I will try and keep this short and to the point. I used to be a Lotus Notes Developer, changed about 2 years ago, got into QA, picked up WR. Problem is I am in a small company that builds customized applications for health care. I am using WR 7.5 writing scripts for power builder,Sybase, SQL server apps. This is the only thing I am doing and the scripts are small and simple. I do not want to get out of touch and want to keep myself marketable. I am looking for suggestions on what I could do in terms of books reading materials writing creating test plans etc to bring myself up to speed to advance in QA. I do read this forum regularly. Are there any other forums that I should be looking at? Any other sites on line anything else that would help. Any WR books. What about QTP? worth learning?
The only thing i have heard about QTP being worthwhile to learn on this forum is that it does .Net applications. But the responses that i have heard about this are probably biassed because its on this forum [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
here is a quick link to a "WinRunner vs QTP" thing. I dont know if this will help, but it deffinitly will tell you the difference in the two [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
I have been going through the QTP infomration lately as someone in this company without any QA.development knowledge got a call from someone that said QTP was the way to go.
I am now going through it to prove out that it won't work for what we want to get done (in other words - put too much time into developing a 3 tier frameowrk for our application to be driven by end user supplied data sheets to enter mortgage loan application into out app) that it would take too much time to go back and redo it all.
If you know VB Script, or can learn it real fast, you can pretty much fgure out the back end of the tool. it is about as different from VB as TSL is from C
The normal view of the tool provides you a lot of click and set opotions to build your script, and it looks and acts a lot like the VUGEN tool you see in Load Runner.
I think if you have the concepts of automation, and a working knowledge of VBScript like coding, there isn't too much more to worry about.
If we had a .NET application, then QTP would be the way to go, but I have already found WR to be more extendable with our web based application than QTP is showing to be
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