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test tool general terms  of any particular tool. Test Tool Choice Considerations Review the following: Vendor references Other customers with similar requirements Skill level required to use the tool Multiple user access Support and help documentation Integration with other tools Budget requirements for: Tool purchase Training, implementation and on-going support   Test Tool Selection - Feature comparison and Proof of concept Run all your tests with each of the tools on your short list using the same test scripts. If you are

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Taming the SOA Beast - Part 1


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test tool general terms  errors, while architects can test if a service that has been invoked many times could still eventually trigger a scenario that violates company policies. The tool caters for many roles and associated interests, although the development-style testing will be more about testing the individual service, whereas QA may be testing more aggregate services or a composite application. Part II of this blog series will continue on Progress Actional and Mindreef solutions for SOA governance, testing and Read More

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