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September 11, 2008  6:45 PM

HP QuickTest Pro 10 Beta



Posted by: Sentinel627
Functional testing, HP Quality Center, HP QuickTest Professional, Software Quality

My current employer is about to participate in a beta test for HP's QuickTest Professional 10 release, also known as "Atlantis". This release was demo'ed at HP's Software Universe expo this summer. I did not attend this event, but from what I have read, it has some long-awaited...

September 1, 2008  3:36 AM

Virtualization: the ‘QuickTest Appliance’ Concept



Posted by: Sentinel627
Functional testing, HP Quality Center, HP QuickTest Professional, Software Quality, Virtualization

VMWare Server is a great product. It can be used to host Virtual Machines (VMs) that operate independently from each other and from the host server, creating a tightly controlled test execution environment. Here's an example: QTP VM...</p>			</div>

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August 21, 2008  3:25 AM

function junction: File System Object



Posted by: Sentinel627
Development, Functional testing, HP QuickTest Professional, Software Quality

Writing functions that make use of the methods exposed by the Windows file system object might seem trivial at first, but take my word for it, it is a worthwhile activity. If you use HP QuickTest Pro for test automation, or even need to do some system maintenance with VBScript, these simple scripts...


August 16, 2008  6:43 PM

Introduction to HP QuickTest Pro Objects



Posted by: Sentinel627
Functional testing, HP QuickTest Professional, Microsoft Windows, Software Quality

HP QuickTest Professional uses an Object Repository to store information about the various fields and controls used to build the user interface of a software application. This repository is essentially a database of the names and properties of all the objects encountered during test script...


August 16, 2008  5:47 PM

Creating a Solid Test Automation Framework with QTP



Posted by: Sentinel627
Functional testing, HP Quality Center, HP QuickTest Professional, Software Quality

HP's QuickTest Pro can itself be used to build a test automation framework. Listed below are some of the characteristics you should take into consideration during the design phase. Test automation scripts and functions should:

  • Be Reusable and...


August 16, 2008  5:24 PM

Test Automation Metrics: Tracking Progress



Posted by: Sentinel627
Development, Functional testing, Software Quality

Did you ever have one of those days/weeks/months when your boss walks nervously into your office and says in that 'I-just-came-out-of-a-very-long-and-gruesome-meeting' tone of voice, "Well, , how's that automation project coming all?" You figure that just answering "Fine" probably is not enough in...


August 12, 2008  12:45 AM

Functional Testing of Web Services: Part IV



Posted by: Sentinel627
Functional testing, HP QuickTest Professional, soapUI, Software Quality, Web services, Web services testing

Two other web service test tools which deserve honorable mention in our comparison tests were: soapUI, available as Open Source or in a pro version distributed by eviware; and HP's QuickTest Professional Web Services Add-In. soapUI


August 7, 2008  3:39 AM

Functional Testing of Web Services: Part III



Posted by: Sentinel627
Functional testing, HP Quality Center, SOAP, SOAPSonar, Software Quality, VUGen, Web services, Web services testing

After determining the requirements for functional testing of web services, it was necessary to examine some of the readily available test tools. My employer depends on the HP (formerly Mercury Interactive) suite for most test automation, and our performance test gurus recommended a LoadRunner...


August 1, 2008  7:41 PM

Functional Testing of Web Services: Part II



Posted by: Sentinel627
Functional testing, SOAP, Software Quality, Web services, Web services testing, WSDL, XML

In a previous posting, we examined the definition and basic functionality of a web service. Now let's discuss the process behind testing web services. In order to perform any effective automated functional testing, two components are absolutely essential: good test data, and an adequate test...


July 30, 2008  10:20 PM

Functional Testing of Web Services: Part I



Posted by: Sentinel627
Functional testing, SOAP, Software Quality, Web services, Web services testing, WSDL, XML

Usually when you think of functional testing, you visualize some sort of User Interface (UI) for inputting data: a well-defined form or page with fields and arrows and boxes and other eye-candy. Graphical User...</p>			</div>

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