Web services technology and new architecture paradigms will take software development into a new dimension, which the testing world is unprepared for.
When you look beyond the hype, many uncertainties still exist for the tester. Support for testing web services hasn't been oversold, it's been rather thin on the ground.
Testing may be seen as less glamorous than web services development environments, but is crucial to their success. If adequate support is not given to producing reliable, thoroughly tested systems, then business applications will fail. These failures may not only be inconvenient, but also costly in terms of company reputation and liability.
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