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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 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...


July 25, 2008  2:53 AM

HP QuickTest Professional Tips ‘n’ Tricks – July ’08 Part II



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

Args("maties")! More tricky bits for ye! Sorry, I just HAD to say that! But it does make a point: not everything works quite as you might expect in QuickTest Pro. Using Parameters with QTP Scripts Parameters can be predefined for a QTP Action script, under File -->...


July 22, 2008  4:17 AM

function junction: strings ‘n’ things



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

VBScript, the internal language of HP QuickTest Pro, is rather handy for manipulating text strings. This is especially useful when you are trying to verify a test step where only part of your actual data will match your expected data, or vice versa.

Here is a simple...


July 11, 2008  8:20 PM

HP QuickTest Professional Tips ‘n’ Tricks – July 2008



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

Periodically, I hope to post a few helpful suggestions about using HP's QuickTest Professional automated test tool. These are the tricky little things that are obvious once you stumble across then actually use them. Perhaps someone else will benefit by my stumbling. Environment.Value and...


July 11, 2008  3:17 AM

Types of Test Automation Frameworks



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

In a previous posting, we examined the evolution of automation frameworks. How are frameworks being implemented today by various QA organizations? Here's a basic summary of the types of test automation currently in use: Ad-Hoc

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July 9, 2008  1:51 AM

function junction: self-destructive pop-up



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

I use HP (formerly Mercury) QuickTest Professional for most of my functional test automation. This tool uses Windows' VBScript as its internal scripting language. VBScript is...


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