Monthly Archives: February 2008

Is Test Automation the Same as Programming Tests?

By Hans Buwalda, CTO, LogiGear Corporation

Introduction

A common issue that I come across in projects is the relationship between test automation and programming. In this article I want to highlight some of the differences that I feel exist between the two.

How to Measure Testing Success

by Hung Nguyen, CEO, President and Founder, LogiGear Corporation

Introduction

All to often, senior management judges software testing though the lens of potential cost savings. Test automation and outsourcing are simplistically looked at as simply methods to reduce the costs of software testing. But the sad truth is that simply automating or offshoring a poor software testing effort will simply yield an automated and offshore poor testing effort. And if the same simplistic approach was taken in the planning of automation and offshoring, the costs may not even be lower.

The Potential and Risks of Keyword Based Testing

By Hans Buwalda, CTO, LogiGear Corporation

Introduction

Keyword based testing is gaining ground. More and more organizations see this model, in which tests are not scripted but written as a series of keywords with arguments, as a valuable alternative to record and playback, or scripting of tests. A good theoretical basis for keywords can be found in the well known automation book Software Test Automation, by Dorothy Graham and Mark Fewster, and also in numerous articles and white papers on the LogiGear website. In this article I want to list some of the typical advantages and risks of keywords.