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Eclipse Testing Day 2012 Talks

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Testing of Eclipse RCP based Products

Stability is a key requirement for an established product. Of course, software is never bug free, but bugs being fixed must stay so in later releases. As manual testing is error prone and quite expensive, consequent automated testing is the logical implication.

Especially in the case of Eclipse RCP applications and Plug-Ins, being delivered to different target platforms and installed into many possible client configurations, migration and system testing is also important.

So we're facing challenges on multiple very different layers. In the talk we present our approach to clearing the fog starting with unit testing to black-box UI tests - and talk about our DOs and DON'Ts of using technologies from Jenkins to Jubula.

Manuel Bork, Yatta Solutions GmbH

Manuel Bork is a passionate software developer, committed IT consultant and dedicated Eclipse enthusiast. At Yatta Solutions Manuel works on UML Lab's Round-Trip-Engineering technology. He is Eclipse committer for the Eclipse MFT project, and he loves mountain biking in his free time.

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Cutting the right corners: Achieving the balance between effort and payoff for GUI test automation

If budgets, resources and time are tight, then one of the first things to suffer is testing. While it’s only natural (and perfectly correct) to want to minimize any waste, it’s important not to cut corners in the wrong place.

This talk looks at the case study of a project that began in a fixed-price phase, with automated GUI tests running in parallel with development. The quality of the released software convinced the team and customer that test automation was a good investment. However, due to personnel and project constraints, it was not possible to have a dedicated tester for the project after the fixed-price phase.

Through various iterations, the team was able to find a good balance between effort and payoff with GUI test automation. They were able to identify factors that can be reduced without negative consequences (constant tester presence in the project, for example) as well as aspects that are mandatory for success (continuous build, regular test analysis and maintenance, good test design). As well as technical requirements for good-value test automation, they were able to identify ways to find and train good testers.

This talk presents the journey of the project and their ways to achieve good results with minimal effort.

Alexandra Schladebeck, BREDEX GmbH

Alexandra earned a degree and an MA in linguistics from York University before starting work at BREDEX GmbH, where she is a trainer and consultant for automated testing and test processes. As product owner for the Eclipse Jubula Project, and its “big brother” GUIdancer, she is responsible for developing user stories with customers as well as documentation and testing. Alex frequently represents BREDEX at conferences, where she talks about agility and testing from project experience. She is also involved in event organisation and customer communication.

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