Automation

Performance testing in automated functional testing

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My colleague and I currently have no “proper” functional performance testing tools, and there are no immediate plans to purchase any. So instead, we’ve been working on a little side project to get Rational Functional Tester to generate performance testing results while it’s doing its usual functional testing. We were originally using the logInfo() method, […]

Automation

Hypothetical

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Imagine there are two hunters, Iggy and Norgu. They go hunting every day in the forest, looking for deer. They know from experience where the deer usually congregate and how to catch them. They usually bring home a few deer each day. One day Norgu has a bright idea. If he digs a few pit […]

Automation

Automation with a purpose

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Very few automators have the time to automate tests to cover every test case for every feature. However, it is usually possible to either automate most test cases for SOME features, or SOME test cases of EVERY feature. For this reason, it is a good idea to consider from the outset what the primary goal […]

Automation

Writing robust test scripts

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Automated test cases are a wonderful thing in theory. It’s great to be able to just set them running overnight and see what failed in the morning. But if your test scripts aren’t robust, then your cases are going to be as unreliable as a clock made of jelly, and that will make the test […]