Overview

This document is addressing Traffic Parrot v3.x.x. Traffic Parrot is a product of WB Software Consultancy Limited. Traffic Parrot v3.x.x is a service virtualization technology. It provides test doubles to support the testing phase of SDLC.

Where does Traffic Parrot fit in?

Traffic Parrot will be used to decouple from the dependencies in the testing phase of your SDLC. Depending on your infrastructure and test plans it can virtualize up to 100% of the test HTTP(S) traffic.

Administration console

The administrator console is accessed by a modern web browser.
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Components

Each Traffic Parrot instance contains an administration console accessible via an HTML web page and a virtual service that the System Under Test will connect to. They run in separate JVM processes.
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Capabilities

Traffic Parrot Enterprise provides a range of functionalities to help you with service virtualization:
  1. HTTP and HTTPS service virtualization
  2. JMS service virtualization (ActiveMQ, IBM MQ 7.5, for more contact us)
  3. Record and playback traffic
  4. Edit recorded traffic
  5. Persisting the mappings on local filesystem in easy to version control format
  6. Adding and editing request/response pairs by manually entering details
  7. Adding and editing request/response pairs by using templates defined in a scenario file
  8. Request matching
    • XML, JSON or other body content
    • XPath matching
    • Regular expression matching
    • Header value matching
    • Request URLs and path matching
  9. HTTP Passthrough mode
  10. Recording proxied HTTPS traffic
  11. Response templates with many types of extensions
  12. Generating responses based on data from CSV files
  13. Simulating delayed responses
  14. Simulating error and faulty HTTP responses and network faults
  15. Filtering recording by content type
  16. Logs access via browser
  17. Importing traffic from other service virtualization tools (on request)
  18. Running in Docker, Kubernetes, OpenShift
  19. And many more, explore the documentation for more details

Supported platforms

Traffic Parrot requires Oracle Java JVM version 1.7.0 or above. Traffic Parrot runs on most hardware platforms and operating systems supporting JVM 1.7.0. That includes most server, desktop and laptop hardware providers as well as most operating systems like Windows, Linux and other UNIX systems.

Minimum hardware requirements

  • 256MB RAM
  • 100MB HDD

Minimum software requirements

  • Oracle Java JDK version 1.7.0 or above
  • Chrome, Firefox, MS Edge or IE 10+ web browser