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Cloud Computing and SOA Convergence in Your Enterprise: A Step-by-Step Guide by David S. Linthicum

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Chapter 9. Testing from SOA to the Clouds

Let’s just say I was testing the bounds of society. I was just curious.

—Jim Morrison (1943–1971)

At this point, we have a service-, process-, and information-level understanding of our problem domain, and we have a governance model created as well. Now it is time to explore the unique testing requirements that SOA brings when used with cloud computing. We focus on testing for a few core reasons:

• The mix of on-premise and cloud computing systems and services creates a complex and widely distributed architecture that is also complex to test and requires some new thinking. We are extending our testing to systems we do not own or control. While this is not the first time we have included systems outside ...

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