I am doing evaluation of Rational Robot.
Can I automate such a test case:
2 PC are networked, Robot is installed on PC1.User1 sends a message from PC1, user2 on PC2 gets this message, clicks on a button, sends another message to PC1 and so on?
Is Distributed Functional testing suitable for that?
Re: Multi-user communication
Can I do it? Yes. Can I do it with GUI scripts (distributed functional)?.... Yes. Can I do it with VU scripts?.... Also Yes.
You say you are new to Robot? Can _YOU_ do it? I don't know. How good are you at VB and/or C? Do you have a programmer at your disposal? Are you good at thinking outside the box? Do you have a "Robot Guru" available?
I'm in no way trying to be rude. I'm just saying that it isn't easy. You're essentially wanting to test an instant messenging program. It's complicated to do well. I did it once (kinda) and could do a much better job at it now, but let's just say that it doesn't qualify as novice level scripting.
Scott Barber, Sr. Performance Engineer