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TestStack White: (partial open-source) White is an open-source framework for automating rich client applications based on Win32, WinForms, WPF, Silverlight and SWT (Java) platforms. It is .NET based and does not require the use of any proprietary scripting languages. Tests/automation programs using White can be written with whatever .NET ...


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The most efficient tool for testing the appearance of a website is still the human eye and brain. That said, if you want or need to automate, image comparison is probably the least effective method because even with fuzzy logic it can generate far too many false positives. All it takes is a change in hardware (a different monitor or video card - this will ...


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In case of responsive web application that I'm working for. I use Galen Framework. Galen has their own syntax to define properties of web objects; width, height, position, alignment, text, color and many more. Its simplify and human-readable syntax works for my non-programming co-worker. and it's work well with Selenium GRID and I also use Jenkins to kick it ...


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In my last four years as test automation engineer I developed test automation solutions for web applications and mobile applications. For both application types we always decided to automate functional tests. My opinion is, that no automation tool is good enough to check the GUI well enough. There are so many thinks you have to check: Colors, position of ...


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Tests that explore the GUI of an application need to simulate the keyboard and mouse to send commands. They also need to read the screen to validate that the correct things are displayed. To me the mechanisms for keyboard and mouse entry and for screen reading are more important than the programming language. However as your application is in C# writing the ...


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The Microsoft stack is surprisingly still very popular, regardless of other cheaper alternatives. TFS is basically the central repository. Call it git and Jenkins rolled into one. It manages version control as well as builds. MTM is just Microsoft's test management tool. This is very useful for linking a manual test that has been created within MTM (its ...


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Sikilu: Sikuli automates anything you see on the screen. It uses image recognition to identify and control GUI components. It is useful when there is no easy access to a GUI's internal or source code.


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The prerequisites for starting the object mapping mode are: project is created and opened a connection has been made to the AUT Agent (if this is successful, the "Stop AUT Agent" button on the toolbar will be enabled) an AUT has been configured via the project properties the AUT has been started. Your AUT is successfully started if the AUT can be seen to ...


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Sikuli with Robot Framework might be a good fit for you. Sikuli uses image recognition to identify and control GUI components. Sikuli automates anything you see on the screen.


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Here's the short rundown on TFS and the Microsoft application life cycle management ecosystem: TFS - Team Foundation Server is the "glue" that pulls everything together in a central repository. TFS can be used to manage builds (using MSBuild.exe), issues, test cases, automation, source control, and so forth. Visual Studio - As well as the code IDE, Visual ...


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I don't know any tool parsing exit codes. Anyway, I suppose "Programmatically" (writing own script) is the best solution. At least you know, what's happening and can fix it yourself quick. Here's batch script as an example: qftest.exe ... if %ERRORLEVEL% EQU 1 ( command1; command2; etc ) if %ERRORLEVEL% EQU 2 ( command1; command2; etc )


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I'm doing GUI testing automation for native desktop applications and I use pywinauto Python library based on Win32 API. Code looks very pythonic and human readable. But there were some pitfalls: pywinauto supported 32-bit only and it's not frequently updated (latest major update was at 2006). I had to port it to 64-bit, but now it meets all our ...


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I think the best single book to read for your situation is The Design of Everyday Things by Donald Norman. He's the other half Norman / Nielsen group linked in Peter's answer and a pioneer of the usability field. He talks about a lot of important concepts like affordances, mappings, forcing functions, and so many many others. The concepts in this book are ...


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I have read two great books written by Steve Krug, which I think are a must read for anyone doing usability testing. Don't Make Me Think Rocket Surgery Made Easy Both are easy to read and you should be able to read both in a day (or two). Maybe also ask the question on http://ux.stackexchange.com/, guess that community might have better getting started ...



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