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    Coming Soon

    May 31, 2013 Share
    Wondering what's next with Test Studio? We've given you some ideas of what's planned, and over the next few weeks we'll be giving you some chances to peek through the curtain. For starters... disclaimer: this is still a work in progress; this screenshot  may or may not accurately reflect the final product as it will ship. About the Author Steven Vore Steven Vore is an Evangelist for Telerik's Test Studio. He has worked in software support and testing for the better part of two decades, and enjoys exploring ways to make software easier to use. He is a fan of ...
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    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 ...