Fast Start TestComplete – Module 12: Debugging

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As you’ve probably realised what’s underlying all of this automated test case development is code. Behind the scenes your Key Word tests are really code. The artifacts like projects files, checkpoints and name maps are all xml files. Ultimately you’re writing code to test code. And if there’s on thing code has it’s bugs. Yes… Read more »

Fast Start TestComplete – Module 11: Name Mapping

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Probably the most critical aspect of any automation project is the ability to reliably identify the objects you need to interact with. Fail to identify the objects at all and you’re dead in the water. End up with unreliable identification and you’re probably in an even worse position. When it works some times and not… Read more »

Fast Start TestComplete – Module 10: Test Logging

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There’s no point in going to all this trouble of creating tests unless you can see the results of those test runs and see what’s passed or failed. Test logging in TestComplete is quite simple to get to grips with. Yet this logging capability provides a powerful way for you to easily navigate through mountains… Read more »

Fast Start TestComplete – Module 9: Checkpoints and Stores

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We covered Projects and Project Suites in our last module. Next up then we have Checkpoints and Stores. Checkpoints to check something at a point in our test execution. Stores to store things. Obvious really.   There’s no point in building out these projects and keyword tests if you don’t have some way of checking… Read more »

Fast Start TestComplete – Module 8: Projects and Project Suites

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We’ve already come across the basic concepts of the Project Suite and the Project. Remember that one Project Suite is the container for multiple Projects. Beyond this though we find a few further levels in this hierarchy. A project can then contain multiple test cases. A a test case can have one or more test… Read more »

Fast Start TestComplete – Module 7: Creating Key Word Tests

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Finally we get to the point where we can start looking at the creation of automated tests with Keyword Testing in TestComplete. We’ve looked at some of the key components like Managing Projects, Options and Settings. We’ve also seen how Objects, Properties and Methods are critical to the tests you write. All of these components… Read more »

Fast Start TestComplete – Module 6: Objects, Properties and Methods

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We covered Options and Settings in the last module (Module 5). Whilst there are probably over 100 options and settings we’ve focused on the most important ones you’ll need to know about as you start out with TestComplete. Probably a bit of a tall ask to remember all of the settings we covered there. However,… Read more »

Fast Start TestComplete – Module 5: Options and Settings

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We made our way through Module 4 which covered the fundamentals of managing projects. Now we move on to look at some of the important options and settings you’ll find in TestComplete. When it comes to options and settings in TestComplete there are 4 distinct areas you need to know about. These areas are:  … Read more »

Fast Start TestComplete – Module 4: Managing Projects

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In the last module, Module 3, we looked at the TestComplete user interface. In this module we’re going to look in detail at how TestComplete manages projects and projects suites. In TestComplete there is a hierachy of items that you’ll create and work with as you implement your automation project. That hierarchy starts at the top… Read more »

Fast Start TestComplete – Module 3: The User Interface

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In module 2 we looked at creating our first key word automated test project. In that module we touched on a number of key areas of the user interface like the Project Workspace and the Object Browser. Each of those key areas giving us the ability to develop our tests and examine the applications we’re… Read more »

Fast Start TestComplete – Module 2: Creating Our First Test

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  In module 1 of this Fast Start TestComplete course we’ve looked at the TestComplete development environment. You might not necessarily understand what everything does but you should be familiar with these core components: Project Workspace – where you develop your automated tests Object Browser – where you can examine the application you’re testing And… Read more »

Fast Start TestComplete – Module 1: Getting Started

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If you’re looking to learn TestComplete fast then this is the place to start. We’ve pulled together 12 fast start training modules teaching you all you need to know when you start out with TestComplete. Everything you need to become productive in the shortest time possible. Each module comprises of one short video along with… Read more »

Cross Browser and Mobile Browser Testing

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Cross browser testing is always a bit of a challenge for test teams that are trying to keep up with the ever increasing combinations of browsers, platforms and operating systems. Add mobile browsers into the mix and you may as well forget traditional approaches testing. Testing manually just isn’t going to cut it. One approach… Read more »

How To Map Objects in TestComplete – part 2

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We’ve looked at ‘Why we need name mapping‘ and we’ve covered ‘What name mapping is‘. Now we’re going to take a look at the ‘How to map objects’ part of TestComplete. The quick way to get started with mapping objects is to have TestComplete populate the name map as you record tests. This isn’t the… Read more »

Bringing Manual and Automated Tests Together

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Bringing manual and automated tests together to deliver combined reporting and traceability is an important goal for many QA teams. Usually this means linking an automated testing process into a manual test tracking tool. With the new 9.9 release of QAComplete and release 10.0 of TestComplete implementing an integrated solution becomes possible without investing vast… Read more »

Understanding TestComplete Name Mapping – part 1

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Often when you start out with TestComplete you’ll find yourself bewildered by the complexity of identifying and naming the objects in the application you’re testing. TestComplete has a lot of powerful features to help with identifying objects in applications but when you’re starting out you’ll want to get to grips with the basics. The next… Read more »

Don’t Knock Record and Playback In Test Automation Tools – it does what it says on the tin

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Record and playback features in test automation tools have a bad reputation. Why? When you purchase the automation tool it says on the tin “record and play back”. And for most tools this is exactly what they do. Yet many users seem to expect far more. Let’s be clear though, the tin does not say… Read more »

Automated Test Management – Planning

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When implemented well, automated testing can save a significant amount of time and money. The key is to start your planning with something small, and with tests that offer a high return on investment. A good example of this is the smoke tests run by the team to check that the latest build meets a… Read more »