Effective Software Test Automation
Developing an Automated Software Testing Tool
By Kanglin Li, Mengqi Wu
Publisher: Wiley / Sybex
Final Release Date: February 2006
Pages: 408

"If you'd like a glimpse at how the next generation is going to program,this book is a good place to start."
Gregory V. Wilson, Dr. Dobbs Journal (October 2004)

Build YourOwn Automated Software Testing Tool

Whatever its claims,commercially available testing software is not automatic. Configuring it to testyour product is almost as time-consuming and error-prone as purely manualtesting.

There is an alternative that makes both engineering andeconomic sense: building your own, truly automatic tool. Inside, you’lllearn a repeatable, step-by-step approach, suitable for virtually any developmentenvironment. Code-intensive examples support the book’s instruction, whichincludes these key topics:

  • Conducting active softwaretesting without capture/replay
  • Generating a script to test all members of oneclass without reverse-engineering
  • Using XML to store previously designedtesting cases
  • Automatically generating testing data
  • Combining Reflectionand CodeDom to write test scripts focused on high-risk areas
  • Generating testscripts from external data sources
  • Using real and complete objects forintegration testing
  • Modifying your tool to test third-party softwarecomponents
  • Testing your testing tool

Effective Software TestAutomation goes well beyond the building of your own testing tool: it alsoprovides expert guidance on deploying it in ways that let you reap the greatestbenefits: earlier detection of coding errors, a smoother, swifter developmentprocess, and final software that is as bug-free as possible. Written forprogrammers, testers, designers, and managers, it will improve the way your team works and the quality of its products.
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