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QTP: Version 9.0
Will and Marcus over at Software Inquistion are writing an excellent series of articles about the new version of QTP that is now available. Some of my favourite items: a MDI!!!! Check these articles out! Looks like I will be expanding my article on interacting with dialog boxes dynamically. I've been asked a lot of questions like “what if the button is cutom?“ or “how do you...“, etc. I will try to write something a little more flexible in the near future. 'Sides, I could certainly use it at work ......

Posted On Thursday, March 30, 2006 4:36 AM

QTP: An issue with descriptive programming
I’ve been building some test components for our products lately, and noticed something…unusual. I often use descriptive programming to get around issues with environment, since typically our environments have very similar code. Some of the items I use are very reliable; things like the <TITLE> tag are usually pretty good, and don’t change often here. However, I noticed something interesting with this process. We have a page that simply isn’t recognized via descriptive programming. I can record ......

Posted On Wednesday, March 22, 2006 5:47 AM

QTP: Datatables and some interesting observations.
QTP: Datatables and some interesting observations. I’ve been working in Datatables a lot lately since my manual testers prefer this format for sharing information with me. It provides a very convienient tool (installed on everyone’s machine), and provides great formatting. Personally, I hate sending a spreadsheet to do a database’s job, but it seems if I say the word “database”, some people are intimidated. What’s often funny about this is that these same people refer to the sheet as an “Excel database”. ......

Posted On Thursday, March 16, 2006 1:14 PM

QTP: A smarter way to access your browser
We've all done it, right? We've started an IE instance, recorded/coded against it, and then when we're done, we've wanted to close it. The trouble is that QTP has now forgotten which window is the correct one. Either the browser has changed in some small way, or we have too many open that are similar, or whatever. This doesn't happen often, but when it does, it's a royal pain How do we ensure we can close the *correct* browser? Lately, I've started storing the handle for the browser window I open ......

Posted On Wednesday, March 15, 2006 1:16 PM

QTP: Bloggers unite!
I was contacted by the authors of a fantastic QTP site recently. Software Inquistion has lots of great examples, and seems to be a good resource for those of us interested in pursuing automated testing from a development project approach rather than from a simple record and playback. Be sure to check it out if you have use QTP at any level. Good stuff!

Posted On Wednesday, March 15, 2006 6:36 AM

QTP: Forum Abuse
As someone who has benefited from being a regular contributor to Mercury Interactive's user forum, this may sound a little uncool, but I can't help but mention it. The forums on the Mercury website drive me nuts. Oh, I got my very snazzy Mercury logo backpack and I am working towards the airline carry-on/laptop bag, no worries. I am not complaining about the rewards one can earn. I think it's a great incentive to get people who are otherwise too busy to interact and build a community. It does tend ......

Posted On Wednesday, March 8, 2006 12:48 PM

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