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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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July 26, 2008  6:32 PM

Test Automation ROI



Posted by: Sentinel627
Development, Functional testing, Software Quality

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



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 17, 2008  5:38 AM

Time and Relative Diversions in Space: Part 2



Posted by: Sentinel627
Software Quality

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."
"I...


July 17, 2008  4:44 AM

Time and Relative Diversions in Space: Part 1



Posted by: Sentinel627
Software Quality

"Robots building robots? Now that's just stupid." - Detective Del Spooner in I, Robot, a 2004 science fiction film written by Isaac Asimov (book) and Jeff Vintar (screenplay), directed by Alex Proyas.

a bit of speculative fiction
"I am no longer certain...


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