• .NET Testing & ALM

    Editing a XML From A Coded Step

    September 14, 2012 Share
    I got an interesting request from a customer today. It seems the app that the user intends to test has a user.config file associated with it. And here's what the user is looking to do in his own words: How do I create a test which modifies the user.config file before opening the application? Hopefully it will be interesting for you to see how I put this together. I did a bit of research and it went like this: 1) What's a user.config file? I figured I probably have one of these on my hard-drive. I did a Windows search ...
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    Notes from the “Solving Common Web UI Automation Problems” Webinar

    September 13, 2012 Share
    Yesterday I hosted an hour-long webinar on Solving Common Web UI Automation Problems. The point of this webinar wasn’t to show off Test Studio; I actually did the vast amount of the webinar using WebDriver and C#. (I’m always happy to get an excuse to dive back in to writing some code…) I’m working on uploading the video; however, that likely won’t be live until tomorrow. In the meantime, please enjoy these other resources from the webinar: My main slide deck: My "Why U No Test Yur UI" deck Source code for the demos (all on my GitHub profile) Generic ...
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    Time to support Test Studio in the ATI Automation Awards!

    September 11, 2012 Share
    Voting for the Fourth Annual ATI Automation Honors has already started! Test Studio has been nominated in 3 categories this year. Please, take a minute out of your busy day to vote for us. Also, encourage your friends and colleagues to do the same – every vote counts! We are competing in the following categories: Best Commercial Functional Automated testing Tool – Web Best Commercial Functional Automated testing Tool – .NET Best Commercial Functional Automated testing Tool – Overall Vote for Test Studio The voting for the “ATI Automation Awards” ends Sunday, October 7 so please cast your vote ...
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    The "Remove Script File" Button

    September 11, 2012 Share
    This one is kind of advanced. You can add a coded step to your test (or convert  an existing step to code). When you do that - a so-called "code-behind file" is generated. The file in question is simply a C#/VB class file that has the exact same name as your test:   You can open and edit the entire class file from Standalone by using the View Class button: And you'll be able to do anything you would expect from a class file - define custom functions, add assembly references, define global variables etc. In fact, all your coded ...
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    Here we grow again. Telerik acquires Fiddler. What’s next?

    September 10, 2012 Share
    We have some very exciting news to share with the Telerik community.  Telerik has just acquired Fiddler!  Even more exciting is that Fiddler’s brilliant creator Eric Lawrence will come over from Microsoft to join the team fulltime.  For those of you who don’t know, Fiddler is a web debugging proxy which logs all HTTP(S) traffic between your computer or device and the Internet. In other words, it is an essential tool for any web, desktop or mobile developer.  The popularity and sophistication of Fiddler is hugely impressive considering this has been Eric's informal side project for more than 8 years.  With Eric joining the team ...