Date Added: Oct 2012
Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) is generally defined as a business-centric IT architectural approach that supports integrating businesses as linked, repeatable business tasks, or services. The successful deployment of SOA implementation in any enterprise is ensured by testing of applications. An inspection of recent research achievements related to SOA testing is present in this paper. Testing challenges from the viewpoint of different stakeholders along with different levels of testing, including unit, integration, end to end and regression testing are analyzed. Further the ways to improve functional testing of SOA applications created using Web Services is explored.