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Re: Interop testing

From: Mark Nottingham <mark.nottingham@bea.com>
Date: Tue, 9 Aug 2005 09:29:28 -0700
Message-Id: <65785358-B608-4B91-9F6F-7FBDE3981733@bea.com>
Cc: paul.downey@bt.com, public-ws-addressing@w3.org
To: Katy Warr <katy_warr@uk.ibm.com>

Hi Katy,

On 05/08/2005, at 3:34 AM, Katy Warr wrote:
> 1. Is this likely to be going to be f2f testing or will  
> participants simply publish remote endpoints?

We'll have to figure that out; it's pretty much up to us. In past W3C  
WGs I've participated in, people have self-submitted their test  
results; i.e., they're not verified or tested for interop, just for  
feature coverage and correctness. We can certainly do interop testing  
if we like, of course; as Philippe has mentioned, we could hold an  
internop workshop to do more.

> 2. If the procedure is likely to be that the participants publish  
> remote endpoints (without need for meeting), what sort of timescale  
> is usually expected for this testing phase?  For example, would  
> participants have a few weeks to run tests and resolve problems or  
> would the interop be more intense - such as a week focussed on  
> problem resolution and testing?

Don't know yet. In past interop testing efforts I've been involved  
in, we had a number of small, intense and focused interop mini- 
sessions leading up to a bigger event.

The straw-man that I have in mind is a (semi-sequential) list of  
things that need to happen; if we had discussion around it, it might  
help answer these questions.

1. Agree on and document testable features, and their optionality
2. Agree on and document test targets (e.g., service instance,  
service consumer)
3. Design a test scenario for each feature/target combination as  
applicable, with success criteria
4. Hold a number of virtual (i.e., over the net) interop sessions  
around specific features in isolation
5. Give feedback to implementors / specification from interop testing
6. Hold one F2F interop event testing features together (probably NOT  
a normal meeting of the WG)
7. Documentation of interop results to exit CR

Comments?

Cheers,

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Mark Nottingham   Principal Technologist
Office of the CTO   BEA Systems
Received on Tuesday, 9 August 2005 16:29:35 GMT

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