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 toprogram, this book is a good place to start."
Gregory V. Wilson, Dr. Dobbs Journal (October 2004)

Build Your Own Automated Software Testing Tool

Whatever its claims, commercially available testing software is notautomatic. Configuring it to test your product is almost astime-consuming and error-prone as purely manual testing.

There is an alternative that makes both engineering and economicsense: building your own, truly automatic tool. Inside,you’ll learn a repeatable, step-by-step approach, suitablefor virtually any development environment. Code-intensive examplessupport the book’s instruction, which includes these keytopics:

  • Conducting active software testing without capture/replay
  • Generating a script to test all members of one class withoutreverse-engineering
  • Using XML to store previously designed testing cases
  • Automatically generating testing data
  • Combining Reflection and CodeDom to write test scripts focusedon high-risk areas
  • Generating test scripts from external data sources
  • Using real and complete objects for integration testing
  • Modifying your tool to test third-party softwarecomponents
  • Testing your testing tool

Effective Software Test Automation goes well beyond thebuilding of your own testing tool: it also provides expert guidanceon deploying it in ways that let you reap the greatest benefits:earlier detection of coding errors, a smoother, swifter developmentprocess, and final software that is as bug-free as possible.Written for programmers, testers, designers, and managers, it willimprove the way your team works and the quality of itsproducts.
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