Automated Test Results Processing

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Summary:

Automating test results analysis process provides an efficient method for producing problem reports that uniquely identify product failures by standardizing the format and content of failure summaries and their supporting details.

QA automation often leverages success on the ability to perform continuous, non-stop testing. When one test completes, its results are collected and a new test is begun. The collected results may include test logs, product logs, Dr. Watson dumps, user mode process dumps, and kernel mode memory dumps.

QA engineers then process the results, distilling them down into problem reports. As a manual process, it is difficult to achieve any level of efficiency in processing results and provide any consistency in problem reporting. Consistency in problem reporting is key to being able to distinguish new problems from ones that have already been reported, and to provide the details development engineering needs to isolate and identify a defect.

Automating the results analysis process provides an efficient method for producing problem reports that uniquely identify product failures by standardizing the format and content of failure summaries and their supporting details.

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