• .NET Testing & ALM

    Data-Driven Tests - Logon and Setup Steps

    Greetings, fellow testers. Last week we talked about Data Driven Tests and how they can speed through dozens or hundreds of variations quickly for you. In the example I used a simple sample application, just a web page with a form. Often we need to log in and/or perform some setup steps before the actual "meat" of the test, or have some cleanup tasks after we're done — we certainly wouldn't want to do that for every iteration. That would be silly and time-wasting. Let's look at a better way. Here's our simple test, modified to use a login screen. ...
    June 05, 2013
  • .NET Testing & ALM

    Manual Testing - the Next Step

    Greetings, fellow testers. A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about Manual Testing using Test Studio. As I pointed out, brining your existing manual tests into Test Studio is a great way to get started, and provides a better platform for reporting results over time than simple spreadsheets normally do. Your next step might be to take advantage of Test Studio's automation to ease your way through actually performing the manual tests. You probably have many tests that begin with the same set of instructions - log on, navigate to a particular page, perhaps creating some data - before ...
    June 03, 2013
  • .NET Testing & ALM

    Coming Soon

    Wondering what's next with Test Studio? We've given you some ideas of what's planned, and over the next few weeks we'll be giving you some chances to peek through the curtain. For starters... disclaimer: this is still a work in progress; this screenshot  may or may not accurately reflect the final product as it will ship. About the Author Steven Vore Steven Vore is an Evangelist for Telerik's Test Studio. He has worked in software support and testing for the better part of two decades, and enjoys exploring ways to make software easier to use. He is a fan of ...
    May 31, 2013
  • .NET Testing & ALM

    Avoid Unnecessary Verifications

    I frequently see teams new to test automation making a number of common mistakes. One of those is adding in unnecessary verifications. Verifications are obviously a critical piece of good tests—it’s validating the system is working as we expect for that particular test case. Where new automation crews get confused is whether to add explicit verifications when navigating through their application, or after an explicit wait has been used to handle an asynchronous operation like an AJAX call or some JavaScriptish operation on the local browser UI. (The same concepts work for XAML or mobile applications!) Avoid Verifying Navigation Let’s ...
    May 31, 2013
  • Testing & ALM

    Announcing the 2013 Q2 Beta for RadControls For Windows 8 HTML

    Check out all of the new and improved features just released in the 2013 Q3 Beta for RadControls for Windows 8 HTML! Plus a couple of goodies you never saw coming!