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September 30, 2008  1:00 AM

HP QuickTest Pro 10 Beta: Antediluvian



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

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 27, 2008  1:36 AM

Agilimation: Test Automation in Agile Methodology – Part II



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

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?



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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...


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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