IBM® Rational® Quality Manager is a test management and quality management tool to manage quality-assurance team projects. It is built on the IBM Rational Jazz™ platform and inherits its Representational State Transfer (REST) capabilities and the Rational Jazz form-based authentication mechanism. Load testing a Rational Quality Manager server through the REST API is best done using IBM Rational Performance Tester Extension for SOA Quality. However, testing this way can be difficult for these reasons:
- The SOA quality extension does not provide built-in support for the Jazz authentication mechanism.
- Recording a Rational Quality Manager session with the HTTP Proxy recorder of the SOA quality extension generates complex test scenarios, which are difficult to understand and to handle.
The best practice described in this article consists of using the generic service client to interact with the RESTful Web services that Rational Quality Manager provides and to generate uncomplicated, convenient test scenarios.
This document was written using IBM Rational Quality Manager 188.8.131.52 iFix003 Standard Edition and IBM Rational Performance Tester extension for SOA Quality 8.1.1.