Advanced Data Driven Testing (ADDT)

[article]
Summary:

Convergys Test Automation Team has developed an Advance Data Driven Testing (ADDT) approach by using the Test Automation Engine, which drives WinRunner based on the input provided by the tables. The approach has been successfully implemented in System Test Organization in Convergys for the regression.

Test automation can be thought of as "writing software to test other software." Using one of the commercially available automated testing tools, test scripts are written that drive the application under test--execute keyboard, mouse actions and background processing--and verify application responses and behavior just as a human would.

Automated testing can reduce or eliminate the drudgery and repetition associated with some manual tests, decrease the time required to test and make your tests more consistent and repeatable. Automation testing also increases the quality of the product and produces early fault tracking during the testing phase.

Convergys Test Automation Team has developed an Advance Data Driven Testing (ADDT) approach by using the Test Automation Engine, which drives WinRunner based on the input provided by the tables. The approach has been successfully implemented in System Test Organization in Convergys for the regression.

About the author

Shakil Ahmad's picture Shakil Ahmad

Shakil Ahmad has twenty years experience in the development and implementation of Test Automation. He has worked on automation projects with telecommunication companies such as, Siemens, Motorola, and Plessey in the UK. He is currently working with Convergys as a Senior Technical Consultant, the project leader for Test Automation projects that deal with all Test Automation architecture, development, and implementation activities. He is also responsible for Test Automation technical training in various Convergys locations in the US, UK, and India. Shakil holds a B.Sc in Electronic Engineering from Middlesex University, London England and a M.Sc in Physics from the University of Karachi, Pakistan.

StickyMinds is one of the growing communities of the TechWell network.

Featuring fresh, insightful stories, TechWell.com is the place to go for what is happening in software development and delivery.  Join the conversation now!

Upcoming Events

Nov 09
Nov 09
Apr 13
May 03