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User Praveen (email@example.com) posted:
We have decided that we need Rational Robot as automated tool for conducting
Regression Testing primarily on Client/server projects. But does anybody
help me in deciding what are the other related components that we should
look for apart from the Robot, or if Robot itself is good enough. Then I
need information on the best available Licensing option that the Rational
offers. Any information on this is highly hepful particularly we are
thinking of buying the tool at an earliest date.
Thanks in Anticipation.
Re: Regression Testing
User (firstname.lastname@example.org) posted:
Praveen, many of your questions are either subjective or need a full
understanding of your project to get an answer.
The test manager must be able to make the choices and decisions, if they
are not able to do this, then it is time to get a new test manager.
Whilst we help each other with problems found using the SQA suite in our
work I feel you wish the members to make all the decisions on this project
The reality of any project is at the end you look back and see how you
would have done it better, and use that experience for the next project.
You have to remember that projects are so different that a 'one size fits
all', plan is not going to do it.
Whilst you might get exactly the advice you from others, you may also get
advice that is bad for your project (but good for the responder), or bad
advice full stop.
Could you please assure me that when you start automating that you will
take education, read the manuals and do not expect us to write all of your
code for you.
In the meantime here are some examples of what we do that may or may not
1) We have a separate development LAN and test LAN, they are not connected,
any code gets transferred by floppy, CD or Zip drive.
2) On the development LAN we have an integration machine with our
automation on, daily builds are tested and errors found earlier.
3) On our test LAN we have one machine set up for the developers to debug
if they need to, with the tools they need.
4) We set our test machines up to reflect what our clients have, apart from
the automation software we really try to avoid any extra stuff being there,
we do use ghost to set machines up, but I can't think of any other
Re: Regression Testing
User Dickson Nicholas-END011 (email@example.com) posted:
For unit and regression testing - Robot. For load testing - LoadTest. ReqPro is a Document tracking tool. ClearQuest is a Defect/Change Request tracking tool. SODA, Quantify ect... are all Dev tools. Test Suite has all except LoadTest. LoadTest, plus everything else can be found in Performance Studio. If you go to the Rational site you should be able to get more info or call a rep. All these tools integrate making the Development process traceable and efficient. Just takes time to get up and running. Here at Motorola we are taking 2yrs to go from DDTS (Rational's Unix based Defect/Change Request tracking system )to ClearQuest. Then again Motorola is a pretty big house. Good luck.