• .NET Testing & ALM

    Ten Things You'll Love About Test Studio

    Greetings, fellow testers. I was thinking about Test Studio and especially about the upcoming release, and I realized there are a lot of really great features. Some of them are new or improved, some are things that have been there in Test Studio for quite a while already. The thing is, it's possible that you may not even be aware that some of these features exist. So... in an attempt to correct that, here are Ten Things You'll Love About Test Studio. Peace, Steven
    August 05, 2013
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    Avoid Extra Grey Hair! Use Careful Test Design

    I often joke that one half of the grey in my beard is from being the at-home-parent for our two children from birth through my oldest’s teen years, one half is from my age, and one half is from all the hard lessons I’ve learned over a few decades worth of being in the software industry. Yes, that adds up to three halves. Its supposed to. I’m a tester so errors in math are an ironic juxtaposition of… Oh, nevermind. It’s taken me a long time, but I finally learned to be very careful about how I design my automated ...
    August 02, 2013
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    Test Studio 2013 R1 Arrives 6 August

    It’s been a long time coming, but Test Studio 2013 R1 will release on 6 August! There’s a tremendous amount of work that’s gone into this release, and we hope you’ll be as excited about it as we are. You can find some of the details about features on the roadmap. You should also have a look at Jared’s post about the new execution architecture – that’s one of the most exciting parts of the release. (In addition to being able to record in more browsers, as evidenced by the screenshot above.) We’re having our release webinar on 15 August ...
    August 01, 2013
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    Browsers, Browsers Everywhere

    Automated web application testing is easy, right?  You sit down at a client computer, pop open a browser, record a few scripts that reflect test cases, then set them up to execute automatically on the application.  You may have to go in and adjust some of the parameters to make sure the script with exercise the right control with appropriate data, but other than that, you’re ready to play back those scripts during normal testing activities. But one wrinkle is that actual use is a little messier than that.  For example, users are likely to use different browsers with your ...
    August 01, 2013
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    Test Studio’s New Remote Execution Engine

    The upcoming 2013 R1 release of Test Studio comes with an entirely reworked remote execution and scheduling engine. The need for this change came from a desire to allow parallelization of test runs and to bring different test types into parity. When enterprises have many test machines, they often want to be able to run tests from a test list across these machines, rather than running them in series. We also wanted to bring load tests into parity with web tests, allowing them to be scheduled, as well as making them easier to set up. All of this is addressed by the new remote execution engine....
    July 31, 2013