Wednesday, March 27, 2013

C#: GlobalAddressCompare With HTTPWebRequest()

A small project I provided a couple of years ago was for the benefit of the international QA team at Melissa Data. They wanted to automate the generation and comparison of their own street address formats returned from our product with the values returned by Google Maps API, Bing Maps API, and Address Doctor.

In an example run, the application whose UI is shown above reads a large list of street addresses from an tester-prepared input file and submits each of them via an C# HTTPWebRequest call to the Google and Bing Maps web services as well as the Address Doctor product that we run in -house. Upon receiving the web XML-formatted responses it filters them so only the relevant, comparable data remains -- presented for visual side-by-side comparison and then compares the results returned by the selected services,

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