A tool for Testing Web Services, including SOAP, RESTful, and HTTP-based services, is called SoapUI. With a commercial partner called ReadyAPI that offers further capabilities for businesses with mission-critical Web Services, SoapUI is an Open Source, totally Free solution.
The de facto standard for API Service Testing is SoapUI, which has been downloaded more than 3 Million times. This indicates that there is a wealth of information on the technology available.
What’ll you learn?
- Basis of SoapUI
- Installing SoapUI
- Difference Between SoapUI and ReadyAPI
- SoapUI Interface
What is SoapUI?
Before developing any code in Java, C#, or any other language, SoapUI may be used to test Partner WSDL, corporate WSDL, Tooling API, and Metadata API to analyze capabilities and response from Salesforce. Many people rely on SoapUI for testing JMS, REST, JDBC, and AMF. They integrate SoapUI into their IDEs (IntelliJ, NetBeans, and Eclipse), continuous integration builds, API monitoring, and other processes. There are several Inventive Applications for SoapUI out there.
Uses of SoapUI?
Entire RESTful API & SOAP Web Service Testing may be done with SoapUI.
Functional testing, performance testing, interoperability testing, regression testing, and many other types of testing are all possible. Our goal is to make it simple to start testing. For instance, to create a load test, simply right-click a functional test and run it as a load test.
Web Services simulation is possible. Tests may be Recorded for later use. The WSDL can be used to produce code stubs. Even from recorded communication, REST standards (WADL) can be created.
How can I run SoapUI?
Since SoapUI is Java-Based, it can run on the Majority of Operating Systems. They have test it on many Windows and Mac versions as well as various Linux variants. SoapUI needs a JRE (Java Runtime Environment) version 1.6 or Later, at least 1 GB of memory, and roughly 100 MB of storage space.
The JRE is already included and is not necessary for your system if you are installing using the installer or the standalone distributions. If not, be sure to install it and change the JAVA HOME environment variable appropriately.
Depending on your requirements and preferences, SoapUI can be used on Windows, Mac, Linux, or Unix platforms.
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SoapUI also provides a PRO version called ReadyAPI. Few advantages for going pro are as follows:
Default Toolbar: Default toolbar
Icon’s Toolbar: Icon shortcuts toolbar
Navigator Panel: Expandable tree display of workspace content
Properties Panel: Lists the various preconfigured workspace properties in the
Log Inspectors: Available log inspectors are displayed in the main window.
- File Menu
|Creates a new product in this workspace
|Adds an existing project into this workspace
|Import Remote Project
|Imports a remote project into this workspace
|Save All Projects
|Saves all projects in the current workspace
|Open All Closed Projects
|Opens all closed projects in the current workspace
|Close All Opened Projects
|Closes all opened projects in the current workspace
|Renames this workspace
|Creates a new workspace
|Loads another workspace file
|Sets global SoapUI preferences
|Saves all global preferences
|Imports SoapUI settings from another settings -file
|Reopens recent items
|Saves all projects and exist SoapUI
|Exit Without Saving
|Exits SoapUI without saving
- Tools Menu
|Generates JBoss WS artifacts using the JBoss wstools utility
|JBossWS JAX-WS Artifacts
|Generates JBossWS JAX-WS artifacts using JBoss WS wsconsume
|Generates JAX-RPC artifacts using wscompile
|Generates JAX-WS artifacts using wsimport
|AXIS 1.X Artifacts
|Generates AXIS 1.X artifacts using WSDL2Java
|AXIS 2.X Artifacts
|Generates AXIS 2.X artifacts using WSDL2Java
|Generates Apache CXF using WSDL2Java utility
|XFire 1.X Stubs
|Generates XFire 1.X stubs using wsgen utility
|Oracle Proxy Artifacts
|Generates Oracle Proxy artifacts using the wsa.jar utility
|Generates XmlBeans classes
|JAXB 2.0 Artifacts
|Generates JAXB 2.0 artifacts
|.NET 2.0 Artifacts
|Generates .NET 2.0 artifacts using wsdl.exe
|Generates GSoap artifacts using wsdl2h and soap2cpp
|Launch Tcp Mon for monitoring SOAP traffic
|Creates an empty ReadyAPIject.
|Creates a new SOAP project.
|Creates a new REST project.
|Imports an existing ReadyAPIject into the current workspace
|Saves all projects in the current workspace
|Opens the SoapUI forum.
|Opens the ReadyAPI Trial download page.
|Sets global soapUI preferences
|Apply proxy defined in global preferences
|Searches the soapUI support forum
|Show online help
Congratulations, You now have a brief knowledge of what SoapUI is, the Advantages of becoming a PRO member, and all the basics of SoapUI.