Introduction to SoapUI, What is SoapUI?, API Testing, Features of SoapUI, SoapUI SoapUI Architecture, Advantages & Disadvantages of SoapUI.
Introduction to SoapUI
What is SoapUI?
SoapUI is a tool for testing Web Services; these can be the SOAP Web Services as well RESTful Web Services or HTTP based services. SoapUI is an Open Source and completely free tool with a commercial companion -ReadyAPI- that has extra functionality for companies with mission critical Web Services.
Why we use SoapUI?
It is an important tool to test the Web domain, and it is an open-source, cross-platform as well as language independent that supports Eclipse, NetBeans, and IDEA. It allows the testers to test functional, performance testing, regression testing, compilation, and load testing on various Web services and APIs.
SoapUI Supported Protocols/Technologies:
SoapUI has the most comprehensive support for a wide range of protocols –
SOAP – Simple Object Access Protocol
WSDL – Web Service Definition Language
REST – Representational State Transfer
HTTP – Hyper Text Transmission Protocol
HTTPS – Hyper Text Transmission Protocol Secured
AMF – Action Message Format
JDBC – Java Database Connectivity
JMS – Java Messaging Service
SoapUI Integration with Other Tools
- Apache Maven Project
- Apache – Ant and more….
SoapUI – Capabilities
SoapUI is rich in the following aspects −
- Functional Testing
- Compliance Testing
- Security Testing
- Load Testing
1. Functional Testing
- SoapUI allows the testers to write functional API tests in SoapUI.
- SoapUI supports Drag-Drop feature that accelerates the script development.
- SoapUI supports debugging of tests and allows testers to develop data driven tests.
- SoapUI supports multiple environments making it easy to switch among QA, Dev, and Prod environments.
- SoapUI allows advanced scripting (the tester can develop their custom code depending on the scenarios).
2. Compliance Testing
Using SoapUI tool, the tester can validate the compliance tests and can automate it using tests scripts. Compliance tests mainly involves the source and its data authentication using licence certificates, etc. and various service level agreements before and after calling the web services or web APIs within a software application.
3. Security Testing
- SoapUI performs a complete set of vulnerability scan.
- SoapUI prevents SQL Injection to secure the databases.
- SoapUI scans for stack overflows, caused by documents huge in size.
- SoapUI scans for cross-site scripting, which occurs when service parameters are exposed in messages.
- SoapUI performs fuzzing scan and boundary scan to avoid erratic behavior of the services.
4. Load Testing
- SoapUI distributes the load tests across n number of LoadUI agents.
- SoapUI simulates high volume and real-world load testing with ease.
- SoapUI allows advanced custom reporting to capture performance parameters.
- SoapUI allows end-to-end system performance monitoring.