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August 16, 2008  5:47 PM

Creating a Solid Test Automation Framework with QTP

Sentinel627 Greg Annen Profile: Sentinel627
IMAP4

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:

August 16, 2008  5:24 PM

Test Automation Metrics: Tracking Progress

Sentinel627 Greg Annen Profile: Sentinel627
IMAP4

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

Sentinel627 Greg Annen Profile: Sentinel627
IMAP4

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

Sentinel627 Greg Annen Profile: Sentinel627
IMAP4

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

Sentinel627 Greg Annen Profile: Sentinel627
IMAP4

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

Sentinel627 Greg Annen Profile: Sentinel627
IMAP4

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>
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July 26, 2008  6:32 PM

Test Automation ROI

Sentinel627 Greg Annen Profile: Sentinel627
IMAP4

Smart QA managers want to know what they are getting in return for spending their ever-tightening budgets on test automation. One way to collect the information needed to make the business case for this expense -- also called the Return On Investment (ROI) -- is to create an Automation...


July 25, 2008  2:53 AM

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

Sentinel627 Greg Annen Profile: Sentinel627
IMAP4

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

Sentinel627 Greg Annen Profile: Sentinel627
IMAP4

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 17, 2008  5:38 AM

Time and Relative Diversions in Space: Part 2

Sentinel627 Greg Annen Profile: Sentinel627
IMAP4

In our last episode: "This document contains the outline for rebuilding our purpose. It is a simple document, yet it contains a complete outline for a new realITy. I request that we observe a moment of stateless silence to clear our caches before I continue."
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