Posts tagged Test
It had been announced at Oracle Open World 2011 and sort of promised for December 2011 – a promise or at least a suggestion reiterated in early December even. But for whatever reason, it slipped – not shipped – and Christmas break that perfect time of the year for playing with new software came and went. Now at last, it has arrived. As of midnight CET on 22nd February, PS5 (18.104.22.168) was published on OTN and eDelivery (https://edelivery.oracle.com/EPD/Download/get_form?egroup_aru_number=11493752) for download.
One of the reasons for the delay was the certification of FMW 11gR1 PS5 with Fusion Applications that was done over the last few months. Apart from the additional wait time (that is now over), this is quite good and important news: when Fusion Applications certifies software components, they put those components through very rigorous and extensive tests. Additionally, when Fusion Applications adopt a specific release – even a PS release – it makes that release more important to Oracle. So we now know that PS 5 has both been tested to the max and is of strategic importance to Fusion Applications and thereby to Oracle. Adopting PS5 for us mere mortals is therefore a safe bet – More >
This question is asked many often. However there is no one answer. Reading a lot of reactions â€“ in one of the Linkedin community groups – I noticed that the answer is strongly related to the (test) experience of the responder. A number of the reactions endorse this question and of course other people have another opinion. (more…)
Oracle Application Test Suite – for functional and load/stress testing of Web Applications (including Applets) & Web Services
A recent acquisition by Oracle involved a company called Empirix, that sold its e-Test Suite product to Oracle. Oracle is now integrating this product with Enterprise Manager, under the new Oracle Application Testing Suite label. The e-Test Suite is used for functional – black box – testing of Web Applications (those applications with a client that communicates via HTTP with a backend, including Applets and to some extent WebServices). The scripts recorded for functional testing – from the actions performed by the user –
can be – parametrized if necessary – used for load or stress testing. The test process as a whole can be managed with the Oracle Test Manager for Web Applications, which sits on top of a repository that will hold (Functional) Requirements, associated Test Plans composed of one ore more individual test cases (that correspond with the tests defined in the Load Test tool) and records issues found with executing the test plan and individual test cases. The tool generates reports and dashboards with charts.
Note: the picture shows theUI for Oracle Functional Testing for Web Applications. On the left hand side you see a tree with test cases – and on the right hand the More >
Currently there are few tools that can support testing SOAP interfaces. Both Jmeter and SoapUI are suited for testing soap interfaces. SoapUI is explicitly created for testing SOAP interfaces and Jmeter has a SOAP support since version 2.3.x. I have worked with both tools and I prefer SoapUI. It has an intuitive user interface and is flexible. (Please also have a look at the blog of Jeroen)
You can run SoapUI stand alone but I prefer to integrate these kinds of tools with an automated process. Below you will find instructions for running SoapUI as a part of a maven build. This makes it possible to run your automated SOAP tests in Maven with a build process like Hudson. Combined with automatic deployment it is possible to support an agile software development process that supports frequent delivery of versions and continuous testing.
Maven supports SoapUI with the Maven SoapUI plugin. (more…)