WebSob: A tool for robustness testing of web services

Evan Martin, Suranjana Basu, Tao Xie

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Abstract

Web services are a popular way of implementing a Service-Oriented Architecture. Testing can be used to help assure both the correctness and robustness of a web service. Because manual testing is tedious, tools are needed to automate test generation and execution for web services. This paper presents WebSob, a tool for automatically generating and executing web-service requests given a service provider's Web Service Description Language (WSDL) specification. We have applied WebSob to freely available web services and our experiences show that WebSob can be used to quickly generate and execute web-service requests that may reveal robustness problems with no knowledge of the underlying web service implementation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 29th International Conference on Software Engineering, ICSE 2007; Companion Volume
Pages65-66
Number of pages2
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 25 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event29th International Conference on Software Engineering, ICSE 2007 - Minneapolis, MN, United States
Duration: May 20 2007May 26 2007

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Conference on Software Engineering
ISSN (Print)0270-5257

Other

Other29th International Conference on Software Engineering, ICSE 2007
CountryUnited States
CityMinneapolis, MN
Period5/20/075/26/07

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software

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    Martin, E., Basu, S., & Xie, T. (2007). WebSob: A tool for robustness testing of web services. In Proceedings - 29th International Conference on Software Engineering, ICSE 2007; Companion Volume (pp. 65-66). [4222683] (Proceedings - International Conference on Software Engineering). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICSECOMPANION.2007.84