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Patricia Fulk
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Joined: Sep 10, 2001
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Hi!
I need some help. Our company is looking for a functional testing tool. It needs to have a GUI interface and be simple to use because it would be nice for developers and QA testers to use the tool. If at all possible we would like it to be scalable meaning that our web applications as well as our PowerBuilder applications could use the tool (nice to have, not required). We would like to be able to kick off testing and not have to babysit it. We would like reports to be produced after testing.
By the way, our web applications use html, servlets, jsp, and ejb's.
Can anyone give me somewhere to start looking. If you have a tool that you have used or are currently using let me know what you like or dislike about it.
Thanks,
Patricia
Mike Weiss
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Joined: Jun 19, 2002
Posts: 14
Try http://www.opensta.org ..
Originally posted by Patricia Fulk:
Hi!
I need s</center>ome help. Our company is looking for a functional testing tool. It needs to have a GUI interface and be simple to use because it would be nice for developers and QA testers to use the tool. If at all possible we would like it to be scalable meaning that our web applications as well as our PowerBuilder applications could use the tool (nice to have, not required). We would like to be able to kick off testing and not have to babysit it. We would like reports to be produced after testing.
By the way, our web applications use html, servlets, jsp, and ejb's.
Can anyone give me somewhere to start looking. If you have a tool that you have used or are currently using let me know what you like or dislike about it.
Thanks,
Patricia
Ilja Preuss
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Joined: Jul 11, 2001
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From the website it seems as if OpenSTA is more intended for stress testing?
Take a look at http://fitnesse.org/ for an open source, multi language system testing tool.


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Jeff Bosch
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Thanks, Ilja. Have you used the Fitnesse tool?


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Ilja Preuss
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Originally posted by Jeff Bosch:
Thanks, Ilja. Have you used the Fitnesse tool?

We started to use it in a hobby project: http://fitnesse.org/BloodBallAcceptanceTests
Once we have some more practice, we will probably also use it at work.
lets form
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Joined: Oct 01, 2003
Posts: 2
Hi,
I would like to see your hobby project.. but i could not open up your URL
http://fitnesse.org/BloodBallAcceptanceTests
any way i can open it?
Ilja Preuss
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The FitNesse server seems to be down...
You can see the few tests we implemented until know at http://bloodball.sf.net/ - the project homepage is at http://sf.net/projects/bloodball/
Patricia Fulk
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Originally posted by Jeff Bosch:
Thanks, Ilja. Have you used the Fitnesse tool?

Hi Jeff,
Will the Fitnesse tool work with PowerBuilder? I am also guessing that
this is a free tool? Is it easy to use? What are some disadvantages of this tool?
Trish
Lasse Koskela
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Patricia,
FitNesse is free. Whether it's easy to use, I can't say because I still haven't actually used it myself, but you could gauge some opinions from one of these sources.


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Ilja Preuss
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Originally posted by Patricia Fulk:
Will the Fitnesse tool work with PowerBuilder?

What do you mean by "work with PowerBuild"?
Did you already take a look at the website?
Is it easy to use?

It's easy enough that I had it running five minutes after I downloaded it. Writing the first test took me a couple of hours, but of course I first had to learn its concepts. Writing new tests today takes from a couple of minutes to, say a dozen minutes - depending on wether I have to code additional glue code (fixtures) or can reuse existing ones.
What are some disadvantages of this tool?

The only one that comes to my mind is that it's quite new and therefore still somewhat experimental. Don't get me wrong - it's already production quality. It's just not very stable - new releases come every couple of months. Most changes are enhancements and therefore compatible to older versions, though.
Patricia Fulk
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Joined: Sep 10, 2001
Posts: 62
Ilja,
What I meant by "work with PowerBuilder" is can you set up test cases that would run agains PowerBuilder.
Does FitNesse have a GUI interface? I haven't had a chance to download the examples that they have.
Thanks for all your help,
Trish
Ilja Preuss
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Joined: Jul 11, 2001
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Originally posted by Patricia Fulk:
What I meant by "work with PowerBuilder" is can you set up test cases that would run agains PowerBuilder.

Isn't PowerBuilder an IDE???

Does FitNesse have a GUI interface? I haven't had a chance to download the examples that they have.

FitNesse has a Web interface. Actually, it is self-hosting - htt://fitnesse.org/ is fed by a running FitNesse server! If you go to http://fitnesse.org/FitNesse.SuiteAcceptanceTests you can browse *and run* the tests for FitNesse itself.
Rajan Vohra
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Joined: Oct 16, 2003
Posts: 1
You could also try httpunit. I have used that for testing webpages. But there are some limitations.
Francisco A Guimaraes
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Joined: Mar 20, 2002
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does anyone know if there�s a junit extension, like cactus, to work with functional tests?
Francisco
ps. Another reaon for this post is that I really would like to have the "JUnit in action" book.


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Ilja Preuss
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Originally posted by Francisco A Guimaraes:
does anyone know if there�s a junit extension, like cactus, to work with functional tests?

What would such an extension do? Why can't you write functional tests using vanilla JUnit?
john guthrie
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Joined: Aug 05, 2002
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here's an article with loads of ideas and links to testing tools
http://www.io.com/~wazmo/papers/home_brew_test_automation_20030312.pdf
 
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