Kavitha Naveen & Perry Hunter, Tektronix
Budget! Cost optimization! Expensive! These are common words which are often heard when licensed automation tools are proposed for software test automation.
If licensed test tools are expensive and budget is the key constraint, don’t worry; Open source tools are there to help us in creating effective and low-cost test automation. Open source tools have an added advantage of supporting Behavior-Driven Development (BDD) which is an agile software development technique that encourages collaboration between developers, testers and non-technical or business participants in a software project. Open source tools are free; just get it and use it to see the power of test automation.
This paper is about a Test Framework which was developed using open source tools to test plugins embedded in Visual Studio 2010.
Among the many open source tools available, this presentation will showcase how two tools, SpecFlow and the White library, have made test automation tasks easy to complete!
Writing elaborate test cases is a big pain, isn’t it? Don’t worry; BDD comes to your rescue. You can write simple and easily readable test cases in the language you speak. SpecFlow from TechTalk brings BDD to the .NET environment. It can be used to write test cases using BDD style in Visual Studio.
For GUI automation we have the White library from Thought Works. It supports automation for Visual Studio 2010 Controls and plugins embedded in Visual Studio 2010.