Advanced SoapUI Training Agenda at SmartBear Connect 2018

September 30, 2018 Comments Off on Advanced SoapUI Training Agenda at SmartBear Connect 2018

I’m looking forward to presenting a series of eight advanced SoapUI API testing talks at the upcoming SmartBear Connect conference in Boston on October 29. Here’s what I’ll be covering:

  1. Determining if your API is behaving properly requires examining the contents of the responses it returns. This session will showcase some of SoapUI’s most powerful message evaluation assertions.
  2. Automating your API tests means avoiding hard-coded, rigid message response evaluations. This session will teach you how you can apply flexibility when examining what your APIs return.
  3. Using XPath expressions in your SoapUI assertions offer tremendous productivity enhancements versus writing Groovy code. This session will show you how to create powerful and flexible XPath.
  4. Many applications incorporate multiple APIs. In this session, you’ll learn how to use the SoapUI data sources that enable feeding the output of one API to subsequent API calls.
  5. It’s important to use diverse data when testing your APIs. SoapUI includes robust data generation features, which we’ll explore in this session.
  6. Testing APIs means coping with ever-changing endpoints, security credentials, database connections, and so on. As you’ll learn in this session, SoapUI’s environments greatly simplify this vital responsibility.
  7. API testing responsibilities are often shared among multiple people. In this session, you’ll see how easy it is to utilize composite projects and Git to boost your teamwork.
  8. SmartBear continues to significantly improve SoapUI’s integration with the entire software development pipeline. This session will highlight just one example by demonstrating how to link your API testing efforts with Jenkins’ continuous integration/continuous delivery features.

 

 

Advanced SoapUI Pro training at SmartBear Connect!

April 30, 2018 Comments Off on Advanced SoapUI Pro training at SmartBear Connect!

SmartBear has just announced its second annual user conference, to be held in Boston on October 29 & 30. Training will be a big part of this year’s agenda. If you’re interested in strengthening your SoapUI Pro skills, you’ll want to stay tuned to this blog for more details about a whole day of hands-on advanced training that we’re planning to deliver.

New training course for API performance testing using LoadUI NG Pro

November 30, 2015 Comments Off on New training course for API performance testing using LoadUI NG Pro

As a longtime user, trainer, and consultant for SmartBear’s excellent SoapUI API functional testing software, I’m happy to announce the availability of a new companion course dedicated to mission-critical API performance testing using LoadUI NG Pro.

LoadUI NG Pro is one of the four components that comprise the superb Ready! API platform (the others are SoapUI NG Pro, Secure Pro, and ServiceV Pro), and I believe it has the potential to revolutionize how businesses ensure that their APIs are production-ready.

The hands-on class – which is offered either as a private Webinar or private onsite delivery, and can be paired with site-specific consulting – covers a wide variety of essential subjects:

  • Ready! API Platform & LoadUI NG Pro Architecture
  • Load Testing Concepts & Best Practices
  • Designing and Developing a Load Test
  • Running a Load Test
  • Analyzing Results

If you’d like to get a detailed syllabus and learn more about the course, please email me and I’ll put you in touch with SmartBear.

Data-Driven API testing Webinar recording now available

November 3, 2015 Comments Off on Data-Driven API testing Webinar recording now available

I had a great time talking with Paul Bruce from SmartBear last week about all the great things you can do with data-driven API testing . If you’d like to view the slides, hear the recording, or see the demo, be sure to check out the recording here.

Presenting a Data-driven API Testing Webinar with SmartBear on October 28

October 15, 2015 Comments Off on Presenting a Data-driven API Testing Webinar with SmartBear on October 28

As long as computers are incapable of interacting telepathically, APIs will continue to serve as the predominant approach for cross-system communication over the Internet.

Alas, comprehensive API testing continues to occupy a distressingly low position on the software development To Do list. This is a shame, because there are some fantastic technologies and associated best practices that make it possible to quickly, easily, and thoroughly evaluate APIs for reliability, accuracy, and performance.

Since data-driven probes are some of the most effective techniques to determine if an API is ready for production, Paul Bruce from SmartBear and I will be presenting a technically-focused Webinar on how to employ winning data-oriented strategies in your testing.

To register for the Webinar, click here.

SoapUI Pro On-Demand Training and Certification now available

June 10, 2014 § 1 Comment

I’m happy to announce the availability of on-demand training for SoapUI Pro, along with a comprehensive certification exam. This extensive, self-paced training course gives you all the tools you need to get the most from SoapUI Pro. After you’ve learned about SoapUI Pro’s far-reaching architecture, you’ll discover how to put SoapUI Pro’s features to work to build powerful unit, functional, and security tests.

The class is composed of 3 ½ hours of lectures along with dozens of straightforward, easy-to-understand examples and demonstrations. More than 150 questions will measure your comprehension of the materials, and thus prepare you for the optional SoapUI Pro certification exam.

Here’s a link to the class syllabus; below is a small class sample. 

If you’d like to learn more and register, click here.

Mission-Critical Service Testing Fundamental #4: “Get The Most Productivity From Your Developers and Testers” Webinar is now available

October 29, 2013 § 1 Comment

The fourth installment of my seven part series on service testing best practices is now up on the SmartBear blog. This time, I describe how important it is to make sure that your development and testing teams are working well together. The Webinar is available here.

If you’re interested in being notified of future editions, subscribe to the blog or follow me on Twitter: @RD_Schneider.

Mission-Critical Service Testing Fundamental #2: “Test with Realistic Data” Webinar is now available

June 15, 2013 § 1 Comment

SmartBear has just published the second Webinar in my seven part series of best practices for service and API testing. In this installment, I point out the importance of using lots of realistic data when testing your services. You’ll find it here.

If you’re interested in being notified of future editions, subscribe to the blog or follow me on Twitter: @RD_Schneider.

The Seven Fundamentals of Mission-Critical Service Testing

April 9, 2013 § 3 Comments

Software services – whether SOAP, RESTful, JMS or otherwise, are incredibly important enterprise technology assets that form the foundation of many vital systems and applications. This means that any functionality or performance problems with these services will heavily disrupt your operations.

This makes the job of testing these services more important than ever, yet many enterprises don’t devote the appropriate amount of time, effort, and people to this task. And even when they do, they often don’t follow any kind of formalized testing methodology to help ensure repeatable success.

In this series of Webinars published on the SmartBear blog, I present my take on a set of best practices that you can follow to ensure that your services are production-ready. They include:

  1. Thoroughly Test Your Services
  2. Test Using Large Amounts of Realistic Data
  3. Make Sure Your Services Are Secure
  4. Get the Most Productivity from Your Developers and Testers
  5. Fully Track Your Test Results
  6. Test Your Services Under Anticipated Loads
  7. Make Sure You Govern Your Services

Here’s a link to the introductory Webinar.

Coming to London to talk about NewSQL and NoSQL: two different yet complementary approaches for managing information

December 22, 2012 Comments Off on Coming to London to talk about NewSQL and NoSQL: two different yet complementary approaches for managing information

I’m looking forward to my upcoming visit to SkillsMatter in London on March 11 and 12. I’ll be presenting a class on soapUI Pro as well as talking about some exciting scenarios for NewSQL and NoSQL. From the SkillsMatter website:

Many of today’s data-intensive transactional applications have exposed the uncomfortable truth that traditional RDBMS architectures are reaching their limits and are no longer able to keep pace with the demands of the modern enterprise. Fortunately, the past few years have witnessed the arrival of exciting new technologies – collectively known as NewSQL and NoSQL – that both extend the lifespan of RDBMS platforms as well as offer new information management alternatives.

In this talk, Robert Schneider will portray the challenges that have led up to this moment along with introducing major NewSQL and NoSQL platforms. He’ll also describe several multi-faceted use cases that illustrate how these technologies can work together.

These sessions are always lively and fun – I hope you can join us.

 

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