests and displays round out this capable tool kit, available for online purchase or trial download at www.mindreef.com.

 
 
 
 
Peter Coffee is Director of Platform Research at salesforce.com, where he serves as a liaison with the developer community to define the opportunity and clarify developers' technical requirements on the company's evolving Apex Platform. Peter previously spent 18 years with eWEEK (formerly PC Week), the national news magazine of enterprise technology practice, where he reviewed software development tools and methods and wrote regular columns on emerging technologies and professional community issues.Before he began writing full-time in 1989, Peter spent eleven years in technical and management positions at Exxon and The Aerospace Corporation, including management of the latter company's first desktop computing planning team and applied research in applications of artificial intelligence techniques. He holds an engineering degree from MIT and an MBA from Pepperdine University, he has held teaching appointments in computer science, business analytics and information systems management at Pepperdine, UCLA, and Chapman College.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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