iTKO’s LISA 4.5 Extends Automated SOA Lifecycle Testing

iTKO LISA, a provider of testing, validation and virtualization solutions for SOA, has integrated edition its LISA 4.5 lifecycle software within Eclipse. LISA Eclipse Edition offers deep integration with Source Control, Lifecycle Management, SWT interface elements, and many otehr Eclipse IDE features.

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iTKO LISA, a provider of testing, validation and virtualization solutions for SOA and enterprise software, has launched an integrated edition of its LISA 4.5 software within Eclipse. The new software offers capabilities for automating unit, functional, regression, load and performance testing within the workflow of the development platform.

The new LISA Eclipse Edition offers deep integration with many aspects of the platform, including the IDE, Source Control, Lifecycle Management, SWT interface elements, and other tools that operate inside of Eclipse, the company said. In adition, LISA test case documents can be stored and executed within the workflow of any Eclipse-based development project.

"We are committed to ensuring that our customers can leverage LISA to ensure quality throughout the software lifecycle using their process tools of choice," said John Michelsen, founder and Chief Scientist, iTKO, in a statement. "With LISA Eclipse Edition, we have provided a very complete set of features that will ultimately make developers more productive and agile within the Eclipse platform."

iTKO's '4 C's' Approach to Delivering SOA Quality and Agility
At iTKO, engineers have been working with customers for years on how to get complex, service-based architectures to deliver on their intended value. The company has distilled that domain expertise into LISA, and within a best practices framework iTKO calls the "4 C's" for Quality and Agility:

1. Complete testing of business workflows across every heterogeneous technology layer of the SOA, at both a system and component level.

2. Collaborative involvement of the whole team in quality throughout the lifecycle. Enable both developers and non-programmers to define and share verifiable test cases that prove how SOA meets business requirements.

3. Continuous validation of changing software architectures, as they are consumed at runtime, ensuring that service levels continue to be met as the system dynamically changes.

4. Constraint-Free virtualization, using a Virtual Services Environment (VSE) to model and emulate the behavior of highly constrained or unavailable live services and shared systems, enabling increased agility for testers and developers at drastically lower cost.

LISA 4.5 now expands on the usability and value of the already market-leading SOA Testing solution by augmenting its usability in all client platforms, increasing SOA Policy and BPM testing support, and providing robust behavioral virtualization of constrained systems. With LISA, the entire team can create, manage and orchestrate tests, validate business processes, and virtualize service environments to prevent costly application failures and errors. Customers accelerate time-to-market for delivering new functionality, while reducing the overall cost and effort of maintaining high service levels.

Using LISA's no-code UI within Eclipse, developers can rapidly build and execute tests, without having to change context to another tool to test, according to iTKO.

Because developers can open, share and run LISA test cases within the Eclipse environment, they're able start testing and validating a component level earlier in the process, and they are more productive, the company said.

Existing suites of test code, such as JUnit tests, are also executable within LISA, and LISA can be invoked from within JUnit tests, so that existing test development efforts remain relevant to development teams, the company said.