Category: Test Automation

New Image and Pixel Matching Visual Automation with Sikuli and Awetest

08/10/2011
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  Integrating sikuli Visual Automation with Awetest. Awetest now supports Visual Automation using sikuli Script, a revolutionary new technology from MIT’s Artificial Intelligence Research Labs. Visual Automation complements Awetest’s existing regression testing capabilities by allowing users to integrate complex interface scenarios – think Drag/Drop, Scroll, Swipe, and any other complex Browser-to-Desktop-to-Browser interactions. You may be…

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When is a linked select list really ready? Watir::Wait

07/11/2011
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Population of select lists are often linked to the values of other entries on a page. Here is an example where the first field (text field) entry is used to do a search which populates the second field (select list) on hitting ‘Enter’. Selection of an option from that list populates the third field (also…

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How to edit word documents using Ruby…

06/24/2011
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This blog outlines how to do scripting for test cases that involve editing of word documents or verification of the contents of a word document. The script would need to have:

To open an MS word document:

The Range(x,y) specifies the place at which text will be inserted. “.Text” allows to insert text…

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Parametrize Your Automation Scripts!

06/17/2011
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Our Customers typically have 4-7 “lower” environments where the underlying application is deployed and tested, multiple times by multiple teams before making it into “production”. One of the big benefits of using Awetest is the ability to create and test new environments on the fly using existing scripts. When an automation script is written, it…

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Attaching an IE window that isn’t ready

06/09/2011
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There are times, we hope rare, when we need to attach an Internet Explorer window where not all of the ready states are complete. Here is an example where the window contains several frames and one of the frames never gets beyond ready state ‘loading’. Watir‘s normal #attach method waits for the overall document to…

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Attaching an IE window that isn't ready

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There are times, we hope rare, when we need to attach an Internet Explorer window where not all of the ready states are complete. Here is an example where the window contains several frames and one of the frames never gets beyond ready state ‘loading’. Watir‘s normal #attach method waits for the overall document to…

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Handling Ajax drop down within a table…

I have been working on Ruby and Watir technologies for a while now. While enjoying the versatility of Watir (as evident from Željko Filipin’s Watir solution for playing pacman, http://zeljkofilipin.com/2010/05/29/play-google-pacman-with-watir/) – I realized that there are certain scenarios in which we do not have direct method for accomplishing a task. For example, when we have…

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