Tools for defect management, Test case management have been already very popular among the masses as far as functional testing is concerned.
Please take a look, and give feedback positive or negative. Thinking about the consequences, some ideas came up: Ok, we may implement them in a well known language supported by a mighty IDE, but more artefacts, which needs to maintained will appear.
I know projects, where the test projects grew as complex as the application under test. This recommandation is only valid, with the statement, that business logic has to be clearly seperated from the GUI layer.
What do you thin about that?
Kaveri May 10, at I was been enjoying it for times. But I disagree with your approach to heavyweight record-n-playback tools usage with Agile context. It is comparison between the most uneffective, unreasonable Big Vendors Tool usage performed by non-qualified users with some smaller and more specific solution in well-setup process context.
And the most unfair thing is that you make comparison with tools working on different levels e. My comments for this may take even more text than your post, so I can describe it in separate article and put the link here, because almost each text line of this post is under doubt.
Only comparable things should be compared. Of course, if you wish. But the last thing to be mentioned is that I may recommend this post to people really thinking that ability to record some actions in specific tool makes them experts in test automation.
Alexandra Imrie July 28, at 3: Another tool to add to the list would be GUIdancer http: It supports an early test automation start, and the separation of the test flow from implementation details.
We have been expressing many of these ideas for years to deaf ears. You encouraged us to talk about tools that address these issues. To a lesser extent it also addresses test-first, but there is some work to do there still.
When people trained on first use more effective tools, they try to do what they have always done, and it takes a while before they get it that there is a different way of thinking about test automation. Part of the issue is also fear of change.
Eventually it is a pleasant transition — who wants to be thinking script details when you can be thinking test architecture? Something not explicitly mentioned above is documentation — a much underestimated and underimplemented part of test automation. Test automation tools need to help document the test suites as much as possible, in ways useful to the interaction between dev and QA specialists.
SmartScript helps test engineers stay out of the weeds and provide more value to the dev team by automatically documenting test cases to make it easy for developers to reproduce bugs There is one current sub-trend you hint at which I would argue against, and that is the idea that everyone needs to have developer-level skills to be a useful team member.
I would argue that a better philosophy is to destroy silos by making test automation something that anyone can implement and maintain very easily.
This leads to morale improvement, enhanced net speed of implementation, great staffing flexibility, and more consistent results.
This could be a long-term debate in most of the Organizations which needs Automation for Agile Process.
Were there is many changes in the requirement often, they have to fight with automation is the fact. Mikael Petterson November 2, at You are on top of it.What will you do if you wish to send customized information to your QTP/UFT test results?
or if you want to disable reporting of steps in the test results? or if you want to dynamically get the location where test results are stored. Sep 09, · And the result is: Note: The numeration begins from zero. That's why I use book to access first item.; How to change the year of second book?
I skip the opening and saving of XML file (see above QTP script). Test Automation Scripts. A test is considered as a single action or a sequence of actions, that defines whether a specific feature meets functional requirements. 1 Agile Test Planning with the Agile Testing Quadrants ADP Testing Workshop Lisa Crispin With Material from Janet Gregory and Brian Marick's Agile Testing Matrix.
Great post! I have similar experiences: * It really helps developers writing testable code if they have to write automated tests for it. You get a much deeper understanding of testability that way. Test Summary Report is an important deliverable which is prepared at the end of a Testing project, or rather after Testing is completed.
The prime objective of this document is to explain various details and activities about the Testing performed for the Project, to the respective stakeholders like Senior Management, Client etc.