Parasoft SOAtest 5.0 Collaborative Test and Analysis Suite
Parasoft SOAtest 5.0 Helps IT Achieve Greater Productivity and Significantly Reduces Software Defects
New Release Streamlines the Process of Rapidly Constructing Robust Regression Suites
Monrovia, California, USA. January 29, 2007.
Parasoft Corporation provides software development organizations an automated infrastructure to control and improve the process of developing business applications. Parasoft announced today the availability of Parasoft SOAtest 5.0, a comprehensive and collaborative test and analysis suite. Designed specifically to ensure secure, reliable and compliant Service Oriented Architectures (SOA), the new release simplifies testing through multiple layers of business applications.
"As we evolved from the initial phase of our SOA implementation to more complex scenarios, the power of Parasoft SOAtest really became evident," stated Taranath Kantharajapur, Principal QA Engineer, AOL." Parasoft SOAtest is way ahead of the game in providing a framework to test a complex SOA Web services environment in a fast, effortless, and intuitive way."
"It is critical to have comprehensive quality management practices and tools in place when either producing or consuming web services", states Thomas Murphy, Gartner. "While Web services are designed to be easy to create and consume, the distributed nature, widely varying loads, and exposure to the Internet drive the need for automated regression, stress and security testing throughout the development process."
"Parasoft SOAtest 5.0 is exactly what we hoped for! Parasoft is the only company we found that could meet our demands for Message Transmission Optimization Mechanism (MTOM) and the latest Web testing security support," stated Anthony Lugo, Lead QA Engineer of First American Corporation. "Parasoft SOAtest 5.0 has an easy-to-use interface and a complete set of Web service testing tools which has allowed us to validate our Web services in a much shorter time frame than by manually executing tests."
"Parasoft SOAtest 5.0 now allows users to drive a series of test scenarios, which can then be converted to JUnit tests which directly correlate message layer tests to source code. This significantly improves error diagnosis and remediation, and facilitates collaboration between QA and Development," stated Wayne Ariola, VP of Strategy and Corporate Development of Parasoft Corporation.
SOAtest 5.0's new policy enforcement is a key design feature that allows users to strictly comply with defined SOA policies. Additionally, the new integration with BEA Aqualogic Enterprise repository provides another layer of policy enforcement, which further ensures interoperability and consistency.
Parasoft SOAtest 5.0 facilitates the challenges of testing in a complex environment and boosts productivity in a distributed environment. Parasoft SOAtest can now automatically run load tests in regression mode regularly and much earlier, enabling users to detect performance problems early in the software development lifecycle when they are easier, quicker and less costly to resolve. By streamlining the process of rapidly constructing robust regression suites for more complex business scenarios, Parasoft SOAtest 5.0 helps clients achieve the ROI that is expected of SOA initiatives. Organizations can now reuse or be capable of reusing their Web service assets.
"The new version of Parasoft SOAtest makes it even easier for us to be productive in creating both basic and advanced functional test cases, stated Mark Carlson, SOA Architect for SOA consulting firm Conneva, Inc "The improved user interface lets us quickly create tests to create individual web service operations or "conversations" involving multiple operations. Additional functionality in the database tools let us create test messages from contents of database tables more easily."
Parasoft SOAtest 5.0 is available for Windows, Linux and Solaris.
Parasoft is the leading provider of innovative solutions for automated software testing and analysis and the establishment of software error prevention practices as an integrated part of the software development lifecycle. Parasoft products and services enable software development and IT organizations to significantly improve visibility and control over the quality, costs, and schedules of their software projects through the practice of Automated Error Prevention (AEP). Parasoft has more than 10,000 clients worldwide including Boeing, Cisco, Disney, Ericsson, Fidelity, IBM, Lehman Brothers, Lockheed, Lexis-Nexis, Sabre Holdings, SBC and Yahoo. Founded in 1987, Parasoft is a privately held company headquartered in Monrovia, CA. For more information visit: URL: http://www.parasoft.com.
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