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Jul 12

Issues with Image Matching/Analog Automation Approach

Category: QuickTest Pro, Software Testing, Test Management | Comments Off on Issues with Image Matching/Analog Automation Approach

Be careful with this approach.  It is a form of analog testing and I would be hesitant on using an analog test automation approach these days.  If this is your only option then fine, however test automation tools have advanced enough that you can normally find one that will interface at the object level with […]

26
Jul 12

Number of Working Days

Category: ASI General, Management, Tools | Comments Off on Number of Working Days

I’m recommending a great FREE simple web based tool that has been very useful in many calculations that I’ve had to do for testing, automation and management stats & reporting – it is called “Business day calculator in the USA” and it is found at http://www.workingdays.us/

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Jul 12

QC Not Running a QTP Script

Category: Quality Center, QuickTest Pro, Software Testing, Test Management, Tools | Comments Off on QC Not Running a QTP Script

Situation: When running a QuickTest Pro test script from a test set within the Quality Center, it will sometimes hang without ever connecting to QTP.  The “Automatic Runner” window appears to hang (become unresponsive) with the Status field empty and it just sits there doing nothing and never runs the script no matter how long […]

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Jul 12

Why Write Test Cases?

Category: Quality Center, Software Testing, Test Management | Comments Off on Why Write Test Cases?

There was a recent question raised that asked “why write test cases if you already know the functionality of the application?”   This an interesting point of view that unfortunately is fairly common actually.  I think a lot of people take this perspective because they have so much work to do that taking the time to […]

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Jul 12

QTP Output Values vs Checkpoints

Category: QuickTest Pro, Software Testing, Training | Comments Off on QTP Output Values vs Checkpoints

Recently I saw some comments in some forum groups where people seemed confused between QuickTest Pro Output Values and Checkpoints, along with whether they should use the built-in features to create these statements versus coding the comparisons themselves.  Here are some points to consider:
– Don’t confuse “Output Values” with “Checkpoints”, they are not the same.  […]



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