Testing Service-Oriented Architectures: A Primer for the Real World

Matthew Heusser, July 31, 2008: How to test service-oriented architectures is no idle question. A failure in a SOA system at Heathrow Airport’s $8.6 Billion Terminal 5 caused 1.6 British Pounds (about 3.2 million U.S. dollars) of losses in one week. The error? Simply that a filter put in to ensure that the baggage handler was tested in isolation was never removed – so event messages were never passed on to other, dependent systems.

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Date added: 10/16/2008


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