Coyote: An XML-based framework for Web services testing

W. T. Tsai, R. Paul, Weiwei Song, Zhibin Cao

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68 Scopus citations


Web services received significant attention recently and several important Web service platforms such as.NET are now available. The testing and evaluation of Web services are important for both service providers and subscribers. This paper proposes an XML-based object-oriented testing framework Coyote to test Web services rapidly. Coyote consists of two parts: test master and test engine. The test master allows testers to specify test scenarios and cases as well as performing various analyses such as dependency analysis, completeness and consistency, and converts WSDL specifications into test scenarios. The test engine interacts with the Web services under test, and provides tracing information. The test framework incorporates concepts from object-oriented application frameworks so that it is relatively easy to change test scenarios/cases. Due to the distributed nature of Web services, Coyote focuses on integration testing instead of module testing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of IEEE International Symposium on High Assurance Systems Engineering
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)0769517692
StatePublished - 2002
Event7th IEEE International Symposium on High Assurance Systems Engineering, HASE 2002 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: Oct 23 2002Oct 25 2002


Other7th IEEE International Symposium on High Assurance Systems Engineering, HASE 2002


  • Computer science
  • Data mining
  • Engines
  • Performance analysis
  • Performance evaluation
  • Runtime
  • Simple object access protocol
  • System testing
  • Systems engineering and theory
  • Web services

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality


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