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    When will testers go for automation

    Dear friends,

    Can anybody tell me exactly when will testers go for automation?

    How will we execute test cases?

    I am new for testing.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Praveen


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    scope of automation

    hi my friend,

    we will go for automation only on the following criteria
    1. when ever the scope of repeatability is more
    2. whenever high amount of regression testing is possible
    3. when we are expecting the change request often


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    Thanks
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    Re: When will testers go for automation

    Automated testing is prefered when project is huge.i have idea on automated testing using win runner the main advantages of automated testing in winruner are:

    1.less cost

    2.less time consumption

    3.data types were not required

    4.we can write scripts using tsl in winruner

    5.we can reuse those same scripts written for earlier version to modified version of the same application.

    There is a management tool called test director which can be used for writing testcases,bug reports etc.

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    Re: When will testers go for automation

    Dear Friend,

    Entry criteria for Testing:
    1. Repeatbility is high
    2.Build should be stable

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    Prasad.


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    Re: When will testers go for automation

    for providing the speed and occuracy
    it will over come the problem of more people,
    there is no chance of tierd ness
    recording and play back facility is there
    overcomes the simultanious action
    if any ?s ask
    madhav_sus@yahoo.co.in


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    Re: When will testers go for automation

    Automation is a very big exercise ,Its advised if there are time when a set of test cases needs to be run multiple times during regression.Black box is the first step automation after analyzing the functionatily automation can be exercised as that can be a time consuming exercise when done for the first time


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    Re: When will testers go for automation

    Itís simple,

    Manual Testing means, we have to input and trigger actions in the s/w application ourselves , while in automation testing, the tool takes the ownership of these actions .


    If it becomes tedious and time-consuming to manually input data and trigger actions in the s/w build, we go for Automation testing.

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    Re: When will testers go for automation

    i am fully agree with PAVANI Reddy


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    Re: When will testers go for automation

    Automation ispreferrable if u r testing the functionality testing and if u need to dp regression testing repeatedly


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    Re: When will testers go for automation

    Hi Baby,
    For the automation testing, we can only tell about it when the product can be tested by automation testing. this is the first step: Analyse the product if can be test automatically.
    the second step is to choose a tool for the testing
    the third is: prepare teh test cases
    the 4th is to: convert the test cases into scripts for automation testing.
    the 5th step is to: run the script when the feature/module is stable enough
    6th...


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    Re: When will testers go for automation

    Automation helps in regression testing.For regression test automated tools are most value able.The test case which we have to run for than 3-4 times , automated may be good option.

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    Re: When will testers go for automation

    Hi Praveen,

    you asked a good question. i need to tell something before answering your question. there are two stages we will go for automation.

    one is software is ready and you have tested manually and you found some faults and rectified by developers. whenever you are testing again then you no need to go for manual. you can record and paly the system whether it is pass or fail by automation. one more thing here. you found fault in some area and whever you fix the fault. it may affect to the other area thats why we need automation for this. when you run whole system by automation then you can check every part of the software if you got any other effect to the sytem.

    for E-commerce applicationsm you need automation because whenever you are entering the data and you are going into different pages. if you record those whenever entering the data then palyback it gives pas but if you want to check 100 records one after the other then it takes too much time to check every record then we will put 100 records in one excel sheet and run with automation then it gives pass or fail for each and every record because every record has its own values.with this you can check whether the system works or not.

    what i have given this is the best of my knowledge.

    Thanks,
    goudbhai


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    When we should switch to Automation?

    How do we decide which test cases to be implemented manually or through automation?

    OR

    When we should switch to Automation?

    Last edited by jainbrijesh; 05-11-2007 at 12:24 AM.

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    Re: Automation

    Once again, you get developer point of view first

    Well, I sould automate the test case if it falls under any of the following.
    1)If test cases can be held within a general code(In other words, if test cases follow a pattern)
    2)If the test case is way too complex to test manually. Like, we may have to run a stress test to see how much data our system can process at a time. Then we may have to give millions of records/data. Do automation is the obvious choice- in fact inevitable choice)
    3)If the test case is simple to automate
    4)If the automated script could be reused. Like for example, if we are developing a product, it makes sense to create test packs for the functionality as it will help everyone in future. Any change to the functionality - would require the test packs rebuilt/modified though.
    (For my last 4 projects I developed regression testpacks myself and delivered it to test center. Just didn't have enough faith in them )

    This is all I can think of now. I am sure Brijesh has more to say on this...

    Cheers!
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    Re: When we should switch to Automation?

    Quote Originally Posted by sakshi_2801 View Post
    How do we decide which test cases to be implemented manually or through automation?

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    When we should switch to Automation?
    See if the test cases are required to run 1-2 times, then it's better to do it manually.If we have to run test cases many times, then better to automate.

    Mostly automation helps in regression testing.

    If requirements are changes frequently, never do automation, because script maintenance becomes hectic task.Do automation when there is conformation that now there will not be so much change in application.

    Last edited by jainbrijesh; 05-11-2007 at 04:42 AM.
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    Re: When we should switch to Automation?

    This question is answered a good number of times in Geek.

    Anyways, you should switch to automation when;

    * u think it is tedious to apply the test manually,
    * u think it will be reasonably feasible to automate the test case,
    * u think it is better we execute the test case manually rather than breaking our head trying to automate it.

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    Re: When we should switch to Automation?

    Hmmm... Well phrased... But the last statement is contradictory!
    * u think it is better we execute the test case manually rather than breaking our head trying to automate it.
    May be you meant we should automate when the manual testing is too tedious?

    -Kalayama

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    Re: When we should switch to Automation?

    That is a real life statement from one of my team members

    Lack of WILL POWER has caused more failure than
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    -sutnarcha-

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    Re: When we should switch to Automation?

    Good question,
    Basically We can start with Manual Testing, the situations to move to automate will be
    1) when we need to test the same functionality with more set of input data.
    2) Difficult to do manual testing (time wise, resources wise)
    3) Where users work mostly on that particular page or section of that application
    4) Pages/ sections very important to the users
    5) where More no of mathematical calculations will be done

    We can think of moving to automate, when we come across the above situations mostly.

    Last edited by purna.gudipati; 06-01-2007 at 06:44 AM. Reason: mistakenly quoted prev ones point

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