3/19/2003 - Parasoft, the leading provider of Automated Error Prevention software solutions, announced a preview of SOAPtest 2.0, its automated testing tool for Web Services. The new version, due out in May, will be previewed at the Web Services Edge show in Boston, March 18-20.
SOAPtest’s automated technologies help development teams prevent errors by performing server functional testing, load testing, and client testing with just the click of a button. In addition, developers can also use SOAPtest as a proxy server to view and verify messages between a client and a Web service.
"If Web Services are really going to change the distributed computing landscape, the need for such applications to be reliable and error-free is more critical than ever,” said Gary Brunell, Parasoft vice president of professional services. “SOAPtest is designed to prevent errors in Web Services from the earliest stages of development."
According to ZapThink Research, "XML and Web Services are increasingly becoming part of the everyday architecture and framework for IT. Web Services and their resulting business process transformations will eventually break down many of the barriers among enterprises. This ‘seamlessness’ will gradually extend over multiple enterprises, finally merging with and describing the economy as a whole."(1)
New Features in SOAPtest 2.0
Key Benefits of SOAPtest 2.0
"Parasoft SOAPtest is one of the few fail-safe testing tools on the market today that can provide developers with all the testing capability they need to fully test Web Services end-to-end," said ZapThink analyst Jason Bloomberg.(2)
SOAPtest 2.0 will be available May 15th from Parasoft and will run on Windows 2000/XP, Linux and Solaris. Pricing will start at: $3495. For more information, please go to http://www.parasoft.com/soaptest.
Founded in 1987, Parasoft provides Automated Error Prevention tools that help companies improve their software development processes. The Parasoft family of Automated Error Prevention tools includes Jtest, Jcontract, CodeWizard, C++Test, Insure++, WebKing, SOAPtest and DataRecon. These tools assist teams working on C/C++, Java, Web, and enterprise applications to significantly reduce costs by shortening development cycles, improving overall quality and reducing time-to-market. Parasoft is a privately funded company, which has been granted eight patents and numerous awards. Parasoft is headquartered in Monrovia, CA. Telephone (888) 305-0041. Fax (626) 305-3036. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org. URL: http://www.parasoft.com.
SOAPtest is a trademark of Parasoft.
1. From http://www.zapthink.com/wspractice.html
2. ZapThink Briefing Note: “Parasoft: Testing both Web Services Producers and Consumers,” June 13, 2002.
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