• .NET Testing & ALM

    Q2 Webinar Recap: Testing HTML5 and AJAX With the Telerik Testing Framework

    Last Friday, 20 June, we presented a webinar on using the Telerik Testing Framework (TTF) to solve problems automating functional tests around HTML 5 and AJAX. We also recorded the webinar—you can view it via the embed below, or in HD directly on Telerik TV. We had a very interactive session, so I thought it would be handy to cover a few of the most interesting questions and responses from the webinar. Some of these are covered in the webinar itself, but they merit inclusion here too. Q: Is it possible to use stubs if we use IoC (inversion ...
    June 25, 2013
  • .NET Testing & ALM

    Coming Soon (part II)

    Greetings, fellow testers. A bit ago, I gave you a little peek into the next version of Test Studio in a post entitled Coming Soon. As you may have gleaned by that screenshot and the link to our Roadmap, we're hard at work improving the recording experience. Right at the top of the list of ways to do that is to provide you the ability to record tests in Chrome, Firefox & Safari in addition to Internet Explorer. The recording experience in these browsers will feature a new, light-weight recording surface with a brand new UI. We'll start ...
    June 25, 2013
  • .NET Testing & ALM

    Stealing From The Company

    Greetings, fellow testers.  by  idleformat At a recent tech talk on automated testing and building, the statement was made that "not automating tests is like stealing from the company." The speaker’s intent was to stress the importance of what he believes to be a “best practice.” The focus of the talk was to encourage using unit tests and test-driven-development techniques; automating integration, functional and user interface tests; and including them at various points in the product’s build process. These are considered good, productive, time-saving techniques and so it should be obvious that not using them would be bad, ...
    June 14, 2013
  • .NET Testing & ALM

    The Power of Code

    Greetings, fellow testers. There's been a lot of talk recently about testers learning to code. I'll say this much here — I think it's important for those of us who are testing software to understand how software works. For some, that means being able to read code. For some, that will turn into an interest or passion for writing code. Some of that code will be automating existing tests, some of it will be automating other tasks that we perform every day — creating data, cleaning up after tests are complete, reporting on our findings, etc. With regard to automating ...
    June 12, 2013
  • .NET Testing & ALM

    Encrypting Login Information

    Greetings, fellow testers. In yesterday's blog post, and the related video, I showed a test that entered a username and password as part of a login process. Hopefully you noticed something disturbing there — storing a password in plain-text and letting it be displayed for all to see. Though perhaps that's ok with non-production systems, it's still not normally something you'd want to do very often. Fortunately, there are a couple of properties we can set on the test step to control this. The first one to look at is IsPassword. Changing this to True will mask the ...
    June 06, 2013