• .NET Testing & ALM

    More on Flexible Locators

    Knowing how to create flexible locators is critical to crafting stable tests that will hold up in the long run. The example I use in Telerik’s Online Instructor Led and Team training sessions centers around working with a row from a table. This table, to be precise! Note the grid control has created an ID value for that row – and that ID is completely position-based: ctl00_MainContent_PeopleGrid_ctl00__1. (Look at the row above and below. The IDs all end with “__<number>”.) By default, Test Studio’s recorder will define this row’s locator using that ID value. Normally IDs are ...
    November 02, 2012
  • .NET Testing & ALM

    What’s new in Fiddler 2.4.1.1

    I’ve been working on several exciting enhancements since I moved to develop Fiddler full-time last month. Major work is underway to improve Fiddler and the Fiddler website, based in part on feedback we’ve received from the poll on the Fiddler homepage.In today’s post, I’d like to quickly point out a few minor improvements in the current release version that you might have overlooked.Composer ImprovementsFiddler’s Composer enables you to create and issue a HTTP(S) request, either from scratch, or by dragging in a prior request from the Web Sessions list. The Composer is especially useful for testing ...
    November 02, 2012
  • .NET Testing & ALM

    Deprecating VS2008 Support in Test Studio 2013 Releases

    With each release of Test Studio, we carefully test our integration points with all external systems to make sure we work seamlessly with the latest and greatest versions of these systems. Test Studio has many dependencies that we rely on to offer our customers a great user experience. These dependencies include all the browsers we automate (IE, FF, Chrome & Safari), Visual Studio that we plug-in and recently Quality Center and TeamPulse which we integrate with. With each of these components, we not only try to support the latest and greatest versions but also be backward compatibility with as many ...
    October 26, 2012
  • .NET Testing & ALM

    Test Studio And HTML Frames

    Frames are not well liked it seems. Digging around the web I find that lot of people consider using frames very poor practice. Now I'm not a web developer so I really wouldn't know about that. But what I can tell you is that automating frames can be tricky. There's some things you'll need to know if you want to save yourself a lot of frustration. And here we go (all this stuff is in the context of Test Studio):  You need to find Frames before you can use them Frames contains objects. If you want to automate ...
    October 25, 2012
  • .NET Testing & ALM

    Join us for the Q3 Webinar on Friday, 10/26!

    Telerik’s Q3 Webinar Week is coming up next week, and Test Studio will be closing out the week with a webinar on “Taking Your Functional Tests to the Next Level.” The webinar is on Friday, 26 Oct., at 11am US Eastern time. In that webinar I’ll be showing you how to work with more complex locators—and where Xpath makes good sense! I’ll also be showing you some of the tricks I’ve blogged about here for making flexible queries in to tables to get data independent of where that data hits. You’ll find out how to create find logic that works ...
    October 09, 2012