I'm in automation and I work for company that doesn't have any specs or documentation. I script a lot of automated case but I don't have any more idea to what scripting ?!? Is anyone have idea about new scripting test or is there a course good for ?
I'm curious if you don't have any requirements or UI docs how do you know what to test? If you don't mind me asking, what have you been scripting? Maybe if we evaluate what you have done, it will be easier to determine what's left.
I automated what is the easy thing I know that user do. Like create of exercise, adding items in it, get the directory contents, opening windows and some other utility. It's easy to know the base that will be use.
SoJen, it sounds like you have a lot of UI tests. Scripts that verify that buttons, links, and menu's work and a basic critical path can be executed. That's very good, but I have some concerns.
With the lack of documentation that you've had how do you know what you're testing is what the business staff wanted? It seems like you are testing functionality with very little idea if it is working as it should, or if it should even be in the application in the first place. Did you base your scripts off existing manual test cases?
As for ideas on other things you can automate:
1. If you have manual testers see if there is any sort of data generation with the tool you could do to help their testing. Creating data for them to manipulate could be helpful.
2. If you aren't already use the tool to do boundary testing on fields, validate contents in listboxes, try inputing different data and validate that the system process correctly.