QA Focus:

September, 2008


September 30, 2008  1:00 AM

HP QuickTest Pro 10 Beta: Antediluvian

Sentinel627 Greg Annen Profile: Sentinel627

Mondays are frequently "One of Those Days", where I start off by questioning myself over and over "Why did I get into this business of test automation? What was I thinking??" Then I hear the dire financial news, look at my personal slice of the national debt, and realize that it's too late in my...

September 30, 2008  12:24 AM

Functional Testing of Web Services: Part VI

Sentinel627 Greg Annen Profile: Sentinel627

See: I didn't make you wait too long for that SOAP submission tool. Lucky for all of us those gurus that write FireFox add-ons came up with one that does just what we want! Called Poster, it's described as "A developer tool for interacting with web services and other web resources that lets you...


September 29, 2008  11:58 PM

Functional Testing of Web Services: Part V

Sentinel627 Greg Annen Profile: Sentinel627

In my never-ending (or so it seems) quest for a cool set of tools for testing web services, I have come across another free(ware)bie, TCPMonitor. You can download a version from here. First, define a Port to be used for intercepting requests/responses...


September 27, 2008  1:36 AM

Agilimation: Test Automation in Agile Methodology – Part II

Sentinel627 Greg Annen Profile: Sentinel627

The last time we talked about 'Agilimation', we looked at the Manifesto for Agile Software Development and some of the Principles that make a test automation scripter cringe. This time, let's look at...


September 25, 2008  1:50 AM

HP QuickTest Pro 10 Beta: The End?

Sentinel627 Greg Annen Profile: Sentinel627

Yesterday I said, "I hope I don’t find out tomorrow that QTP 10 is not compatible with QC 9.0." Guess what? QTP 10 is not compatible with Quality Center 9.0 -- at least as far as saving Business Components, scripted or otherwise! It does allow me to save QTP scripts, function libraries,...


September 23, 2008  1:43 AM

HP QuickTest Pro 10 Beta: It Begins

Sentinel627 Greg Annen Profile: Sentinel627

Finding Atlantis Today I began installing the QuickTest Pro Version 10 Beta. I would have done this last week, except that HP insisted that the installation files be downloaded from a storage website -- from several websites, I should say, because 7 RAR files each ~200MB used up...


September 16, 2008  3:52 AM

Agilimation: Test Automation in Agile Methodology – Part I

Sentinel627 Greg Annen Profile: Sentinel627

A lot of organizations claim to be doing Agile development, but it's often difficult to pin down exactly what they mean by that claim. I remember reading the Manifesto for Agile Software Development and thinking, "Well, that's one way to get managers and...


September 16, 2008  3:20 AM

function junction: Objects in a Web Frame

Sentinel627 Greg Annen Profile: Sentinel627

Here is a very handy structure for dealing with objects contained in a web frame:

Set rc = frmObj.Object.getElementsByTagName("IMG") numObjs = rc.length If numObjs > 0 Then For i=0 to numObjs-1 objClass = "" : objText = "" : objID = "" On Error...


September 13, 2008  4:20 AM

The Birth of Business Process Testing

Sentinel627 Greg Annen Profile: Sentinel627

Not recently, several test tool vendors introduced a concept known as Business Process Testing. In general, it's a method for organizing test assets in such a way that their relationship to the business processes they represent is obvious to the non-technical user. To understand what this...


September 13, 2008  3:27 AM

HP Mercury QTP and QC: Links

Sentinel627 Greg Annen Profile: Sentinel627

Recommended links for some really good information related to HP Mercury Quality Center and QuickTest Professional: TDForums: http://tdforums.tdadmins.com/index.php?act=idx Titled as "An HP Software Community", this...


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