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Continuing the series, this article will discuss how to test processes which are developed in BizTalk.  For the sake of clarity by a process I mean an end to end implementation of a use case in BizTalk.  This process may include messaging or orchestration elements and a number of ports, possible rules or BAM elements which will combine to implement the process.

Im going to try to keep this post quite short as there is plenty of guidance on this area, but there are a few things I do want to say.

This kind of testing should be automated with BizUnit and not done manually

Rather than doing a BizUnit 101 style post id just like to point to a couple of resources that will help you get started with BizUnit and then in the future I will probably do some posts about custom BizUnit steps or how to test some interesting scenarios.

Some useful resources are as follows:

BizUnit @ CodePlex - www.codeplex.com/bizunit

This is the home of the BizUnit framework

 

BizUnit Extensions - http://www.codeplex.com/bizunitextensions

This project contains additional steps to plug into BizUnit

 

BizTalk Orchestration Profiler - http://www.codeplex.com/BiztalkOrcProfiler

This tool can be used to obtain test coverage statistics for orchestrations

 

BizUnit Designer - http://www.codeplex.com/bud

This is a GUI to help you develop BizUnit tests

 

Also some of my previous posts in this area which you might find useful:

Dynamic WCF BizUnit Step: http://geekswithblogs.net/michaelstephenson/archive/2008/02/03/119235.aspx

Integrating the Orchestration Profiler into your build process: http://geekswithblogs.net/michaelstephenson/archive/2008/01/29/119064.aspx

Generating the C# to call BizUnit Steps: http://geekswithblogs.net/michaelstephenson/archive/2008/01/19/118706.aspx

Resuing your BizUnit Tests from LoadGen: http://geekswithblogs.net/michaelstephenson/archive/2007/12/10/117558.aspx

 

Posted on Tuesday, April 15, 2008 12:06 AM BizTalk , BizTalk Testing | Back to top


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