Parasoft Announces Advanced SOA Testing Support for Microsoft Visual Studio and the Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)

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Parasoft SOAtest 5.5 continues its evolution as a premier quality solution to ensure secure, reliable, and compliant service oriented architectures.

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Parasoft SOAtest is a critical component to our SOA lifecycle to enforce quality as a process and not a task.

Parasoft Corporation, leading provider of automated solutions and infrastructure services that improve software quality and the development process, today announced the availability of Parasoft SOAtest 5.5. Parasoft SOAtest 5.5 adds new testing capabilities to its comprehensive and collaborative test suite and is designed specifically to increase productivity and efficiency for development teams working in complex Service Oriented Architectures (SOA), including those working in the Microsoft .NET environment.

Parasoft SOAtest 5.5 is the first SOA testing solution to offer full capabilities for multi-protocol environments, including Windows Communication Foundation (WCF). The latest in a series of platform support capabilities, Parasoft SOAtest 5.5 allows .NET developers to exercise messages in multiple protocols as well as the proprietary Microsoft standards. Parasoft SOAtest 5.5 integrates fully with Microsoft Visual Studio Team System for Software Testers, allowing developers to share, manage and execute Parasoft SOAtest projects, receiving results directly into Microsoft Visual Studio.

"We've been customers of Parasoft SOAtest for many years now and have seen the product evolve to include features and flexibility to help support AOL's needs", stated Hemadri Dasari, Principle Software QA Engineer of AOL. "Parasoft SOAtest is a critical component to our SOA lifecycle to enforce quality as a process and not a task."

"The development of secure and reliable SOA environments requires test standards that are able to run on a host of different environments and platforms," states Melinda Ballou, program director for the Application Life-Cycle Management (ALM) service at IDC, a global research advisory firm headquartered in Framingham, Mass. "Visibility into and analysis of unique test environments allows for testing of complex SOA components within the context of the rich ecosystem in which they reside, promoting developer productivity and enabling quality control."

The Parasoft SOAtest 5.5 release also delivers a highly automated capability to create intelligent stubs. The intelligent stubs emulate the behavior of a running system, allowing the development organization to test services in context of an applications actual behavior and not the live running system. This saves tremendous time and resources.

"Microsoft .NET WCF provides a rich set of capabilities based on WS-* standards and certain proprietary bindings," said Rami Jaamour, SOA Solutions Manager of Parasoft Corporation.

"Parasoft SOAtest 5.5 enables our customers to test WCF services natively, and in a way that is consistent with the Microsoft platform they have and are familiar with. Furthermore, I have seen many organizations suffer from loss of productivity when multiple teams’ work on integrated systems and wait on each other on making changes in the components that each team owns. Our reusable stubs allow for the execution of end-to-end business scenarios without the presence of all the dependent services, and thus allows distributed teams and business partners to collaborate efficiently."


Parasoft SOAtest 5.5 is available for Windows, Linux and Solaris.

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For 20 years Parasoft has investigated how and why software errors are generated. Our solutions automatically prevent and eliminate errors by addressing their root causes. Whether you are delivering Service Oriented Architectures (SOA), developing mission-critical software applications, or supporting the evolution of legacy systems, draw on our expertise and award-winning products to increase your productivity and the quality of your applications.

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