Mindreef Inc., Hollis, N.H., today released the latest version of its Web services diagnostic system. Mindreef said its new SOAPscope 2.0 includes a collection of tools that allow users to better understand and solve Web Services Description Language (WSDL)-related problems. The features include:
- See It: SOAPscope provides pseudocode, tree, syntax-colored XML and raw views of a WSDL document.
- Check It: Automatically checks a WSDL against WS-I Basic Profile 1.0, as well as the WSDL 1.1 specification and Mindreef's own knowledge base of "best practices."
- Try It: Allows users to call and test a Web service. It is designed as a troubleshooting aid to allow users to test different conditions when determining the cause of problem.
- Diff It: Provides a view of what has changed since the last time a WSDL was modified. A small change in a WSDL can create many errors. "DIFFing" a WSDL against a previous version clarifies the change that may have been the root of the errors.