I participated in your poll and am wondering how you will use the information? Is this to support the implementation of test automation? And will you make final results available here? [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
Yes - its in support of test automation - and its emerging areas. And yes ill make the final results available here (as well as the article - if my friends don't think its too stupid! [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img] ) - its going to be in parts though focusing on each area of automation. I'm just waiting for more users to vote [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img] .
I also participated in the poll, but because I have not used automation, only the first question applied to me. Therefore when submitting, I received an alert that told me I didn't answer the remaining questions. Perhaps have an alert after the first question, if automation isn't used, to thank the user for participating? [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
I also participated - but though question 2 gave option for "others" you did not indicate you wanted to know what I used it for! [img]images/icons/confused.gif[/img]
Anyway -- I selected others because I used an automation script to speed up my time in rebuilding PCs in our deployment (aka SMS) test lab for the next test package (restoring an image). Because we had to set up the same stuff over and over (email, printers, etc), I used a bat file and several WinRunner scripts to automate it to a "click and go" process saving 2 hours manual work per PC. (there were 8)
In addition, I created several WinRunner scripts to test typical stuff that had to be checked after packages were installed: print; open/create/send email; IE validation (internal sites/external sites); Flash apps; MS Office apps working fine (usually needed when we were installing a patch); etc.