Download WsiHero (3MB)
Last week was an important moment for web services interoperability: WS-I has approved the final versions of Basic Profile (BP) 1.0 and 2.0 and of Reliable Secure Profile (RSP) 1.0. These profiles are a set of rules which web services vendors and consumers are expected to comply with in order to support interoperability. The original profile goes back to 2004 and was highly successful in improving web services interoperability.
So how do we test our web services for WSI profiles compliance?
The WSI site contains a deliverables section which has a few command line utilities to check the services. Using these command lines directly has some overhead like a learning curve for all the options, preparing the input wsdl / soap files in the specific log format, and repeating this manual task every time.
I have written the WsiHero utility to make this validation simpler.
How to become a WSI hero?
If you want to easily validate your service for WSI compliance and become a WSI hero then Download WsiHero. It is a GUI application which saves you the need to deal with the WSI command line and its strict log format.
Download WsiHero (3MB)
1. Ensure Microsoft .Net framework 2.0 or higher is installed (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=0856eacb-4362-4b0d-8edd-aab15c5e04f5&displaylang=en).
2. Ensure Java 5 or higher is installed (http://www.java.com/en/download/index.jsp).
3. Download WsiHero and extract it to some folder, for example c:\program files\WsiHero.
4. Since it is not legal for me to distribute the WSI command line utility, please download it by yourself as follows:
Download these two zip files to your machine:
Do not extract them, just put them as .zip in the WsiHero folder (c:\program files\WsiHero). Do not change their names.
In case the direct links do not work for some reason here is how to get the above files from the WSI site: From the "deliverables" section of the site download "BP 1.2 and 2.0 Test Tools package" and "Reliable Secure Profile Delivery Package".
1. Run WsiHero.exe from its folder.
2. Paste a Wsdl or a Soap file location into the text box and press "Add".
For example any of the following can be put in the text box:
If you do not have any Wsdl available you can to use http://webservices.daehosting.com/services/TemperatureConversions.wso?WSDL
3. Repeat step (2) any number of times.
4. Click the arrow near the validation button and choose the validation type you want to perform:
After a few seconds (depending on the input size) the WSI report will appear:
I plan to open source and enhance this utility soon.
Let me know if you have any problem or a feedback.