Agile Test Automation

June 29, 2012 0

This article shares thoughts, experiences, and some of the critical lessons learned while implementing software test automation on a recent Agile project. Although it took them quite some time to reach their current status, it’s been well worth the investment and the efforts are paying off in big way. The team is now able to build, integrate, test and deploy their application software with production-like quality in a production-like environment every single day.

Do Unit Tests Obviate Static Typing for Error Detection?

June 25, 2012 0

Evan Farrer to test the frequently cited claim by proponents of dynamically typed programming languages that static typing was not needed for detecting bugs in programs. In his blog post, he explains why unit testing isn’t enough and you need static typing too.

Efficient BDD with SpecFlow

June 19, 2012 0

SpecFlow is an acceptance test driven development and behavior driven development for .NET. One of them the biggest challenge in using SpecFlow is to improve the efficiency of the automated testing process. Typical questions are about organizing feature files, keeping the specification language consistent, refactoring feature files, automation code maintainability, better feedback from failing tests, test execution time or handling stability issues.

Unit Testing with Axioms in C++ 2011

June 18, 2012 0

This article shows how concepts and axioms can be expressed in standard C++ 2011, and explore Axiom-based testing is a technique for testing generic code in a generic way, based on algebraic specification. This article explores how you can specify graph transformation-based rules for a classical problem of transforming from UML sequence diagrams to state machines. The specification of the transformation rules is based on the concrete syntax of sequence diagrams and state machines. It introduces tailored transformation support for sequence diagrams and a novel graphical operator to match and transform combined fragments.

JSConTest: Contract-Driven Testing for JavaScript

June 18, 2012 0

Program understanding is a major obstacle during program maintenance. In an object-oriented language, understanding an operation requires understanding its type and its effect on the object network. The effect is particularly important for scripting languages where there is neither class structure that restricts the shape of an object nor any other kind of access control. We have designed and implemented JSConTest. JSContest is a tool that enhances JavaScript with simple, type-like contracts and provides a framework for monitoring and guided random testing of programs against these contracts at the same time.

Load Testing With Telerik Test Studio

June 14, 2012 0

Learn how Telerik Test Studio’s performance testing and just-released load testing features can help you detect bottlenecks in your system’s performance and answer business-critical questions about your ability to handle large amounts of traffic. This webinar focuses on Test Studio’s Performance and Load Testing features. It presents how these features can help you respond to questions from management like “Will our site be able to support traffic after this new product’s launch?” and “Are our customers happy when they are using our site during normal and high traffic times?”

Software Testing with Visual Studio Coded UI

June 13, 2012 0

Visual Studio allows you to create automated tests of the user interface (UI) known as coded UI tests. These tests provide functional testing of the UI and validation of UI controls. This article provides test automation guidance that helps you leverage the coded UI features of Visual Studio 2010 to foster a continuous, consistent and standard automation approach. Such an approach allows you to build, deploy and test, taking advantage of Visual Studio Lab Management features, which let automation testers reap the benefits of integrating with the build process for automatic build deployment, executing on VMs and reporting test automation results as part of Microsoft Test Manager (MTM). The article provides also a list of Do’s and Don’ts of UI automation. UI automation can be a tricky business. To help you get the best results, follow the advice, guidance and best practices for writing coded UI tests in the following Do and Don’t lists.

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