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SOAP Interface

dsTest, Developing Solutions, SOAP Testing, HTTP Testing

Developing Solutions provides a SOAP Interface Application with its dsTest suite of network testing software products.  With this application you can use XML messaging over HTTP to test GET and POST transaction initiators and responders.

SOAP is intended for exchanging structured information in a decentralized, distributed environment.  It extends HTTP for XML messaging, and defines an extensible messaging framework independent of implementation specific semantics.

dsTest provides additional features to enhance the effectiveness of SOAP test scenarios. Using our SmartFlow feature, you create simple to complex transaction SOAP flows between the device under test (DUT) and the dsTest simulator nodes, including message definitions and state machine elements.  The SmartFlow state machine contains a unique list of states that a SOAP message flow can traverse.  This allows the definition of different paths for success, failure, or other conditions, all defined within the state machine.  When defining a message template it is only necessary to include and provision the elements whose values will be compared to information in the received message.  Multiple handlers can be used with different templates of the same message type in order to execute various actions or state changes depending on the composition or content of a received message.

Implementation                                                                

The dsTest SOAP interface application allows the simulator nodes to provide the following events:

  • HTTP Get – Retrieve data from the DUT
  • HTTP Post – Send data to the DUT to be processed
  • HTTP Result – HTTP response with status code

A complete set of events that can be generated with the SOAP interface application can be found here.

As with all dsTest products, the node configurations and test scenarios are easily defined and configured with XML files that are validated against a published XML Schema to avoid invalid definitions. With our dsClient GUI, you can create, run, and archive tests, capture, graph and archive operational measurements, capture real-time data flows, and manage your dsTest servers and testing scenarios with a standalone application that runs on your PC.

Operational Measurements (OMs)

A comprehensive set of Operational Measurement for the SOAP Interface Application is available via dsClient CLI or dsClient GUI.

Supporting Standards

SOAP Interface, dsTest, Developing Solutions, HTTP

W3C SOAP

General Reference Guides

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