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Learning Software Testing with Test Studio

By : Rawane Madi
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Learning Software Testing with Test Studio

By: Rawane Madi

Overview of this book

Test Studio is Telerik's QA solution for automating your manual testing. With Test Studio's standalone edition or Visual Studio plugin, you can rule out the possibility of unreliable test execution and UI recognition, non indicative test results and reports, dispersed test repository, low code coverage, and unaffordable learning curves. With no code, this tool provides an intuitive IDE to effortlessly create maintainable tests. If you are looking for a solution to automate testing for your web, desktop, or mobile application, you can now benefit from Test Studio's rich automation features. "Learning Software Testing with Test Studio" will illustrate how to reliably automate test cases when it is time to relinquish manual testing habits. This book is all about less theory and more hands-on examples to present a complete manual and automated solution for your ASP .NET, WPF, Silverlight or iOS apps. This book gets you started directly with automation in Test Studio by exploiting its recording powers through series of concrete test cases built around the equipped applications. Each chapter starts with a typical automation problem which is then approached using Test Studio specialized automation features. You will learn how to create record and playback functional, performance, and load tests. Furthermore, we will see how to insert verification steps, logical constructs, convenient logging operations, and how to convert test scripts in order to implement keyword and data-driven architectures. To endow your tests with additional flexibility, each recorded automation feature will be approached from its coded perspective through the usage of the underlying ArtOfTest Test Studio automation library. This book also illustrates how Test Studio can automate pre-conditions, test result inputting, and the capturing of system states during manual test case execution in order to keep the tester's attention focused on the important details.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Learning Software Testing with Test Studio
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Setting up your environment

You will get a list of files with this book to help you try the examples properly. The following is an explanation on how to set up the environment to practice the automation examples against the applications under test.

The File Comparer application

Chapters 2 through 6, as well as Chapter 10, Tips and Tricks, revolve around the File Comparer WPF application. To configure this application environment, you need to:

  1. Run the FC_DB-Database Scripts.sql files in the SQL Management Studio.

  2. Open the settings.xml file from the solution bin and edit the ConnectionString parameter.


Chapter 6, Test Lists and Reports, gives examples on custom reports that can be found in the File Comparer - Reports.xlsx workbook. The data source files for these reports can be found in the ODCs folder. In order to properly display the charts in the workbook:

  1. Edit the ConnectionString parameter inside the ODC extension files.

  2. Bind the pivot tables inside the excel workbook to these files as follows:

    • The Execution Metrics for Last Run sheet to the FC_DB-L-EMLR.odc file

    • The Execution Metrics over Time sheet to the FC_DB-MOT.odc file

    • The Feature Coverage sheet to the FC_DB-FC.odc file

    • The Test Execution Duration sheet to the FC_DB-TED.odc file

Alternatively, you can create these charts with the queries provided in Chapter 6, Test Lists and Reports.

Additional files

The following are the additional files used in this book:

  • The Test Studio Automated Solutions folder contains the Test Studio automated solution for the examples in the book. For each chapter, there will be an incremental solution holding the examples for this chapter and the ones before.

  • The TestStudio.Extension folder is a Visual Studio solution and it corresponds to the Test Studio extension library demonstrated in Chapter 10, Tips and Tricks.

As for the remaining files, such as the data sources, external tests, and the fiddler SAZ file, they will be referenced by their names within the chapter examples.