Cross platform and multi-language UML testing
I have been asked by my team lead to look into or research the aforementioned. We are testing a UML product and it involves testing in Win2K, Win XP and in English, Japanese, German. And if that wasn't enough, there are shells within those platforms ie. Testing within MS Visual.NET and the standard IBM shell.
Does anyone out there, have any advice on how to approach such a daunting task? Is there a way to test amongst those platforms without having to cookie cut the tests. I am sure that we would be more effective if we had a better strategy and more coverage.
Your comments would be much appreciate.
Re: Cross platform and multi-language UML testing
Testing across operating systems, browsers, hardware platform, and other client-side variables is called Compatibility Testing. There have been several conversations on the topic in this forum, including discussion of narrowing down the number of combinations and tricks for test execution:
You might also want to read these offsite articles: http://www.useit.com/alertbox/980322.html http://www.philosophe.com/audience/u...ing_users.html
"english, japanese, german"
Testing across multiple languages/regions is called Localization Testing. More than simply translation, the testers will validate proper conversion of money, time and more. An interesting conversation on the topic is currently going on here: http://www.qaforums.com/Forum33/HTML/000426.html
Also, you may consider getting your hands on a book about web testing in general. There are other factors that you may wish to address, depending on the priorities of your test effort, such as usability testing, performance testing, and security testing. http://www.qalinks.com/Books/Web_Testing/
[This message has been edited by testgeek (edited 03-01-2002).]