Testing Web Applications

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2 days practical workshop for up to 12 people.
Only £790
The testing of Web applications is a critical discipline, and this course aims to take the student through the testing of all aspects of a Web application, including the front end and its performance and appearance in the browser, through to the back end and testing the components and classes that create the HTML, JSON, and XML. The course, successfully used several times by one of the biggest ISPs in the world, also outlines the testing of Web services, and concludes by introducing the student to a number of testing tools such as JUnit, JMeter, XML Spy, and soapUI.


The training course comprises of instructor-led presentations and practical hands-on exercises. The practical sessions are structured to give the delegates the opportunity to put into practice all of the language constructs covered during the instructor-led sessions. The delegates will be able to take away with them copies of all the code they have written, along with sample solutions and demonstration code.

Training Course Objectives

  • Understand the testing requirements of Web applications
  • Understand the core technologies used in the Web browser
  • Understand the core server side technologies used in modern Web applications
  • Objectively test the usability and effectiveness on browser based Web applications
  • Work with and test XML documents and understand the difference between well formed and valid XML data
  • Understand the role of Web services and how to test Web services
  • Testing Web applications for scalability and performance
  • Work with JUnit to unit test server side components of a Web application
  • Work with JMeter to load test and function test a Web application
  • Understand the role of test agents, and be able to use TestMaker to load test Web applications using different test agents

Who it is for

This training course is designed for Web application developers and testers that need to effectively test XML and HTML based Web applications.

Training Course Prerequisites

  • Appreciation of the technologies used in Web application development
  • Appreciation of the key concepts for application testing


Chapter 1 Introduction to Testing

  • Defining testing
  • The importance of testing
  • Overview of Web application testing
  • Creating a comprehensive test plan

Chapter 2 Introduction to Web application architecture

  • Introduction to the core Web application technologies
  • Client side Web technologies
  • Server side Web technologies
  • Architecture of enterprise Web applications

Chapter 3 Introduction to HTML

  • Basic structure of HTML pages
  • Working with text
  • Working with links
  • Working with images
  • Working with tables

Chapter 4 Testing Web Interfaces

  • Identifying users
  • Objective testing of usability
  • Testing consistency
  • Creating Web interface test plans
  • Multiple browsers, screen resolutions and colour depths

Chapter 5 Working with JUnit

  • Use object-orientation and encapsulation
  • Define and use objects
  • Describe value-type vs. reference types
  • Define object construction and accessibility

Chapter 6 Introduction to Web Services

  • The role of Web Services
  • The role of SOAP and WSDL
  • Interoperable Web services
  • Testing Web services

Chapter 7 Introduction to RESTful Services

  • The role of REST
  • JSON Syntax
  • Testing RESTful APIs

Chapter 8 Stress and Performance Testing

  • Different types of stress testing
  • Load testing
  • Performance testing
  • Using server monitoring tools
  • Using and working with log files

Chapter 9 Working with JMeter

  • Load testing an application with JMeter
  • Functional testing with JMeter
  • Identifying multithreading errors using JMeter