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On-Demand Cross-Browser & Mobile Screenshots in Awetest

One of the big challenges in Mobile & Cross-Platform testing is validating that the UI renders correctly across your target OS-Browser-Device Matrix.  Awetest now addresses this by allowing the user to take desktop & mobile screenshots as part of their automated run (at pre-defined intervals) and display them in the Awetest reports.  Another problem associated with executing…

Awetest-HP ALM Integration: Syncing with HP ALM Test Plan Module

by Taylor Reifurth on June 10, 2014 1 Comment »

Posted in: ALM

One of the big features in the Awetest v2.3 release was the deeper integration with HP ALM using the ALM REST API. As we’ve mentioned in the past, HP ALM remains the cornerstone of many Awetest enterprise customers’ QA tracking and reporting needs, which is why we’ve continued to deepen our integration with HP ALM…

Awetest-HP ALM Integration: Integrating with the HP ALM Test Lab Module

by Taylor Reifurth on June 10, 2014 No Comments »

Posted in: ALM

The newest version of Awetest has revved up our existing integration and incorporated an even deeper integration with HP ALM to enhance the communication between Awetest and the ALM server even more.  We’ve built atop the HP ALM REST API to continue to evolve our integration with ALM as Awetest has matured into a fully-featured cross-platform automation solution because HP…

Awetest-HP ALM REST API Integration: Defects Module

by Taylor Reifurth on June 10, 2014 No Comments »

Posted in: ALM

With our release of Awetest 2.3 we’ve revved up our existing integration using the HP ALM REST API and built deeper integration with the ALM Test Lab, Test Plan and Defects modules to further enhance the interoperability between Awetest and HP ALM.

Cucumber 101: How Does Cucumber Automated Testing Work ?

by Naman Aggarwal on June 4, 2014 No Comments »

Posted in: Architecture, Cucumber

This uptick in Cucumber usage has been triggered by a variety of factors – increased Agile adoption, Cucumber’s easy to understand natural language syntax, support for TDD, BDD, etc. As the level of interest and Skepticism (The “This is too good to be true” crowd) rises, one of the many questions we’re constantly asked is “How does Cucumber Work”?

Agile Test Automation: 3 Things to Consider

by Naman Aggarwal on May 26, 2014 No Comments »

Posted in: Best Practices

The structure and frequency of testing automation is frequently debated. Should you automate your tests? How should you automate? When and which tests should you automate? The debate can go on for days due to varying test results and reliability. To further complicate matters, conducting tests through an agile environment seems to make test automation…

5 Types of Software Testing Explained

by Naman Aggarwal on May 25, 2014 No Comments »

Posted in: Best Practices

Whether you are an engineer yourself or just someone who uses a computer, you understand how important it is that software gets tested.  While there are varying opinions on what types of testing are important, there are many fundamental tests that have to run no matter what type of software you are developing. Within the…

Scale Your Automation with Watir WebDriver Implicit Waits

by Taylor Reifurth on May 9, 2014 No Comments »

Posted in: Best Practices

As the volume of your Regression Test Automation assets grows it becomes imperative to build your automation in a way that is scalable and dependable. Sleep functions and explicit waits, wherein the script waits for a pre-defined period duration (e.g. 10 seconds) creates a slow running test, which is not ideal for a variety of reasons. Try scaling your automation with Watir WebDriver implicit waits.

Introducing Awetest Device Lab for Automated Mobile Device Testing

The most extreme benefit of using the Awetest Mobile Device Lab has been the amount of automated mobile device testing we are able to successfully perform in a short amount of time. We are able to conduct over 100 tests across 10 platforms under 4 hours, which is a +10x increase in test coverage over manual testing. The Awetest Device Lab provides users with speed, security, functionality, and accessibility.

Debug Watir Webdriver Scripts with Pry

Pry is a powerful alternative to the standard IRB shell for Ruby, featuring syntax highlighting, a flexible plugin architecture, runtime invocation, and source and documentation browsing. Using Pry to Debug Watir Webdriver scripts is intrinsically the same as using IRB but one of the main advantages of Pry is the ability to invoke it in the middle of a running program.