Hi Guys , i've been a developer on pascal for 6 years and have about 6 months experience in C# and SQL before i moved into QA.I have only been doing manual testing and have read a few articles about automated testing. Which will be the best software to start using automated testing and for those that have used it what are your opinions on Automated testing as i have read it is a bit hectic to maintain multiple databases and data for specific testing espcially in the development phase when the database is changing or needs changes.
Before I can answer your questions, I am trying to understand your automated testing requirements a bit more:
What type of automation are you trying to accomplish? Front-end? Back-end? You seem to be focusing on data testing, correct? When you are referring to maintaining multiple databases, are you referring to the versions used during development vs test? Please elaborate.
I agree with Elfriede, we probably need a little more information to say for sure, but if you're talking about running test data sets against a database or something like that, then you should have enough knowledge in C# to knock out a simple test harness for this in a day or two.
Just cycle through the data sets you have and ensure that they are correctly added to the database without truncation, corruption, etc.