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April 30, 2010

Tester’s tools: Addressing IE ballot screen browser sprawl for 5 most popular web browsers

Filed under: Tester's tools — natiku @ 1:41 pm

For Rich Internet Application (RIA, using Ajax, Flex, Flash) is really needed to use testing tools with direct web browser automation support.

Many good testing tools are based on FireFox and its good extendability, but now when Microsoft introduce a IE Ballot Screen, How_the_IE_ballot_screen_works for Web Browser selections,
we will need to look for tools which are at least capable to automate most popular browsers.

How many browsers will be on the ballot?

Twelve altogether, but just five on the first page.

The first five are Apple’s Safari, Google’s Chrome, Microsoft’s IE, Mozilla’s Firefox and Opera (In random order).
On a second screen, the ballot will list AOL, Maxthon, K-Meleon, Flock, Avant Browser, Sleipnir and SlimBrowser.

Testing tools for 5 major browsers

Most popular Open Source Web Automation tools Selenium, is capable to automate this 5 web browsers see Selenium Platforms,
but test cases can be generate only with FireFox. This can be in some cases a significant limitation.

Another Open Source Test Framework Windmill has Cross-browser test recorder

Both tools support JavaScript, so test cases can be more easily shared with web content Developers.

April 27, 2010

Test Status to SMS/MMS: Sending Advanced SMS messages using CLI mode dedicated GSM USB device

Filed under: Test Status to SMS/MMS — natiku @ 12:03 pm


This entry is part of Test Status to SMS/MMS workshop.

Sending Advanced SMS messages using CLI mode dedicated GSM USB device

Today I will show how to send SMS using advanced features supported by Gammu.

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April 13, 2010

Tips&Tricks: The Cloud’s Next Big Thing = Software Testing

Filed under: Tips Tricks — natiku @ 10:32 am

The Cloud’s Next Big Thing = Software Testing
Load Testing From The Cloud, A Killer App?

Performance testing in the cloud (PDF, HP White Paper

Four Fundamental Requirements of Successful Testing in the Cloud – Part I
Four Fundamental Requirements of Successful Testing in the Cloud – Part II
Four Fundamental Requirements of Successful Testing in the Cloud – Part III

Guidelines for testing ‘in-the-cloud’ technologies (PDF)

And of course some nice Testing in the Cloud demo:

Load Tester on Amazon EC2 (Demo)

If you want to see more demos you can look at SOASTA or LoadStorm

Tips&Tricks: Aspects of Performance Testing in Agile environments

Filed under: Tips Tricks — natiku @ 10:10 am

Of course as starting point I recommend Scott’s article:

An Explanation of Performance Testing on an Agile Team (Part 1 of 2)
An Explanation of Performance Testing on an Agile Team (Part 2 of 2)

And of course look also on one from Alexander:

Agile Performance Testing (Agile Joutrnal, 2010)

At least Microsoft view:

Managing an Agile Performance Test Cycle

April 12, 2010

Tips&Tricks: Beyond performance testing (Scott Barber)

Filed under: Tips Tricks — natiku @ 3:48 pm

I like a Scott’s articles, he is one of the best performance testers and they are excellent introduction to performance testing:

User experience, not metrics (2001)
Beyond performance testing (2004)

See more at Recent Presentations by Scott Barber

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