• .NET Testing & ALM

    How Scorpion Software Saved $100k a Year with Telerik Test Studio?

    Scorpion Software is a Canadian based software security specialist that helps SMBs reduce their business liability, gain staff accountability and increase productivity with software that monitors and strengthens access to information on premise and in the Cloud. System quality is especially important for a vendor of security software. With three product lines and multiple platforms to support, the QA requirement was becoming increasingly hard for Scorpion Software’s existing testing system to meet. Scorpion Software made Telerik Test Studio the heart of their automated test management platform, leveraging Test Studio’s extensibility to create a custom solution meeting their unique needs. As a result, ...
    February 11, 2013
  • .NET Testing & ALM

    Five in Five: Some of My Favorite Things about Test Studio

    [Updated: Fixed a pasting error] Earlier today I posted up a video on Telerik TV: Five in Five. It’s five things I love about Test Studio in five minutes. (Well, the video is 5:54 long, so it’s not quite six minutes which means it’s still five minutes. Mostly.) My five favorite things about Test Studio are: The Element Repository. Centralized, managed handling of element locators? Sign me up. This is perhaps my most favorite part of Test Studio. Flexible find logic. Yes, you can write various Xpath selectors in WebDriver, Watir, or other tools, but Test Studio’s chained find ...
    February 08, 2013
  • .NET Testing & ALM

    Announcing Fiddler 2.4.3 Beta

    Yesterday, an updated Fiddler Beta was released, targeting .NET2 or .NET4. This update contains the usual set of bug fixes as well as a number of small features that I hope you’ll find useful. Column Customization Fiddler has always permitted you to customize the set of displayed columns to show information you’re interested in directly inside the Web Sessions list. However, adding new columns isn’t as easy as it could be, and this Beta includes the first steps toward simplifying this process. Simply right-click on the column headers and choose Customize columns… A simple popup will open to allow you ...
    February 08, 2013
  • .NET Testing & ALM

    Creating Test Case Documentation via Test Studio’s Storyboards

    How much time to you spend documenting your test cases? Most of the time it’s “too much!” Test Studio’s Storyboard export feature can get you a great start on documentation with the click of a button. Test Studio captures storyboards as you record your test, giving you a visual walkthrough of what your test is doing in a series of frames, one per test step. Each frame shows the exact state of the UI after that step is completed: Navigation, coded steps, and other non-visual steps are represented with a plain frame and a generic description of the action: Storyboards ...
    February 04, 2013
  • .NET Testing & ALM

    Using Data Driving Wisely

    [Update: Added links for Hexawise and Allpairs, which I’d meant to do earlier.] Data driving, also often called parameterization, is a wonderful way to increase your test coverage though parts of your system; however, it’s also a seductive, alluring tool that can needlessly explode your tests’ complexity and execution cost. Let’s tackle the cons of data driving first, then walk through how it can, when mindfully used, lend some great value to your automation suites. Problems with Data Driving Automated test scripts need to be treated like production code—because they are production code! With that in mind, as test ...
    January 25, 2013