WS-I Delivers Basic Profile 1.0 Testing Tools

The Web Services Interoperability Organization has released its testing tools for measuring Web services interoperability with the WS-I Basic Profile 1.0.

The Web Services Interoperability Organization has released its testing tools for measuring Web services interoperability with the WS-I Basic Profile 1.0.

At its WS-I Spring Committee Meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, the WS-I Wednesday released final versions of its tools, which consist of the Web Service Communication Monitor and the Web Service Profile Analyzer.

The Web Service Communication Monitor scans Web services and holds them for the Web Service Profile Analyzer to analyze them. The Analyzer tests the messages and checks the description and registration artifacts of each Web service, WS-I officials said. These artifacts include WSDL (Web Services Description Language) documents and XML schema files.

Rob Cheng, senior product manager for Web services and emerging standards at Oracle Corp. and a WS-I spokesman, said the tests are available for Java and .Net and are implemented in both C# and Java. The Analyzer features more than 300 test cases, and each test case includes between 50 and 90 tests.

The release of the testing tools "finishes our 1.0 deliverables," Cheng said.

Moreover, "the tools may be the most important thing weve delivered so far," Cheng said, "because WS-Is goal was not to produce words on paper but to actually help developers deliver interoperable Web services. This demonstrates how WS-I is different from other standards groups. We are focusing on delivering real specifications and real code people can use."

Cheng said that although some vendors already have testing tools for the WS-I Basic Profile, "we hope tool vendors will add this to their toolsets."

Some already have.

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