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Automation Robustness Factors (mindmap)

Posted by Albert Gareev on Feb 15, 2012
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Anti sleep function (TestComplete, VBScript, LLPlayer)

Posted by Albert Gareev on Sep 07, 2010
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Sometimes a PC goes to sleep, launches screensaver or locks the desktop during a long synchronization periods or other GUI inactivity periods, like generation of reports or batch processing. Adding the function below makes the script periodically moving mouse to avoid breaking of the execution. Place the call to the function within your time-consuming loops […] ...

GUI object synchronization – custom function ...

Posted by Albert Gareev on Aug 20, 2009
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Custom function implementing a more advanced synchronization point. The function will wait for the object to become existing and enabled, or to disappear (not existing). The maximum time to wait could be defined or taken by default. Used resources: Anti sleep function (QTP, VBScript, MercuryTimer, DeviceReplay) Service Functions – String (QTP, VBScript) ...

Anti sleep function (QTP, VBScript, MercuryTimer, ...

Posted by Albert Gareev on Aug 18, 2009
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Sometimes a PC goes to sleep, launches screensaver or locks the desktop during a long synchronization periods or other GUI inactivity periods. Adding the function below makes the script periodically moving mouse to avoid breaking of the execution. Place the call to the function within your time-consuming loops and custom synchronization functions. To improve performance […] ...

QA Automation – GUI Function Wrapping

Posted by Albert Gareev on Jun 05, 2009
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QA Automation – GUI Function Wrapping Some of the statements below will be covered in detail in my subsequent posts. Now I use them to get straight to Test Step requirements. Please read details below the picture. Quality Assurance Functional/Regression Automated Testing and Test Automation Requirements: Usability, Maintainability, Scalability, and Robustness. Let’s break them down […] ...

Managing Recovery Scenarios (QTP, VBScript)

Posted by Albert Gareev on Dec 16, 2008
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As promised, I’m writing more detailed post on QTP Recovery Scenario management. Overview Exception / Event Handlers in QTP are declared as “Recovery Scenarios” through wizard dialogs and editable with Recovery Scenario Manager. All exception handlers must be added to test script to use them. Programmatically exception handlers are accessible through Recovery object. During run-time, exception handlers can […] ...

Test Script Robustness

Posted by Albert Gareev on Dec 10, 2007
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Robustness is the quality of being able to withstand stresses, pressures, or changes in procedure or circumstance. A system, organism or design may be said to be “robust” if it is capable of coping well with variations (sometimes unpredictable variations) in its operating environment with minimal damage, alteration or loss of functionality. wikipedia.org Test Script […] ...

Synchronization in Test Automation

Posted by Albert Gareev on Oct 10, 2007
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Synchronization in Test Automation What’s it about? As in regular, human-to-human conversation, it is important not to interrupt each other, and wait till a talker finishes a message, in human-to-program, and in program-to-program interaction, giving time is important. In conversation, we usually recognize end of a message by a pause in speech. In interaction with […] ...
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