courses from Foothill college with A grade. I am also familiar with perl, java,cgi,html and good in windows. I want to get into testing. where should i start?. What tools
i need to learn?.
The key thing to remember is that "the process" is the same no matter which language the test tool is based on. Rational "Visual Test" is based on VB or VBA type syntax. Mercury "WinRunner" is based on C or C++ syntax. The key to remember is that it's a "Test Script Language" Not VB and Not C. You must work within the limitation of the TSL. Having said that you should get a copy of "WinBatch" and get used to creating batch scripts on windows applications. You can use WinBatch to do things Not available in the Test Tool you are using.
The compiler is around $500.00 but is worth it if you want to make standalone .exe files. I look at it like 5 systems with WinBatch installed would be $500.00 I'd rather have 1 system with WinBatch loded and the rest use .exe files built with the compiler.
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It sounds like you have a good handle on coding practices using different methods and tools. Have you given thought to how different the testing practices might be? A response posted to me today in that thread by E.Dustin includes, in part, this statement.
"It is important to keep in mind, that automated software testing does not replace the manual tester. An effective testing team will have a mixture of technical and domain expertise, and will be able to apply this expertise to the software problem at hand. It is not enough for a testing team to be technically proficient with the testing tools necessary to perform the automated tests. Depending on the complexity of the domain, a test team should also include members who have a detailed understanding of the problem domain and/or know how to apply analytical skills and appropriate testing techniques."
To learn how to use an automated tool is no different than learning any programming tool. It's the WHY and WHEN that matters.