Customers often ask me about the best ways to create tests and virtual services and get the most out of their test data using a Rational Integration Tester. Marc Van Lint’s recent article about how to leverage test data in tests and virtual services sums up the options very well.
Marc starts his article by telling us all about virtual services, what they are, and why you would want to use them. Next, he reviews some best practices when you’re developing tests and stubs (virtual services) in software projects. He then presents four methods to get the most out of your test data with Rational Integration Tester. Using the example of a web-based supermarket application, Marc demonstrates how Rational Integration Tester utilizes the test data and virtual services are consequently simplified. He is quick to point out that choosing the right method is key to reducing complexity, increasing readability, and reducing maintenance of your tests and stubs.
Marc’s article is a must read if you want to understand how Rational Integration Tester can help you maximize the test data at hand, to fit your unique virtual services portfolio and deliver quality test assets.
Be sure to try out what Marc unravels about test data and virtual services yourself – with the sample project and data that’s provided. You can also test-drive the Rational Integration Tester Starter Edition that is available at no extra charge.
What are your ideas on modern testing practices? Read Marc’s article and let me know your thoughts about test data and virtual services in the comments below.