• .NET Testing & ALM

    Agile and Testing: It Only Makes Sense

    As agile methodologies continue to grow in popularity in enterprise software development, many testers are unsure of their role in the process.  Often it seems like unit testing is done by developers, acceptance testing by the product owner or users, and functional testing not at all.  This leave testers wondering if test plans, test cases, UI testing, and defect management have any place at all in software today. There are still important roles for traditional testers in Agile methodologies, but these roles require a shift in both skills and thought processes.  There is no question that testers have to be ...
    November 15, 2013
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    Cloudy with a Chance of Testing

    Greetings, Testers. Over the past several weeks, we've been talking about four technology trends that have been identified as disruptive, and Peter & I discussed them in our recent webinar. For example, there's the cloud, "a colloquial expression used to describe a variety of different types of computing concepts that involve a large number of computers connected through a real-time communication network such as the Internet." [wikipedia's description] In real terms, for us that means one or more virtual systems that we can use to host our data or applications without adding IT staff or hardware in ...
    November 08, 2013
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    Three Improvements to Cross-Browser Test Recording and Editing

    Earlier this year, Test Studio 2013 brought recording to Chrome and Firefox. That was a start, and now it's time to take the next step. R2 2103, scheduled to be released in December, brings some changes to the ribbon and more flexibility to running and recording tests. First of all, we've simplified the toolbar - bringing the controls for recording and running tests together in the first section of the ribbon, now labeled Recorder/Run. Instead of selecting a browser in one section, then searching for the Record button in a different ribbon section, you now can choose ...
    November 05, 2013
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    Greetings, Testers. As you're no doubt aware, Web applications these days often have controls and elements that are populated without a full page refresh - using Ajax for example - and this means that automated tests need a little additional help. Traditionally, automated tests perform their actions and validations based on feedback from the browser, given when a page has finished loading. If the contents of the page are changing without a page load, then the browser doesn't report that back to Test Studio. There are plenty of cases where a person would know to wait for something to happen, ...
    November 04, 2013
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    First Look at Testing a Kendo UI Data Grid

    Telerik's Kendo UI provides a number of easy-to-use, flexible controls — or widgets — for developers working with HTML5 and jQuery. You've probably been using websites and applications built with Kendo UI already - Test Studio's new recording engine uses some of the Kendo UI control set. As a tester, you're likely more interested in how to use Test Studio than how it was built, and this is the first of a series of posts for you. One of the first Kendo UI widgets I used is the Data Grid (you can find my example code on GitHub, if you're so inclined). ...
    October 29, 2013