• .NET Testing & ALM

    Avoid Unnecessary Verifications

    May 31, 2013 Share
    I frequently see teams new to test automation making a number of common mistakes. One of those is adding in unnecessary verifications. Verifications are obviously a critical piece of good tests—it’s validating the system is working as we expect for that particular test case. Where new automation crews get confused is whether to add explicit verifications when navigating through their application, or after an explicit wait has been used to handle an asynchronous operation like an AJAX call or some JavaScriptish operation on the local browser UI. (The same concepts work for XAML or mobile applications!) Avoid Verifying Navigation Let’s ...
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    Functional Testing with the Telerik Testing Framework

    May 21, 2013 Share
    [NOTE: This is a guest post from Telerik’s own Phil Japikse, one of Telerik’s Senior Developer Evangelists."] Background User Interface testing isn’t just for quality engineers.  It’s vital for developers to own part of this process as well.  The days of development silos are long gone (or at least should be!)  The process of throwing bits “down the line” is fraught with inefficiencies.  Developers are already adopting unit testing in record numbers, and this has led to a phenomenal increase in code quality. Why should it stop there?  Developers need to also take ownership of the user interface code just ...
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    Data-Driven Test Automation

    May 20, 2013 Share
    Greetings, fellow testers. I recently attended a workshop on Acceptance Test Driven Development, during which the presenter spoke about distilling requirements down using examples. This is a great opportunity for testers and developers to work closely with Product Owners to determine exactly what output is expected from given inputs. There are also times when the code behind a function is particularly obtuse or for some other reason testing is best done via the application itself. Both of these are great opportunities for data-driven automation. Data-driven test automation lets us repeat a set of test steps automatically, using a set of ...
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    Cooking With Web Automation Webinar Series

    May 15, 2013 Share
    Good web automation isn’t about best practices (there aren’t any!), but instead using much more of a cookbook approach: Have a problem? Find a recipe that helps you cook up a solution. The recipe you might need may not be a huge flambé, but the idea’s still a good one. To help you with this we’ve decided to start a monthly webinar series showing you how to work through specific issues in web automation: Cooking With Web Automation. Your friendly Test Studio team will be co-hosting these webinars with various automation, testing, and/or developer gurus. We’ll focus these short 30 ...
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    New Video: Guide to Success Part II

    May 14, 2013 Share
    OK, so it turns out I got badly distracted after my Guide to Success Part I and never actually finished Part II. Whoops. Consider this egregious error rectified now! In this episode you’ll learn more about the Element Repository, Reporting, Performance Testing, Manual Tests, and some next steps you can take on your own. I hope you find the video helpful! About the author Jim Holmes Jim Holmes has around 25 years IT experience. He's a blogger and is the Director of Engineering for Telerik’s Test Studio, an awesome set of tools to help teams deliver better software. He is ...