• .NET Testing & ALM

    Editing a Verification for an IF Conditional

    Test Studio’s IF Conditional steps are extraordinarily handy feature which enable you to handle branching in your tests based on specific conditions. There are a number of scenarios where this can ensure your tests are a bit more robust—logging in to your system if needed is one example. (Note: There are also many situations where I recommend against using conditionals. Don’t use them to conflate separate test cases. Keep your test cases simple, specific, and granular!) Here’s a tip I just learned today: Editing an IF conditional’s verification. This is nice feature because it allows you to update your conditional ...
    October 02, 2012
  • .NET Testing & ALM

    Using Data Driven Find Logic

    Our R2 release of Test Studio 2012 enables you to create data-driven find expressions! This is an uber-geeky feature which can help you build out very flexible, powerful tests. There are a number of scenarios where you may find this useful; this post will show you one scenario for quickly validating the contents of the top menu in our Telerik demo application. In the image below you can see we’ve got three items, each identified by an ID, and each with some text content. To build a data-driven locator, fire up the recorder, pick an element from the menu (#1 ...
    September 28, 2012
  • .NET Testing & ALM

    R2 Release Webinar is Live on TTV!

    If you missed the Release Webinar for Test Studio’s 2012 R2 release, never fear! You can find a video of it now on Telerik TV. I hope you find the video a useful overview of a few of the great features we’ve included in this release. Enjoy! About the author Jim Holmes Jim Holmes has around 25 years IT experience. He is co-author of "Windows Developer Power Tools" and Chief Cat Herder of the CodeMash Conference. He's a blogger and evangelist for Telerik’s Test Studio, an awesome set of tools to help teams deliver better software. Find him as ...
    September 28, 2012
  • .NET Testing & ALM

    Test Studio 101: How To Record A Login Test

    *this article talks about HTML-based apps; Silverlight is a different story For today's lesson we're going to talk about the most basic of scenarios: automating your Login screen. Sure this might seem simple. But lately I've noticed that some new Test Studio users struggle with this. The question you might be asking yourself is: "I thought Test Studio is supposed to be the most intuitive UI automation tool on the market? How can recording a simple Login sequence be so complex that it requires its own blog post?" OK, that's actually two questions. Anyway, the thing is that when you're ...
    September 26, 2012
  • .NET Testing & ALM

    Telerik Test Studio Better Than Ever! Latest Release is Live!

    You’ve been waiting, we’ve been working. Now it’s time to drop the curtains and get Test Studio 2012’s R2 release out to you! We’ve got a number of great features that will help you focus your time and effort on critical factors in the systems you’re delivering. Here are my three favorite parts of the new release: Gooooaaaaaaaal! Got goals for your load testing efforts? Likely! (And if you don’t, you should!) With the R2 release you can now add in specific thresholds in metrics such as response times, HTTP errors, etc. Load test runs will pass or fail as ...
    September 20, 2012