Category: Developer Life Cycle Tool
Description: The Coral Web services lifecycle collaboration platform from Mindreef comprises servers that act as hubs for housing Web service data and tools that test, diagnose and support Web services collaboratively. The servers incorporate data from the Mindreef SOAPscope diagnostic tool for Web services. Using Coral, architects can codify organizational policy and administer custom rules, while operations and support staff can check for causes when compliance problems arise. Coral Web supports functional and regression testing. A Web serves simulation tool supports prototypic of Web services.
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Expert commentary: "Mindreef Coral came out toward the end of the year and immediately set a new standard for tools for working with service-oriented applications. Plenty of tools have bitten off some little piece of working with SOAs, but Coral is the first to provide and end-to-end browser-based development environment to handle everything from setting standards to contract-first design to tools to simplify debugging to simulating the responses that a Web service will give after it's built. Coral packs an immense amount of power into a clean and attractive interface, and will work with whatever tools you're using for your SOA. If you're trying to stitch together disparate XML-based tools without this help, you're missing an important bet."