What’s the deal about QTP Actions?

Posted by Albert Gareev on May 27, 2010
QTP Action at a glance      “Happy Path” Test Flow    The screenprint above demonstrates sample “Test” Flow designed using QTP Actions. “Happy Path” testing, or conformance testing, or checking can be characterized by 2 attributes: it is scripted, and it ignores everything that is out of scope. Scripted here does not mean a program […] ...

Test Automation Problems – Page Update

Posted by Albert Gareev on May 24, 2010
Test Automation Problems series in my blog has received its own page. I also added Recommended Reading section to provide a few links to external resources. Don’t miss the latest article by Linda Wilkinson. ...

From material to ethereal testing

Posted by Albert Gareev on May 21, 2010
Testing Evolution (mindmapped) After reading A Transpection Session: Inputs and Expected Results by Michael Bolton and James Bach ...

Inspired by Andy Glover

Posted by Albert Gareev on May 20, 2010
Beware of checking tools! (Inspired by Andy Glover)   (click on the image to see it full-size) ...

Google Code Search

Posted by Albert Gareev on May 18, 2010
Some time ago I blogged about non-GUI testing approach in automation. I also provided examples of how COM/OLE Viewer may help in exploring methods and properties of undocumented objects. But there are other cases when an application is poorly documented, and you know little about its internal methods and objects. Google Code Search may help you […] ...

They want to hire good testers

Posted by Albert Gareev on May 12, 2010
Developers want to hire testers. Testers want to hire testers.  What common and what opposite would we find comparing their requirements?   Tester Side Requirements  Represented by Eric Jacobson’s blog  post “Who Is A Good Tester?”  (original grammar and syntax retained)     Developer Side Requirements  Represented by StackOverflow  discussion “Tips for hiring good testers?” (original grammar […] ...

Crowd sketching tool

Posted by Albert Gareev on May 10, 2010
e-Pen and e-Paper – that’s what you need for e-Collaboration. And here’s the tool.     (It took just a couple of minutes for me to create a sample picture above) Don’t forget to try Replay button! ...

Checking structure of created folders (Excel/VBA)

Posted by Albert Gareev on May 05, 2010
In the previous post I warned about possible synchronization issues while copying a complex and/or large file-folder structure. To ensure reliability of the operation performed we may verify the structure that was created. We need to answer the following questions before designing the script. Which folders and files should it verify? Which way should it […] ...

Creating folder structure from a template (Excel/VBA)

Posted by Albert Gareev on May 03, 2010
How to create a complex folder structure by using a template In the previous post I provided code example that creates a folder and then applies security permissions on it. However, as per requirements, user folders often come with a predefined structure of folders and some files created by default. Sure, we can write script […] ...
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