test software question
Is there any standalone software that can take an application's source code and
produce a test plan to be performed off the executable
Re: test software question
Wouldn't that be nice if there is such a thing? Imagine how much time a QA person can save from manually typing each Test Plan?
But, this sounds pretty scary also!?
Do you think the developers will even attempt to put in extra effort to get their .exes help produce the best, most complete, most effective Test Plan to uncover defects from their own codes? Maybe?
If some tool can do it (let's say in year 3000), I think that the test plan it will generate is still very incomplete. That's why there is this thing called "QA". Somehow, in addition to the customers/users, the QA approach (thinking) in using (breaking) the application is most of the time (maybe all the time) different than that of the developer(s). Otherwise, there may not be any Bug Tracking system or automated Test Tool in demand. Once you wear that "QA Hat", hopefully, you are thinking like a developer (i.e. this should work this way and that should work that way). You should be instead thinking of "What IFs?" as in "What if I do this, this, and that will the AUT still work okay?" or "If I enter "9999999" for a Qty field, is the system going to accept it or generate an Access Violation error?". These "what if stuffs" (+ more) are, what I'm afraid of, items that might be missing if ever the tool (app's .exe generating test plan) you are looking for suddenly appears.
[This message has been edited by Gilbert (edited 04-03-2001).]