July 30th, 2012
Cubic test is an automation tool that which can be used to capture automated test cases in form of graphics with its record and playback functionality. These test cases are captured in form of Data Flow Diagrams which are run by utilizing Selenium RC.
Cubic test works with Eclipse only as it is available as plugin rather than a standalone exe which can be downloaded from following link:-
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May 29th, 2012
I have been using SOAP UI tool for a while now and has been involved in one of the API testing projects where I used it . Believe me, this tool is very easy to use and this credit goes to the detailed documentation on its site and tool's rich GUI. In Xebia, we have expertise working in SOAP UI and we have several projects running here for web service testing .
Few months ago, I gave one hands on session on Soap UI with one of my colleagues here in Xebia where we showcased how SOAP UI works and introduced its out of the box features which I am going to pen down in this blog.There are two versions of SOAP UI tool where one is an open source and other is commercial one which is called SOAP UI PRO. I have worked with both of the versions and this is obvious that commercial version has more capabilities. I am not mentioning advantage of one version over other here. I will be talking about what makes this tool so popular in market? Read more »
April 19th, 2012
Automation testing helps testers to reduce burden of repetitive tasks in manual testing. Many software companies are launching applications in industry and to keep pace with this fast moving mobile industry they have test and release new mobile applications or same application with more functionality rapidly. To meet this challenge, software companies are moving towards automation testing in mobile. We know that mobile testing is evolving and so is mobile automation testing. It is not completely matured like in case of website automation testing.
There are few tools available in market for mobile automation testing. It is true that mobile testing is still evolving and there is always increased pressure on companies to adopt to changing mobile operating system or in other words diversified nature of mobile phones. There are challenges in mobile automation testing which are mentioned below:-
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April 6th, 2012
Nowadays, automation testers are shifting from selenium1 to selenium web driver because of its many advantages. I am new to automation and had used selenium1 earlier. I have recently started using selenium web driver and while automating my first test, I wanted to maximize my browser window but then I found out that web driver has no direct command of maximizing window like we have in selenium1. Although we can use selenium commands in webdriver by using webbacked driver function. I used selenium.maximize() function but it was not working on my machine. I knew that it is not the only way of maximizing browser window. There could be other ways also. I have mentioned four different ways of maximizing browser window in selenium web driver in this blog . If in any case, one of them is not working for you then have other options which can be tried out.
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March 2nd, 2012
In today’s world, ever increasing inclination towards mobile devices and applications has provided great prospects for enterprises to move their business in mobile world. As mobile technology lets the customers stay connected for almost all the time, enterprises are moving beyond the desktop world to keep attuned to their customer needs. But development of mobile applications with an impeccable user interface and functionality for highly fragmented mobile market is in itself an ordeal. Thus quite evidently mobile application development has become a booming field in the IT industry. Few days back, I met with a guy who is mobile QA from long time. I discussed with him few of the best practices which shall be followed for functional testing of mobile applications. So through this blog I want to share few of those practices which should be followed by mobile QA while doing testing for any mobile application. Read more »