Friday, March 29, 2013

Introducing Test Trend Analyzer (TTA)

The statement "I have a dream" is a very famous quote by American activist Martin Luther King Jr.

I resonate very closely with that. Here is why and how ...

Almost 2 years ago, I had a dream ... a vision about a product that can help those working in large organizations understand the health of their products / projects at a quick glance, instead of having a team of people manually scrambling frantically to collate and collect the information needed to get a sense of quality about the products they support. I chose to call this product Test Trend Analyzer - TTA

Given that Automation is a key factor in ensuring the success, quality and time-to-market for products, I took that as a baseline requirement and came up with a basic high-level diagram for TTA:

TTA - first diagram
Finally, a couple of months ago, I found a bunch of passionate people, who also had some time, to try and implement this tool.

We came up with this vision for TTA:

TTA Vision

Accordingly, we planned, prioritized, spiked, did some prototypes, did demos and showcases and got a base usable product completed.
This is a open-source project, available on github with more information about it on the github wiki.

The technology stack used is: RoR with mysql db. 

TTA falls in the Big Data + Visualization space - specific to Testing.

Watch this space for more information about TTA and the currently supported features. Email out to me if you need more specific information, or have questions on how can you use TTA, etc.

How can you contribute?

Given that we have implemented only a few basic features right now, and there are many more in the backlog, here is how you can help:
  • Suggest new ideas / features that will help make TTA better
  • Use TTA on your project and provide feedback
  • More importantly, help in implementing these features

Thursday, March 28, 2013

vodQA Geek Night - Test Automation Workshop

As a follow-up to our vodQA Geek Night - Behavior Driven Testing (BDT) workshop last year, we are conducting another workshop in ThoughtWorks, Pune focused on building a Test Automation Framework - the "right-way".

Here you will use your prior test automation experience to build a test automation framework from "scratch".

This will be a 2.5 / 3 hour workshop - starting at 5.30pm. Please plan to come in by 5.15pm latest to complete the registration formalities.

See more event and registration details on our vodQA Geek Night - Test Automation Workshop event page in vodQA group on facebook. 

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Announcing vodQA Bangalore on May 18, 2013

ThoughtWorks is happy to announce yet another edition of the vodQA Bangalore happening on Saturday, 18th May 2013.
We take this opportunity to extend the invite to speakers and attendees for this event. Below is the mailer, with the event details. If you have a topic that you would like to present, please register with us. 

The vodQA event hosted by ThoughtWorks is being held the third time in Bangalore. We look forward to enlightening topics and proficient presenters, we look forward for your support and help on this. Please extend this invite to all your personal contacts whom you think will make a big impact at the event.

Note: Registration for Speakers close on 13th April' 2013.

Some important links:

Event page: get-set-test

Register as speaker

Register as attendee

Friday, March 22, 2013

thucydides for ATDD / BDD / BDT?

Anyone heard or used the tool "thucydides"-  for ATDD / BDD / BDT before?

Whats your review / thoughts on it? Any pros / cons?

From their website: "Thucydides is a tool that lets you use WebDriver-based unit or BDD tests to write more flexible and more reusable WebDriver-based tests, and also to generate documentation about your acceptance tests, including a narrative description of test, along with the corresponding screen shots, and also high-level summaries and aggregations of the test results."

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Security testing tools

Here is some information / links to potential tools / resources to use for security testing:

Monday, March 4, 2013