Can QA assemble test suites from the basic test blocks provided by Dev?

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  1. Konstantin
    Konstantin avatar
    11 posts
    Member since:
    Oct 2012

    Posted 11 Mar 2013 Link to this post

    Hello,

     

    In our team testers are not developers whatsoever, so I’m looking to for a way to automate built testing without QA coding. I visualize it similar to this:

      1.     1. Developers create basic test blocks which can accept parameters, for instance “Create new user with given name, email, etc.” Hopefully Devs can provide “Lego” for QA to build their sand castles;
    1.     2. QA hopefully should be able to assemble their test suites from those “Lego” blocks using something like primitive scripting: a. Call Loging test, b. Call Create User test, c. Call Some other test, d. call verification “test” with particular parameters.

     

    Does this sound feasible and easily doable with Test Studio?

     

    Thank you!

    Konstantin

     

  2. Answer
    Rodney
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    6 posts

    Posted 15 Mar 2013 Link to this post

    Hi Konstantin,

    Thank you for contacting Telerik and sorry for the extended wait. Test Studio provides the flexibility to build tests through a point and click interface in addition to coded steps which can optionally use utility classes created by your software developers assigned to creating test code where needed. Your entire team will have the ability to create tests from existing coded steps or completely from scratch. There are two key features you can take advantage of for modularizing your tests and pass parameters to these "lego blocks" as you put it.

    1) Use our Test-as-step feature for creating build block modules that can be resused by multiple parent tests.
    2) Normally these sub-tests don't take parameters, but you can still implement and pass parameters by using the SetExtractedValue in code of the parent test. This value gets added to the global data store which the subtest can then reference as if passed in as a parameter.

    This should be enough to get you started. Let us know if you need further assistance on this.

    Greetings,
    Rodney
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