Webservices testing with Jmeter

Webservice: Web service is a method of making various applications communicates with each other automatically over the Internet.

The term Web services describes a standardized way of integrating Web-based applications using the XML, SOAP, WSDL and UDDI open standards over an Internet protocol backbone. XML is used to tag the data, SOAP is used to transfer the data, WSDL is used for describing the services available and UDDI is used for listing what services are available.

Web Services have three basic platform elements: SOAP, WSDL and UDDI.

SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol): SOAP is a simple XML-based protocol to let applications exchange information over HTTP.

WSDL (Web Services Description Language): WSDL is an XML-based language for describing Web services and how to access them.

UDDI (Universal Description, Discovery and Integration): UDDI is a directory service where businesses can register and search for Web services.

Webservice you can use:
http://www.webservicex.net/
http://www.xmethods.net/
http://www.w3schools.com/webservices/tempconvert.asmx?WSDL
http://www.startvbdotnet.com/web/sample2.asmx?WSDL
http://www50.brinkster.com/vbfacileinpt/np.asmx?wsdl (prime number)

Tutorials:
http://wso2.org/library/3862 http://mattharrah.com/blog/software-development/jmeter-and-web-services-part-i/
http://wso2.org/library/1085
http://javaboutique.internet.com/tutorials/JMeter/index-9.html http://www.testingminded.com/2009/01/tutorial-on-testing-webservices-with.html
http://www.oracle.com/technology/pub/articles/dev2arch/2006/08/jmeter-performance-testing3.html

SOAP Client:
http://www.soapclient.com/soaptest.html

SOAPUI tool is specifically built to test webservices.