Issue Management and Feature Development for OGC’s TEAM Engine
Ensuring true interoperability through OGC web service testing
The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) sought development support for their TEAM Engine (Test, Evaluation, And Measurement Engine), in particular, for maintenance and evolution of the core framework, existing test suites and test suite candidates. The TEAM Engine is a Java-based application for testing web services and other information resources. It executes test suites developed using the popular TestNG framework, OGC Compliance Test Language (CTL) scripts, and possibly other JVM-friendly languages. It is lightweight and easy to run from the command line or as a web application. The TEAM Engine can be used to test almost any type of service or information resource. It is the official test harness used by the OGC’s compliance program.
52°North has previously participated in activities related to the OGC API Processes test framework as part of the OGC Testbed-17. The software consulting services continue on this basis. We carried out this project in close collaboration with OGC and lat/lon as the overall manager of the TEAM Engine. After a successful first iteration, this collaboration between the OGC and 52°North was recently extended for another year.