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    Silk related questions

    1. What is Default Base State and what is
    application state?
    2. Whar are tags?
    3. What are identifiers?
    4. What does .ini mean?
    5. What is a frame file / GUI map?
    6. What is a function?
    7. What is a method?
    8. What is object oriented language and
    what is procedural language?

    I am posing the above questions from an interviewee's stand point.

    Would appreciate answers to the above and as well as other possible basic questions that can be asked on Silk -if one has about 1 years experience in the QA field with knowledge of automation (silk).

    Thank you



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    Re: Silk related questions

    I'm confused. Are you asking us to tell you the answers to these questions or are you building a list of questions to ask candidates during an interview to verify if they know as much as their resume claims they know?

    If the latter then you have a good list. I also include sample code snip-its and ask them to explain it. One example uses GUI specifiers, another uses dynamic instantiations, another uses a long fully-qualified identifier (see if they know to explain it from right to left), another is a Verify statement with all 3 parameters provided (I'm picky about whether they get the forst 2 parameter correct or if they reverse them), etc. I basically try to hit on stuff that a novice wouldn't necessarily know about, in an attempt to weed out people who have experience with record-and-playback and/or running scripts but not actually writing scripts themsevles.

    By the time I've covered questions such as your plus my code snip-its, it's time to get on to other things.

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    Re: Silk related questions

    1. What is Default Base State and what is
    application state?

    Don't know, but it doesn't allow browser to be open at runtime and it closes the browser when the test is over

    2. Whar are tags?

    identifier for any objects(button,image..dialogbox). It can be caption, prior text, index, window ID, and location

    3. What are identifiers?

    Identifier for objects is a tag.

    4. What does .ini mean?

    initialization files. Used to initialize certain variables but can also be used as general purpose input files. Very easy to use.

    5. What is a frame file / GUI map?

    I am not sure what is that. Are you talking about custom object mapping and test frames???

    6. What is a function?

    A block of code referenced by a name.

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    Re: Silk related questions

    The information about all the items you list can easily be acquired from SilkTest online Help.

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    Re: Silk related questions

    Thank you to all for replying.
    Appreciate it.

    Ni

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    Re: Silk related questions

    you should ask what percentage of code they produced via recording .vs. programming scripts. I found applicants that had experience doing 75% or more recording scripts were pretty useless for applications that used customwins, data driven testcases, object oriented techniques, etc. This should help you determine if someone is experienced in 4Test or if they just worked with the tool recording, then moved on to a new company, leaving each mess behind.

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