• .NET Testing & ALM

    India Trip - Upcoming Speaking Engagements

    Tomorrow I leave for a two week “jaunt” to India. I’m extraordinarily excited because I’ve wanted to travel to India since I was a young child. I’m also excited because our India team has filled up the entire two weeks with an incredible amount of speaking engagements, customer visits, and customer training. It’s going to be an exhausting but incredibly productive trip. I’m also excited because I’ll get to spend time with Lohith and Dhanajay, two of our great evangelists in India. I’m looking forward to learning from them when we’re presenting together at a couple community events. I’ll ...
    November 27, 2012
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    Debugging Coded Steps in Test Studio Express (Visual Studio)

    Every test suite of any significance will require you to have some form of coded steps. As awesome as Test Studio is, there are always going to be things you’ll have to do via code. Test oracles to check your database or file system would be one example. Backing APIs for setup and teardown actions would be another. Sometimes it’s just handy to have a breakpoint where you can pull up Visual Studio’s Immediate window and do live queries of the web page’s Document Object Model (web apps) or Visual Tree/XAML Tree (Silverlight or WPF applications). I’ve just uploaded a ...
    November 27, 2012
  • .NET Testing & ALM

    Use Visual Event To Explore JavaScript Events In Your Application

    Visual Event is a little tool I found. When I say that I "found" it - I literal discovered it after Google-ing "detect javascript events" or something to that effect. Neither Telerik nor I personally have any affiliation with the Visual Event product or its makers. Anyway the tool will help you determine what javascript events are associated with a particular control. Javascript events are a crucial part of UI automation. Good understanding of how and when they are employed in your app can save you a lot of trouble. 90% of the time switching your step to ...
    November 16, 2012
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    Extending Load Testing With A Custom Plugin

    This post is going to be a bit advanced. If you're having trouble with understanding any of the below information - you can ask in the comments section or post in our technical forum. Or if you're a paying/trial user you can submit a support ticket requesting additional assistance. Ok, so as you may or may not be aware we allow you to extend Test Studio's functionality through plugins. This article gives you a nice breakdown of how you can do that. And as you can see in that article the functionality you're allowed to extend is mostly related to ...
    November 14, 2012
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    White Paper: Getting Started with Test Automation

    We’ve just posted up a white paper I wrote on getting started with UI test automation. The whitepaper has nothing to do with Test Studio (examples are even in WebDriver via C# !). Instead it focuses on the fundamental things you’ll need to work on in order to have a successful future with UI automation. In the paper I cover a broad range of topics including: UI Automation is a difficult domain. Seems obvious, but you have to acknowledge it up front! Locators, locators, locators. Learn how they work, then learn how the work in your environment. Working ...
    November 09, 2012