Re-record scripts with each new version
I use Silk Performer 2009.
I have 12 baseline scripts.
With each new version of the application it is necessary to re-record the 12 scripts.
I was wonder if there is any way to automate this activity, in order not to re-record all scripts again with each new version of the application.
Maybe someone has already thought about it and have any idea.
Re: Re-record scripts with each new version
It really depends on your application and the number and types of changes each code drop inserts into the workflow of your scripts. One thing I've found useful is to have numerous positive and negative html validation checks within my scripts with debug print statements. When I get a new code drop I can often run the scripts and determine if they still accomplish the end result. If not, I'll often be able to focus in on the area where things are breaking down, re-record that area and compare the new script to the old. Then I'll determine if it's worthwhile to try to modify my existing script or if I need to replace it with a new one. But there's no hard fast answer to this across the board.
You've got to be very careful with this approach though because I've also seen instances where the scripts still function because the development team did not remove the old code. So that even though my scripts still worked, they no longer were following the correct pathways through the application.