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July 17, 2008  4:44 AM

Time and Relative Diversions in Space: Part 1

Sentinel627 Greg Annen Profile: Sentinel627
IMAP4

"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...

July 15, 2008  4:56 AM

Automated Test Steps

Sentinel627 Greg Annen Profile: Sentinel627
IMAP4

Simply stated, automated testing is the programmatic execution of test cases. Computers are very literal beasties. In order to accomodate the interpreted scripting language that is typically at the core of a test tool, the test steps in an automated test case must be more granular than your typical...


July 11, 2008  8:20 PM

HP QuickTest Professional Tips ‘n’ Tricks – July 2008

Sentinel627 Greg Annen Profile: Sentinel627
IMAP4

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

Sentinel627 Greg Annen Profile: Sentinel627
IMAP4

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


July 9, 2008  1:51 AM

function junction: self-destructive pop-up

Sentinel627 Greg Annen Profile: Sentinel627
IMAP4

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...


July 4, 2008  4:30 AM

Automated Software Testing: In The Beginning

Sentinel627 Greg Annen Profile: Sentinel627
IMAP4

Like other living things, software QA processes evolve over time. From its humble beginnings, test automation has undergone a similar transformation. The first stage of test automation was the 'Record and Playback' age. Tools were marketed for their ability to record a typical user session and...


July 2, 2008  5:00 PM

Who wants to be an automater?

Sentinel627 Greg Annen Profile: Sentinel627
IMAP4

Modern commercial test tools claim that it is easier than ever for a QA person with manual testing expertise to create and execute automated tests. But who really wants to become a developer of automated scripts? Why put in all that effort when you've already got a good thing going? Take the...


July 1, 2008  1:58 PM

The Case of the Missing Case

Sentinel627 Greg Annen Profile: Sentinel627
IMAP4

One of the amazing things about working in the domain of software quality assurance -- or QA, as we devotees so fondly refer to it -- is that everyone agrees that there are standards yet so few people agree on what they are. Take for example the very basic definition of a Test...


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