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Scriptable Command-Line Testing of Web Services

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Did you know that with the free SOAPbox tool and with Vordel's XML Gateway you get a command-line tool which will send traffic to a Web Service and simulate load? Check it out yourself. The tool is called "SR" (Service Request)). With its parameter options it allows you to perform a load test, to send an attachment, and to perform SSL. After it runs its test, it presents you with statistics about the response times from the Web Service. It's a good part of any SOA or Cloud API practitioner's tool-belt.

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Mark O'Neill is VP Innovation at Axway - API and Identity. Previously he was CTO and co-founder at Vordel, which was acquired by Axway. A regular speaker at industry conferences and a contributor to SOA World Magazine and Cloud Computing Journal, Mark holds a degree in mathematics and psychology from Trinity College Dublin and graduate qualifications in neural network programming from Oxford University.