Sunday, December 28, 2008

Testing an Application without documents

I have taken the Stefan's dashboard just to show how the exploratory testing can be done, as recently i met a person(tester) as our conversion went as follows

Tester : Do you know anything about Win Runner, QTP
TesterWorld(ME) : They are automational tools used for checkinging the functionality
Tester : That answer any one can say who are in testing field. Tell me are you manual / automation tester.

Our conversation went top to the hill, as he argued that Automation will re place manual testing, I got annoyed with his reasonless argument and I just asked a simple question. Can you test any appliccation that has no functionality/specification document).Tester : No, i cant test. how can we test with out any of the documents.

This was the answer he gave me, i really pitty for most of the people who are not skilled testers and still acts as if they are senior QA, etc. So this post is for those people who are really intrested and passionate about testing.

I have taken the Stefans Dash board as it really looks great and made me exciting while i was testing for this post, ( . This made me really exciting while seeing the sample screen shot in the above mentioned post and i downloaded the file with out reading the whole post

First thought regarding the Dashboard :
when I unzipped it, i found a html file, excel sheet, two images, and one sample screen shot. I opened the HTML file AND FOUND no values are getting populated in dashboard, I was shocked why is this not getting opened, i thought some of the files must have been deleted intensionally.

Second thought regarding the dashboard :
After some time later, again i went into the folder and opened the html File in notepad, unfortunately i am poor at programming languages but i gussed the path that was given in html file, that excel sheet has to be placed in C drive and then immediately i did that and again i opened the html file. Hurray it got opened. Offcourse the path can also be changed to as desired location and can be given in the notepad, inorder to make the dashboard to be worked.

Third thought regarding the dashboard :
So i tried in doing couple of changes, just by status to pass to fail, changing version and adding comments everythings seems to be cool and working fine, then i used some of diffrent scenarios.
Sceanrio 1
Steps to reproduce:
1. Open the "autteststatus.html" file, and click on the change status button
2. In the comments give as 'test' and try to save a java script error is populated.

Scenario 2
Steps to reproduce:
1. Open the "autteststatus.html" file, and click on the change status button
2. Now give the word in double quotes in comments column and save, you can observe that comments column is saved, now again click on the change button you can observe that, there is no data present for the changes you done previously

Scenario 3
Steps to reproduce:
1. Open the "autteststatus.html" file, and click on the change status button
2. Enter the comments column with html tags like test and save you can find that it is saved and displayed as bold. Now again click on the change button, now ive the name in html tags like and save, changes were saved successfully but text i changed is not visible, now click on change button then you can find that text is present as given but it is not visible after we savee save.

Scenario 4:
Steps to reproduce:
1. Open the "autteststatus.xls" file, and click on the change status button
2. Give the comments as 'test' note the costumer and version no. now open the html file and observe that starting quote is misssing in the column.
These were some of the scenarios Please be passioante about the work you do, that will make you rich and wealthy.

Monday, June 30, 2008

"Automation or Manual testing"

While this seems to be quite abnormal if you ask in what we want typo to work before coming to the testing carrier. In Hyderabad, the teaching culture of software testing has changed/seems to be changed a little bit like previously it was a struggle between our friends(upcoming testers) that automation means QTP, win runner etc where I used to object that though this is not the means but just to have a regular basis discussion. When I was into this testing carrier I asked a lot of people (An upcoming testers) about these two terms “Manual testing or automation testing”, every time we start we do have a several arguments and in the end we do have nothing but just to smile on each other faces which makes that we are an upcoming testers.
In my basis Automation is just an added skill to the Tester, but not just that it is the world. Without the manual there is no automation and off course there are vice versa in some cases. Automation itself is not just the tools like “QTP, Win runner, Silk runner” etc. the point is what ever we needed in our regular basis used for testing purpose that reduces time is an automation.. this was the basic of Automation testing.
I do like to give few examples. Let’s have field something like this


Conditions : Only 2000 characters will allow.

In such kind of test cases what would someone will do. I saw few people who started to write 2000 characters in a notepad. Which was a waste of time, in order to save time we do have lots of tools like test data generator. Search for them and generate 2000 characters which would prominently save time and increase the productivity. Such tools help us a lot in increasing productivity. Another small example is WORD/emails where we have a spell checker, which is an automated tool where we correct the wrong spellings.
Automation is not just the tools like QTP or win runner, Typically one has to be understand that what ever is needed for automating to increase our productivity is an Automation tool.

NOTE : DEAR UPCOMING TESTER’s This post is especially to increase awareness about the automation or manual. I would really happy if at least one got understood from this post and implement in your daily basis to increase your productivity and don’t forget to leave your comments before you go away from this blog.

you will never leave once you are visit these as at some point or the other you always need to increase your productivity