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    In Nashville Area on 9/21? Join us for Breakfast!

    September 07, 2012 Share
    Are you in the Nashville, TN area the morning of 21 September? Please consider joining me, Phil Japikse, and Burke Holland for a Breakfast at Telerik event! You’ll get a free light breakfast (and coffee!), then be able to sit in on three sessions covering writing great requirements, building solid web UI automation tests, and determining whether or not to chose HTML 5 or Silverlight for your next project. The point of these morning breakfast events is to get in, have a bite to eat (and coffee!), learn something useful, then get out and back to your office in time ...
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    Closing Tabs in Chrome

    September 04, 2012 Share
    Occasionally a customer will want to do something unusual like close a tab in Chrome. I worked on this request today and I found some interesting things. I though it might be nice to share my finding. First off: Test Studio doesn't like tabs - you should always open links in a new window Some browser actually allow you to pick your preference - open links in tabs or new windows. If the option is available - you should always go by "new window" (but Chrome does not have it). A new window is actually a pop up and Test ...
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    Regular VS Simulated Clicks

    September 04, 2012 Share
    Test Studio's clicking and typing steps come in two varieties: regular and simulated clicks. You can flip between the two by going into the Properties menu for the respective step: A regular (non-simulated) click/typing is an action that is injected directly into the DOM of the page. This has advantages - it's faster and more reliable. It will work even if you run the test on a locked desktop. But it's fundamentally different from a real user clicking/typing on a control. And the disadvantage is that it will not trigger any events that are associated with the control in question.  ...
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    Tweet your Performance results

    August 31, 2012 Share
    You might already be familiar with this article. It will tell you how to access your results from code so that you can do whatever you like with them (tweet them, use them to build up a custom dashboard, post them on Facebook etc.). But that's just for functional test. What about  Performance testing? Can you access your Performance data from a coded snippet?  Yes, you can. It's slightly more complex. Performance results are not available immediately after a test has finished running. Hench you won't be able to access them from the OnAfterTestCompleted (reference). Instead you have to access ...
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    Encrypting Passwords in Test Studio

    August 28, 2012 Share
    Using safe, generic accounts for testing is a boon; however, sometimes that’s simply not possible. Corporate policies may prevent “fake” accounts, or perhaps the test accounts have access to sensitive areas. In these cases it’s critical you’re able to secure the logon credentials. Test Studio’s Service Pack 2 for our 2012 R1 release now enables you to securely encrypt passwords in your tests with just a simple click. Here’s how a test logging on to our demo app looks. You can see the password is stored in clear text in the test: The password is also stored in clear text ...