The mechanism I use to regression test web services is the same as the mechanism I test API, which is by using:

  • Curl
  • Ruby
Curl is main tool to call the web services and it sits inside the Ruby script which is used to do other functions such as checking the output, etc.
For example, the Curl command below will pass the XML file to the JobSource web service and pipe the output to another XML file:

 f=IO.popen(“curl –request POST –header ‘Content-type: text/xml’ –data @jobSource2.xml -s -v -D –  2>/dev/null>result.xml”).readlines