• .NET Testing & ALM

    Three Improvements to Cross-Browser Test Recording and Editing

    November 05, 2013 Share
    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 ...
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    Waiting...

    November 04, 2013 Share
    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, ...
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    First Look at Testing a Kendo UI Data Grid

    October 29, 2013 Share
    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). ...
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    Load Testing in Test Studio 2013 R2

    October 28, 2013 Share
    Web applications are a lot more complicated these days than even a few years ago.  We don’t hear a lot these days about Web services as a development technology, but virtually every Web application that uses commonly provided services will access those service via traditional Web services technology.  If your Web application reports on the weather, or provides a stock market update, you are using a Web service.  A Web service uses HTTP, but it runs the SOAP, REST, or similar protocol over that.  And if your stock market updates are slow or accumulating timeout errors, chances are you are ...
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    Expanded Dynamic Targets Documentation

    October 28, 2013 Share
    As part of our updates to the Test Studio Load Test documentation, we've added more information about using Dynamic Targets in your test. Dynamic Targets allow Test Studio Load Tests to track the value of key-value pairs contained in responses from the server under test, and include them in the appropriate follow-up requests. Since many web applications require user-specific values (like session IDs) to be returned with requests, this feature allows load test scenarios to simulate valid user traffic. This is important, since applications that do not receive valid key-value pairs may return errors. These errors typically create a greater ...