SOAPSOnar

Conditional Test Cases

A recent customer request was to have a decision tree in an automation test. This is a more advanced tutorial, showing using global variables and decision trees. Some reasons for wanting a decision tree could be as simple as saying, if a test fails, automatically run an additional set of tests, or more complexed, like …

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SOAPSonar – Continuous Testing ideas

In this example, I am going to use a success criteria to monitor a specific field value for a given response, but there are many possible ways to implement continuous testing. To have a little fun, I am going to use a JSON weather services provided by http://api.openweathermap.org. Being the weather and this being Canada, …

3 Ways to Get Started with CloudPort – Create

In the first in this series, we used an iTunes JSON service and made a request via SOAPSonar while we capture the request and response using CloudPort’s proxy feature. This is great when your service is developed and available, but what if the service you need does not yet exist or needs to be altered? …

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4. REDUCING SCOPE – Test Cycle Strategies

In the service plan costing model, we set the number of Test cases at 20,000. The first post in this series was a introduction on ways to to try and reduce that number. This the 4th in the series follows SDLC Strategies and  Test Iteration Strategies and is part of ST3PP’s Best Practice Series aimed at developing …

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3 Ways to Get Started with CloudPort – Capture

This is part of a 3 part series on creating simulated services. CloudPort comes with a proxy capture tool to Capture and then replay a simulated version of the service that currently exists. A simulated, response will remain static, and not effect data integrity of the enablers, but can be load or otherwise used for testing. Workflow …

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Speedometer Confusion

I follow Seth Godin as he has incredible insight and ability to simplify things down to a few key words.  His post, Speedometer confusion is one of may such posts. Too often, being busy, is confused with productive.  We set metrics like how many defects found, how many test cases run and how many hours tested. But …