Learning Basics of Rational Robot – IBM Test automation tool

This is a guest article from J.B.Rajkumar. Author is having good experience on automation tools and is currently working with a top MNC.

Learning Basics of  Rational Robot (7.0)

1. Features of Rational Robot
Rational Robot is an automated functional, regression testing tool for automating Windows, Java, IE and ERP applications under windows platform.  Rational Robot provides test cases for common objects such as menus, lists, bitmaps and specialized test cases for objects specific to the development environment. It integrates with tools like Rational Test Manager, Rational ClearQuest and Requisite Pro in the Rational Unified Processor for Defect Tracking, Change Management and Requirement Traceability. It also supports UI technologies like Java, the Web, all VS.NET controls, Oracle Forms, Borland Delphi and Sybase Power Builder applications.

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Manual and Automation testing Challenges

Software Testing has a lot of challenges both in a manual as well as in automation. Generally in manual testing scenario developers through the build to test team assuming the responsible test team or tester will pick the build and will come to ask what the build is about? This is the case in organizations not following so-called ‘processes'. Tester is the middleman between developing a team and the customers, handling the pressure from both the sides. And I assume most of our readers are smart enough to handle this pressure. Aren't you?

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Build Verification Testing (BVT Testing) Complete Guide

What is Build Verification Testing (BVT)?

Build Verification test is a set of tests run on every new build to verify that build is testable before it is released to test team for further testing.

These test cases are core functionality test cases that ensure the application is stable and can be tested thoroughly. Typically BVT process is automated. If BVT fails that build is again get assigned to a developer for the fix.

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10 Tips you should read before automating your testing work

Automating Your Testing


I was getting too many questions on when and how to automate the testing process. Instead of answering them individually I thought it would be better to have some discussion here.

I will put my thoughts about when to automate, how to automate or should we automate our testing work?

I know there some of our readers are smarter than me. So it would be always a good idea to start a meaningful discussion on such a vast topic to get in-depth idea and thoughts from experts from different areas and their experience in automation testing.

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Software Installation/Un installation Testing

Software Installation_Un installation Testing

Have you performed software installation testing? How was the experience? Well, Installation testing (Implementation Testing) is quite an interesting part of software testing life cycle.

Installation testing is like introducing a guest in your home. The new guest should be properly introduced to all the family members in order to feel him comfortable. Installation of new software is also quite like above example.

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What is Regression Testing? Definition, Tools, Method, and Example

What is Regression Testing?

Regression testing is a type of testing that is done to verify that a code change in the software does not impact the existing functionality of the product. This is to make sure the product works fine with new functionality, bug fixes or any change in the existing feature. Previously executed test cases are re-executed in order to verify the impact of change.

Regression Testing is a Software Testing type in which test cases are re-executed in order to check whether the previous functionality of the application is working fine and the new changes have not introduced any new bugs.

This test can be performed on a new build when there is a significant change in the original functionality that too even in a single bug fix.

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WinRunner Automation Tool (History and Interview Questions)


This is part of the post, “WinRunner Interview questions and answers series ”

HP WinRunner automation tool was owned by Mercury Interactive. When HP acquired Mercury Interactive, they stopped Winrunner support and suggested to use the HP Functional Testing software.

These are some important WinRunner interview questions frequently asked in automation testing interview. If you are unclear of any answer ask me for clarification. I will continue this WinRunner tutorial posting series on weekends as a testing interview preparation series for you.

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