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    Writing test scripts

    User (mblack321@yahoo.com) posted:

    Can anyone suggest a good book on how to write test scripts? I am
    tasked with writing scripts from use cases and I've never done it
    before. Thanks for you help.
    Melissa



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    Re: Writing test scripts

    User STEURS Stefan (stefan.steurs@eurocontrol.int) posted:


    Try Testing Object Oriented Systems from Robert V Binder.

    It's a bible for testers. Lots of stuff in it also when it doesn't concern
    OO or OT systems.

    Don't let yourself be put off by it's size. You can do piecemeal reading of
    it.

    Stefan.



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    Re: Writing test scripts

    User Neil Cameron (neilc@qss.co.uk) posted:

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    my god, you do have a real task on your hands then if you have never written
    a test script before, mmmmm, I might just leave the answer to this one to
    someone with more experience )

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    Re: Writing test scripts

    User John McWee (jmcwee@scires.com) posted:

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    Melissa,
    That is a very tough task if you are not familar with the Unified Modeling =
    Language (UML). First rule of thumb about this type of test script generati=
    on is to be sure they also provide the Sequence Diagrams, and the Class Dia=
    grams. The Sequence Diagrams will help you in determining how the informat=
    ion will through the application. And the Class Diagrams will help you to =
    determine the functionality of the application. Each Class has functionali=
    ty that should be tested specifically. I hope you have some programming ex=
    perience and understand how to read code? :0) Also I hope your application=
    is GUI driven, so you can use WR. Otherwise Automating using Shell Script=
    ing is a whole different matter. Hope this helps a bit.

    John McWee Jr.
    Code 71B
    Software Test & Evaluation Manager
    3860 Faber Place Dr.
    Suite 100
    North Charleston, SC 29405

    Dwight Eisenhower, leader of the 1944 D-Day invasion of Normandy: "The plan=
    is nothing; the planning is everything."=20


    jmcwee@scires.com
    843-308-2508


    my god, you do have a real task on your hands then if you have never writte=
    n a test script before, mmmmm, I might just leave the answer to this one to=
    someone with more experience )

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    Re: Writing test scripts

    User Steve Mathisen (scmathisen@hotmail.com) posted:

    Scott,
    Actually, the process that we use here is we develop the test script in Word
    table, we then import the test via the Word macro into Test Director, we use
    the generate button to generate the pseudocode test, launch the test in
    WinRunner, paste in all of the standard sections of our test (header, calls
    to function libraries, gui maps, etc...) and then finish the recording in
    WinRunner. It actually works quite well.

    Steve

    From: "Scott Anderson" <scott_anderson@fundquest.com>
    Reply-To: winrunner@yahoogroups.com
    To: <winrunner@yahoogroups.com>
    Subject: RE: [winrunner] Writing test scripts
    Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2001 15:58:58 -0400

    What kind of success have you had actually writing the test scripts in Test
    Director and then automating based off of those? It seems like a great
    idea, but then you'll have to toggle back and forth between the commented
    script and the recording. Any thoughts?

    thanks,
    Scott

    Steve Mathisen
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    Re: Writing test scripts

    User STEURS Stefan (stefan.steurs@eurocontrol.int) posted:

    Class interaction diagrams and state charts can help a lot as well, even
    more than sequence diagrams. Unfortunately there aren't many developers
    creating and maintaining them.

    Stefan.



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    Re: Writing test scripts

    User Melissa Blacksmith (mblack321@yahoo.com) posted:

    John,
    Thank you. Oh boy, now I'm really worried. I'm a
    business analyst (20 yrs. experience) at a new company
    and I always thought test scripts were the
    responsiblity of QA. Thanks for your advice, much
    appreciated that you took the time.
    Melissa

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    Re: Writing test scripts

    User Paul Mandel (paulm@fundtech.com) posted:

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    A simpler way to create a set of scripts is to take the functional specs and
    create a step by step set of instructions on how to perform each action in
    the specs. Create a script for each action. Pretend you are writing them
    for a person who doesn't have a clue about using a computer. The functional
    specs will be used to create the high level positive (basic tests). You can
    Create more test plans from use cases for negative testing. I use a table
    form (see attached). I am sure the method described earlier would develop a
    more effective set of scripts but it also depends on what type of resources
    your company is will to put into QA.
    Good luck, Paul


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    Re: Writing test scripts

    User Eleonora (ekaplan@sancastle.com) posted:

    Hi.
    Recently, I have completed my Master work in software automated testing,
    therefore I have read many papers and books on this subject.
    And I want suggest:

    [1] Bret Pettichord - "Success with Test Automation", 1999,
    http://www.io.com/~wazmo/succpap.htm.

    [2] Bret Pettichord - "Seven Steps to Test Automation Success", 1999,
    http://www.io.com/~wazmo/papers/seven_steps.html.

    [3] Cem Kaner - "Improving the Maintainability of Automated Test Suites"
    Quality Week '97, http://www.kaner.com/lawst1.htm.

    [4] Elfriede Dustin - "Automated Testing Lessons Learned", 1999.
    http://www.autotestco.com.

    [5] Elfriede Dustin, Jeff Rashka, John Paul "Automated Software Testing".

    [6] Herbert M. Isenberg - "The Practical Organization of Automated Software
    Testing", 1995, http://www.automated-testing.com/PATfinal.htm.

    [7] Imbus GmbH - "How to Automate Testing of Graphical User Interfaces",
    ESSI PIE 24306,1998, http://www.esi.es/ESSI/Reports/All/24306.

    [8] James Hancock - "When to Automate Testing. A Cost-Benefit Analysis",
    1998, http://www.data-dimensions.com/teste.../jimauto1.htm.

    [9] Keith Zambelich - "Totally Data-Driven Automated Testing", 1998,
    http://www.sqa-test.com/w_paper1.html.

    [10] Kerry Zallar - "Automated Software Testing - A Perspective", 1999,
    http://www.crl.com/~zallar/testing.html.

    [11] Linda Hayes - "Testability standards for automation", "Datamation",
    aug. 1998.

    [12] Linda Hayes - "Automated Testing Handbook".

    [13] Mike Powers - "Styles for Making Test Automation Work", 1997,
    http://www.data-dimensions.com/teste...to_style1.htm.

    [14] Quality Tree Web Site - "Advanced Automation Techniques, 1999,
    http://www.qualitytree.com/autotest/advanced.htm.

    Best regards,
    Eleonora Kaplan.

    Software Quality Engineer
    SANcastle Technologies Inc.
    Israel.

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    Re: Writing test scripts

    User Scott Anderson (scott_anderson@fundquest.com) posted:

    What kind of success have you had actually writing the test scripts in Test
    Director and then automating based off of those? It seems like a great
    idea, but then you'll have to toggle back and forth between the commented
    script and the recording. Any thoughts?

    thanks,
    Scott


 

 
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