I have to do functional testing of a toolbar which integrates with ArcGIS. What is the recommended procedure for testing of this toolbar?
- I know, I've to test all the functionalities available on that toolbar plus functionalities of those features with other built-in features of ArcGIS like Zoom In, Pan etc..
What can be other possible test scenarios for successful testing of the said toolbar?
I'm not really familiar with the product itself. It sounds like you've got a fairly broad idea of what you are going to test. Take each of those functional items, though, and break it down further, into smaller chunks, and try to map the testing out so you get the greatest amount of coverage.
If this is already in use, then shadow some of the users for a day or two to see how they use it. This will give you some more valuable information on how the product is being used.
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Does the toolbar actually integrate with an ArcGIS system or does it update the database on which the ArcGIS application feeds? For example, I have a desktop application for my company, Cpat's Burgers. On my desktop application I can run reports and edit Manager and Regional Manager locations.
In the actual GIS application, I can see locations of different branches and upon selecting the building feature, I can see the associated manager.
Or, are you implying that you're actually resopnsible for testing the ArcGIS application itself with custom features?
If that is the case, I would think standard testing methodologies hold firm. Map your requirements to your test conditions. There is really nothing special about a toolbar.
Most of the ArcGIS information is stored in feature classes and all of this is configurable behind the scenes. It's really hard for me to direct you without some information on what the toolbar is supposed to accomplish. Most of the data/map interaction should already be in the application (pan/zoom/search/find, etc...)