FAQ: Who is the VIP Developer Test Drive intended for? I'm not a programmer - is this something I can just download and run?
Each VIP Developer Test Drive is designed for developers. There's no fancy installer or flashy graphics, but the download does include documentation, code, and command-line tools.
Experience writing SOAP clients and using client authenticated SSL helps, but that experience is not required. The VIP Authentication Service Developer Test Drive is a fairly simple API.