Web services programming tips and tricks, Stress testing Web services

Some tips and guidelines for testers

From the developerWorks archives

Chris Wilkinson

Date archived: January 5, 2017 | First published: May 02, 2003

Web services are at the heart of distributed computing, and interaction between them is often difficult to test. Distributed development, large teams of developers, and a desire for code to become more componentized, means that development of Web services is becoming increasingly more susceptible to obscure bugs. These types of bugs can be extremely difficult to detect. Stress testing is an efficient method of detecting such code defects, but only if the stress systems are designed effectively. This article will give some insights into the fundamental requirements of such stress systems.

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