Gentlemen, Can somebody suggest a good testing tool for a web based system and the processes involved in testing(if you don't mind). pardon me if i'm posting this in a wrong place cuz i need this information pretty badly Any help greatly appreciated Thanks Ajan
I'm a fan of JUnit for my unit testing, so HTTPUnit or J2EEUnit are my favourites for testing web interfaces. What sort of testing do you plan to do? detailed unit tests? look and feel tests? record-and-replay tests? There are different tools available which specialize in these areas.
Thanks Frank, I'm interested in unit test tool, may be Security test tool , performance and load test tools in future. May be a silly question but i have to ask ,Is there anything tool which includes all these functionalities in a single package. What kind of tool a QA team can make use to see if all of their the processes are covered Also if possible please shed some light on the testing strategies/processes/metholodogies usually followed Thanks Ajan
I am using HttpUnit within Junit with great success. I believe it is the best tool available for testing web apps. I run Junit within Ant, which works well. The only problem however is that you need to have a server running the latest code at the time of running the tests.
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With my Ant/JUnit tests I make sure to deploy a new war to the server containing all my latest code and data before running the tests. It does mean that there is a delay while the web-app is unpacked, JSPs compiled etc each time, but I am guaranteed to be testing the same code.
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Frank, what I meant was that to automate the testing with Ant: ie: - deploy the webapp - start the server - then run the tests you need two instances of Ant running (unless you can hot deploy your webapp) since ant blocks until an Ant Task returns. (ie it waits until the server shuts down before returning control) This means, if you are using Ant to start the servers, then run the tests it is not as easy as pressing one button, and wathcing the tests fly. You need tom start the server in a separate location, then run the tests.
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Ah, that'll be the difference. I use Resin, (from http://www.caucho.com/ ) which autodetects an upgraded war file then dumps the web-app, expands the war and reloads/re-inits it. Makes web-app testing as simple as "ant test" Are you using Tomcat or some other server which doesn't like reloading changed classes?
hi, if you want to do acceptance test for the web application and working in a agile project development then selenium is a good tool for that..it have ajax support and various other feautres..so in my view go for it
Originally posted by vikram saini: hi, if you want to do acceptance test for the web application and working in a agile project development then selenium is a good tool for that..it have ajax support and various other feautres..so in my view go for it
Are you aware of the fact that you are responding to a *more than five years old* question?
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