• Subject: Re: Software testing scripts
  • From: "Bruce Odum" <bodum@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 4 Dec 1997 21:23:47 -0500

Something like that would be great.  I had to create several of these for
our JDE conversion.  I will have to do the same for the rest of the software
conversion.  Scripts take a ling time and anything can make it go faster is
great
-----Original Message-----
From: SCHENCK_DONALD <schencd%AM_LZCH%VASELL@mr.mops.wl.com>
To: midrange-L@midrange.com <midrange-L@midrange.com>
Date: Thursday, December 04, 1997 9:00 PM
Subject: Software testing scripts


>All --
>
>My current client manufactures pharmaceuticals, and therefore software
testing
>is very important. To this end, they prepare a "test script" for each
program;
>a step-by-step checklist.
>
>Theoretically, this is an _exhaustive_ test; as exhaustive as reasonably
>possible. In reality, a lot gets missed.
>
>Creating the script is a real time-consuming hassle. Basically, a
programmer
>(me at this point!) must go through the program, attempt everything, and
record
>every action. That log, in turn, must be converted into a script. Believe
you
>me, it's VERY involved.
>
>Today, while musing about this, I was able to develop a "model" for the
"Work
>With..."-type of program. This model will allow me to develop a Visual
Basic
>program that will prompt the user for information about the program and
>automagically generate a test script in a Microsoft Word document. This
script
>will be VERY exhaustive, covering all possible combinations of keying
>possibilities, function keys, etc.
>
>(Note: it will NOT cover every possibility of entries; that would be
humanly
>impossible. But it covers all error conditions such as valid versus invalid
>data -- not every possible invalid _value_)
>
>I'm excited about this program, and hopefully I'll find the time this
weekend
>to write it.
>
>Is this something that appeals to anyone else? Does anyone else write test
>scripts?
>
>-- Don "how about a script for test?" Schenck
>
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