• .NET Testing & ALM

    Asking the Wrong Questions on Test Automation

    Whether at conferences or in casual discussions at companies, I talk to a lot of testers and in particular testing managers about the benefits of automation.  Almost to a person, they ask some variation of the following: “It will take a lot of money and time to buy tools and training, and get up to speed on effectively building automated tests.  When will we see a return on this investment?” I understand where that question is coming from.  Even a mid-sized testing organization is likely spending tens of thousands of dollars, and giving up hundreds of hours of productive testing ...
    July 24, 2013
  • .NET Testing & ALM

    Spreading the Word on Software Testing

    I’m Peter Varhol, a new evangelist for TestStudio, and I’m happy to be joining the Telerik team and my colleagues Steven Vore and Jim Holmes.  I’ve done a wide variety of things in my career, including software evangelism, product management and marketing, development and testing, technology journalism, and university teaching. Among the professional activities I’ve been doing over the past several years is speaking at various conferences and user groups on the subjects of software testing and quality, and I’ve brought some of that with me to Telerik.  At the end of August, I’m giving a talk at the Conference ...
    July 23, 2013
  • .NET Testing & ALM

    Using the Element Explorer in Test Studio's Visual Studio Plug-In

    Greetings, fellow testers. Last week we took a quick look at using Test Studio's Visual Studio plug-in. Today I want to point out a feature of the plug-in that can help you find your way around the elements on your application's pages - the Element Explorer. video: Using the Element Explorer in Test Studio's Visual Studio Plug-In The element explorer shows us a subset of our application's DOM, showing just the elements that are in use in our project. Any given element may be used in multiple tests in your project; the explorer shows each element once. In this ...
    July 22, 2013
  • .NET Testing & ALM

    Using Test Studio's Visual Studio Plug-in

    Greetings, fellow testers. I know some of you are working closely with your developers, and that's A Good Thing. They may be showing interest in creating tests themselves, and what better place for them (or you, if you're interested) to do that but right in their favorite development tool - Visual Studio? Here's the good news - when you installed Test Studio it also added a plug-in which gives Visual Studio the same ease of test recording as you're already using. The keys are to use the Telerik Test Studio Project template when starting your project, and then adding tests ...
    July 19, 2013
  • .NET Testing & ALM

    Focused on Testing

    Last time I discussed our plans to phase out crash reports from Test Studio for iOS and the Web Portal and defer to Telerik's latest addition, EQATEC Application Analytics. Those plans also extend to feedback. Our goal is to transition feedback to another team whose product offering is better complimented by its functionality. That move is still in the planning stages. The reason for these changes is that we're completely focused on testing and have big plans for 2013. Here are the main areas we're working on: iOS 7 compatibility Android support Icenium integration The next release of Test ...
    July 17, 2013