Web services is a common digital way to implement IT-based solutions for business tasks, where many interconnected systems are laser-focused on assembling these tasks to do everything you need.
They help you achieve your business web-friendly needs one step at a time, like opening a new account, fetching an inventory price or changing someone’s account data.
They help online businesses drive their success, by letting computers do what computers do best – boring straight- forward data-specific critical work.
Knowing that your web services work as expected is essential, and that’s where the need to test comes in.
Web services are how multiple machines interact across a network, regardless of platform or computer language used on either side. A web service implies a behind-the-scenes computer-driven action or group of actions, intelligently contained in a component, which in turn is part of a business process or flow. That larger entity might be a web store or inventory manager or a booking system. This whole structure is part of an architecture known as SOA, where web services are the smallest components. Understanding that structure is essential to designing a test strategy.