SoapUI is a commercial, yet freely distributed software project that has been designed to be used as a handy utility for functional testing, compliance testing, surveillance testing, security testing, as well as for inspecting, monitoring, invoking, simulating or mocking of SOAP/WSDL and REST/WADL-based APIs.
The de-facto standard for API testing
SoapUI has been declared the de-facto standard for API testing, and includes support for the REST (Representational State Transfer), SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol), JMS (Java Message Service), JDBC (Java Database Connectivity), AMF (Action Message Format), HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol) and POX (Plain Old XML) protocols.
Among its highlights, we can mention that it can be used for service simulation, service mocking, code generation, POX testing, AMF testing, SOAP testing, REST testing, load testing, functional testing, JMS testing, JDBC testing, as well as security testing. It has over 5,5 million downloads and it’s distributed as part of SmartBear Software project, which produces powerful QA and development tools.
In addition, it can be used as a code generator tool. The software also lets users to easily and quickly create advanced performance tests, as well as to run automated functional tests. SoapUI works well with all GNU/Linux, for which it’s distributed as pre-built binary packages in the tar.gz and sh file formats, supporting both 64-bit (x86_64) and 32-bit (x86) instruction set architectures. The Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X operating systems are also supported.
Under the hood and availability
The program has been written entirely in the Java programming language and uses the Java Swing technology for its graphical user interface. For your convenience, it is distributed as a pre-built generic binary package that includes the JAR executable, as well as installers for the 32-bit and 64-bit hardware platforms, in the sh file format. Pricing information for SoapUI Pro can be found on the project’s website.