i am an indian, here are lots of requirements for testers those who have knowledge of Unix/Linux OS basically shell scripting , can u please guide me that how tester can be used for these purpose, which tools are available for testing this type of applications rather which type of applications are there and how tester can be used in this matter, is it like for testing such type of application tester should have shell sdcripting knowledge, please tell me how shell programming can be used for testing....i am interested in this job profile, i have basic knowledge of shell programmin as i have done B.E.Computer Science...
looking forward to u.
Software QA Engineer-ARYAN InfoTech
Test-Driven Development is not a Testing........
Scripting on all platforms/languages is important for testing as many operations/functions can not be easily (if at all in some cases) demonstrated via a user interface. That said, automated tool set can cover what a shell script does, but with a higher over head in cost and system resources.
There is no such beast as a "type of application" , scripting can be useful in most cases for many reasons. Examples of these can be using PERL for Test/String searches on large flat files or making system calls. They can also be used to trap and dump system parameters (say like memory and CPU usage). The limit is only the imagination / resources and time allocated.