Green Hat Enhances Testing for webMethods Green Hat Introduces First Test Automation for Stored Procedures

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Green Hat releases GH Tester 4.2, generally available as of September 30, 2008, with expanded test automation for SOA platforms as well as specialized message and data formats. Of note is SOA integration, performance and governance testing for Software AG webMethods, including automation of SWIFT testing. This release also represents the first integration and SOA test automation to work with stored procedures, which can eliminate up to 95% of the time it takes in manual testing.

Clients ask us to make our tools work with data and messages of all kinds. With good reason. One of our users reduced the labor associated with stored procedures by 95% with Green Hat automation.

Green Hat announced the release of GH Tester 4.2, representing expanded test automation for SOA platforms as well as specialized message and data formats. GH Tester 4.2 was made generally available on September 30, 2008.

This release represents enhancements to the native testing for Software AG webMethods platform available in the Solstice Integra Suite which Green Hat acquired earlier this year. The integration between webMethods Integration Server, Broker and GH Tester is offered in GH Tester for Software AG webMethods. This product gives webMethods users native visibility into the integration layer and the ability to isolate each interface for comprehensive validation of business processes.

Green Hat makes testing simple for SOA customers choosing the webMethods ESB platform for internal integrations or B2B interactions with third parties. Green Hat pioneered the simulation of interfaces using automated stubs for functional testing and as a complete enviroment for high performance testing. So testing can continue uninterrupted even when systems are unavailable or use of the production environment is not advisable. GH Performance reuses all test assets created in GH Tester 4.2 and generates extensive webMethods performance data related to load, stress and tuning checks - all as functionality in the core Green Hat products.

GH Tester 4.2 provides testing of all industry protocols such as HTTP(s), WebSphere MQ and web services. These are often found in the complex infrastructures of Software AG clients. Additional unique plugins are available for the testing of industry-specific messaging, such as SWIFT for international payments and HL7 for healthcare.

With GH Tester 4.2, Green Hat also announced the first SOA testing tool to offer automated testing with stored procedures. GH Tester 4.2 makes it possible to run database stored procedures and to access the returned data, allowing automation of stored procedure testing in the same products that customers are using to exercise the systems talking to the database.

"The complexity inherent in SOA infrastructure is not always due to the newer technologies," observed Peter Cole, President and CTO of Green Hat. "Clients ask us to make our tools work with data and messages of all kinds. With good reason. One of our users reduced the labor associated with stored procedures by 95% with Green Hat automation."

Green Hat tests a broad array of transports, including testing for TIBCO, and continues to enhance these capabilities with the steady input of users and partners. With GH Tester 4.2, users now have SSL support for an IBM MQ infrastructure and support for HTTP authentication. A file transport is a new feature to allow reading and writing of files using various formats.

Information on these and other enhancements now available in GH Tester 4.2 can be found by contacting Green Hat at http://www.greenhat.com. Green Hat will be a sponsor at Innovation World, Software AG's user conference in Miami, Florida November 3-5. Additional new product announcements will be made at that time.

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