Testing the SOAP Application

Developing SOAP applications means learning new techniques. I’m sure that most of you didn’t have to worry about using a serializer with your LAN applications, but it’s an essential part of a SOAP application. Fortunately, once you know what a SOAP message should look like, creating one isn’t as hard as it might first appear. The programming is relatively simple, in fact, because the vendors creating the SOAP specification went to extremes to make simple code a reality.

Testing, however, will never get easier. I remember thinking that testing applications on the desktop was difficult. Moving to the LAN brought an unprecedented level of complexity, but it was still manageable. Testing a SOAP application, unfortunately, ...

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