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"Java Testing and Design: From Unit Testing to Automated Web Tests"
Building Web-enabled Applications Efficiently
April 5, 2004,
Volume 74, Issue 1

Learn how to build production-worthy, scalable and high performance Web-enabled applications with this newly released book by Frank Cohen. With the presentation of various techniques, methodology and tools, Cohen explains how developers, QA technicians and IT managers can effectively work together to achieve unprecedented productivity in development and test automation.

This 544-page book serves as a guide to perfecting the scalability, performance and functionality of Web-enabled applications through the right selection of design, coding and testing techniques.

Cohen lists the new APIs, protocols and tools that are scheduled to be a part of the next generation of JavaTM 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EETM platform), .NET and open-source systems. These new software libraries, tools and techniques along with "JavaTM Testing and Design: From Unit Testing to Automated Web Tests," enable complex, highly functional and interoperable software applications to be expediently and efficiently created.

The book covers topics, including:

  • Software development and test automation methodologies
  • Exposes the scalability problems in SOAP-based Web Services
  • Building, testing and monitoring integrated multiple-protocol Web-enabled applications
  • Performance kits for developers using Sun JavaTM System (formerly SunTM ONE), BEA WebLogic and IBM WebSphere
  • Architecture, code and test agents for the J2EE platform, Web Services, P2P and .NET
  • Secure Internet services using current and next-generation technologies and more

"This book offers practical, concrete advice about how to stay in tune with your project and ensure that your products are at least as good as your plans," commented Phil Goodwin, staff engineer at Sun. "This book shows how to understand what application you want to write, what strategies are likely to get you there, and then how to measure your level of success."

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