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Re: [ormf-dev] Testopia

I agree with Achim but i have a exception.
I prefer to keep test cases if it is not functional on a tool. So we can use GUIDancer for functional test and test cases but we should use a tool for integration, stress and performance test cases.

2008/10/19 Achim LÃrke <achim@xxxxxxxxxx>




You shall not have different sources for information! (Especially for something as time consuming as test descriptions and test results.)



From our experience one has to make a decision: use a tool to describe test cases for consumption by human testers or design automated tests for consumption by a test tool. If you try to do both you will end up with transferring requirements from one database to the other and results/modifications vice versa (just like UML diagrams and source code if not tightly integrated) . The two repositories will invariably drift apart.


I have to admit that GUIdancer is not the best tool to describe test cases for humans (documentation support is planned for next year) but it's doable. Therefore I wouldn't introduce another tool for test tracking.






From: ormf-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:ormf-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Joel Rosi-Schwartz
Sent: Friday, October 17, 2008 11:22 PM
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Cc: Webmaster(Matt Ward)
Subject: [ormf-dev] Testopia


[Mat - please nix this up front if there is no chance, otherwise we will make an initial evaluation.]


Yahya brought up the subject of Testopia last week at the team meeting but I have not had the chance to take a look at it until this evening. I for one misunderstood what is used for. It is not a testing tool, but a test tracking system from Mozilla. From the website:



Testopia is a test case management extension for Bugzilla. It is designed to be a generic tool for tracking test cases, allowing for testing organizations to integrate bug reporting with their test case run results. Though it is designed with software testing in mind, it can be used to track testing on virtually anything in the engineering process. 


It looks as if it may be a useful addition to our testing toolkit, but the problem is that it requires patching Bugzilla. Achim/B. if you want to take a very quick look at it and if you come up with a positive verdict, I can ask the EF Web Masters to consider making it available. As that is a long shot, I would not spend a lot of time up front. 





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