Gherkin Support in eggPlant Functional v16.1

7/19/16 / by Pamela Gillaspie posted in App testing, Application testing, automated testing, Cross-Browser, eggPlant, Pokemon Go, Test automation, Test Tool Design, Testing tools, Uncategorized, Automated testing tools, Functional testing, Gherkin, Mobile testing, software testing

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TestPlant released eggPlant v16.1 this month, and I’m writing to talk to you about my favorite of the marquee features: support for Gherkin, the language of the Cucumber BDD framework. (Cue the vegetable puns!) Throughout our internal beta and in our v16.1 webinars, I’ve heard some great questions about Gherkin and our implementation of it that I’d like to share here. (I will also unabashedly share my preoccupation with Pokémon Go.)

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Getting started with performance testing: Round two!

5/24/16 / by Elizabeth Simons posted in automated testing, Automation testing, eggPlant Performance, Load testing, Load testing tool, load testing tools, Performance testing tool, QA tool, Stress testing, Test automation, testing automation, Testing Best Practise, Testing tool, Testing tools, Performance testing, Software load testing, Software test automation, software testing, Stress testing tool, Testing, Testing Methodology, Using eggPlant

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Some of you may have attended our “Getting Started with Performance Testing” webinar a couple of weeks ago. The event was such a success, we’re doing it again! For those of you who missed it, make sure to sign up for the next session here. In the meantime, I’ll give you a taste:

In this webinar, we will run through the basics of performance testing. For a lot of folks just introducing test automation into their company (or even those who are already doing functional test automation), performance and load testing can be daunting.

To help alleviate the stress and clarify some first steps, we decided to run this webinar to help break down the basics for getting started. Steps for getting started include planning and preparation, test architecture, constraints, test creation/ recording, execution, and results.

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Impressive and engaging talks at the Northern Lights testing conference

5/17/16 / by Gordon Mckeown posted in automated testing, defining software tests, defining test scope, GUI testing, QA testing, Quality assurance, Test automation, test scalability, Testing tools, TestPlant Events, UI testing, Gordon McKeown, Northern Lights conference, Test tools

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I recently presented at the Northern Lights conference in Manchester. This conference was hosted by the BCS (British Computing Society), and my talk was “Tools. Techniques. Trouble? Why test automation is getting more difficult, and what can be done about it.” You may have seen my blog post from ahead of the show, but if you haven’t yet, you can find it here.

I focussed on automating user interactions with the System under Test (SUT) and automating the creation of test scripts but not the automation of the testing process itself. I addressed both functional and load testing.

For those who weren’t there, here are the key points that I covered in my presentation:

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