Archive for the ‘Automated testing’ category

ST&P announced Rockstars of Testing

October 29, 2008

“Software Test and Performance” magazine announced its readers’ voting results of automation tools in different categories.

Some of the results:

Data/test performance

HP LOADRUNNER took the most votes in the data/test performance category, which groups products in terms of their ability to apply test data to an application or system and evaluate how
it handles the processing.

Functional test

One again, HP’s QUICKTEST PROFESSIONAL takes the top prize for functional testing.

Test/QA Management

HP is once again on top with TESTDIRECTOR FOR QUALITY CENTER, which testers voted this year and last their favorite tool for test and QA management.

Defect/Issue Management

Last year there were two winners in the defect and issue management category: HP TestDirector for Quality Center and the Mozilla Foundation’s Bugzilla were tied. This year, TESTDIRECTOR alone took the top spot and Bugzilla moved to third, edged out by Microsoft’s Visual Studio Team Edition for Software Testers.

To read more, you have to download a November issue of ST&P

Well, that’s a good PR for HP. Good tools for “good” prices 😉


…but computers are great at repetitive tasks humans are not very good at.

February 26, 2008

Recently I stumbled across a splendid article about test automation.

An Interview with Jonathan Kohl

How to use Quality Center Open Test Architecture API

January 8, 2008

Recently I’ve encountered a task: to create a script that would connect to QC and run a test set. It was expected that the execution of this script will be initiated by Outlook. The main idea was – a notification comes to my inbox and Outlook runs the script that runs a test set.