Archive for the Test Automation Category

SAP Business Suite 4 SAP HANA – Why You Want It and How to Approach It

When SAP unveiled SAP Business Suite 4 SAP HANA (S/4HANA) in February 2015, the release marked a major leap forward for enterprise resource planning (ERP) tools. With this innovative computing platform, SAP released sweeping improvements that dramatically accelerate the visibility and usefulness of business information for enterprise

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Performance Assessment – Collaboration

Learn to Collaborate Communication breakdown is not unique to IT. Somehow, most IT organizations create towers. Maybe this happens to reduce the number of status meeting or to allow for a tree-shaped management chain. When leadership creates these separate teams, the intention is not to prevent the

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Using Modern Automated Testing Tools to Verify Mainframe and Midrange Batch Functions

Automated software quality (the process of having software test other software in an unattended fashion) has become a key player in the continued rollout of agile development processes whose target is “better software, faster.” Technical articles, open-source utilities, and licensed software solutions abound for desktop and server

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Data-Focused Test Strategy for New Data Warehouse

As part of a workshop discussion someone posed the following example to our group of test professionals and asked how we would solve the following problems. I am paraphrasing. How do we insure data quality and integrity at the application programming interface (API) level in the new

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Grid-Tools Webinar: Quality Data for Quality Testing

We have a natural instinct to improve, automate, and make ourselves more efficient in our daily tasks. Take washing our clothes for an example. For years, washing clothes was a mundane task involving a washboard and hours of manual labour which rarely resulted in a high quality

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Cover the Data Coverage Gap with Data Scripting in GT Datamaker

Talking about testing, most of the time we are used to working with sets of data that will be used over and over again. Then a refresh comes to the environment, and again we will have the same data, maybe some changes or addition will come but

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Why Create Relational Data for Your Tests?

How many times must a test case be run over and again because the data does not work for the test case? Some other times, the test case executed correctly, but when the code gets into production it crashes because of an unexpected “data behavior” to later

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Steps to Implement a Java Selenium Automation Project: A Customer Story

Background In order to plug into the continuous delivery pipeline, one of our customers wanted us to implement an open source test automation solution from the ground up using Selenium WebDriver.  The customer had an existing automation framework that they were moving away from and we were

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Code Coverage in Development Phase

Let’s consider how code coverage and other similar processes, as requested, fit within the workflow of an application during design and development. I think of this in the following stages: Local development – quality analysis Centralized build – quality analysis Test coverage workflow (next post) Test case

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Reinventing Web Services Testing Automation

Join us for a complimentary webinar, Web Services Test Automation & API2Go, on August 13th! Over the past decade, it has become virtually impossible for companies to develop software without dozens―if not hundreds or even thousands―of web services being integral to application functionality. As many organizations have

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