Making FitNesse Accessible to Humans

Published February 22nd, 2013 Under Functional Testing | Comments Off

What does it take to get non-programmers involved in test-automation? This presentation share experience with test automation and what it takes to make automation available to non-programmers. Read more

Making FitNesse Accessible to Humans

Published December 4th, 2012 Under Functional Testing | Comments Off

Working in Agile software development just demands that you automate your work and have all stakeholders involved, including business analysts and functional testers. Once you start working with people that have little or no experience with test automation it becomes painfully clear that collaborative test-automation tools with an intuitive feel to it are practically non-existant. Read more

Comparing FitNesse, Cucumber and keywords for Domain Specific Test Languages

Published August 19th, 2010 Under Functional Testing | Comments Off

FitNesse, BDD/ATDD based tools (like Cucumber) and various keywords based tools each have their followers when it comes to automated testing at the system or acceptance level. But few have tried each type and many are wondering which one best suits their organisation, project or product. The concept of Domain Specific Test Languages (DSTL) is a great improvement over record & playback based approaches to automated testing and promises easy to read & write tests in the language of the business and low maintenance effort. This interactive session first presents DSTLs and how they fit in an Agile process & team and then considers how each type of tool supports this effective approach to automated testing. The tools will be compared using one non-trivial test case, to illustrate some of their strengths and limitations

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Agile Testing and SeleNesse

Published August 16th, 2010 Under Functional Testing | Comments Off

Tools like FitNesse allows test automation to happen quickly and broadly. However, many companies can’t support it in their infrastructure. Dawn Cannan got around this problem by helping create SeleNesse, a Selenium-FitNesse plugin. She also paired with developers in the Java space and the .NET space to bring this plugin to both domains.

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Selenium + FitNesse – A QA Multiplier Effect

Published May 5th, 2010 Under Functional Testing | Comments Off

This demonstration will show how Selenium, integrated into a FitNesse framework, can extend an organization’s ability to create more automated test cases without the need for Selenium programming while expanding the ability to test across all popular browsers. Using FitNesse, QA managers, Product Managers, testers, and other stakeholders can easily create wiki-based test stories that immediately execute across multiple browsers. This solution enables organizations to provide higher-quality test coverage at a lower cost. FitNesse reduces the cost for technical staff and automated test script maintenance.

Video producer: San Francisco Selenium Meetup Group

Additional resources:
* Selenium Home Page
* FitNesse Home Page
* FitNesse: A Tester’s Perspective
* Functional testing for Web applications
* In pursuit of code quality: Programmatic testing with Selenium and TestNG
* Data-Driven Testing with FitNesse
* Test Driven .NET Development With FitNesse: Second Edition
* Functional Testing Tools Directory

Interactive Agile Acceptance Testing

Published March 15th, 2010 Under Functional Testing | Comments Off

FitNesse and FIT are arguably the most popular framework for automated agile acceptance testing, due to its unique power to serve as team collaboration medium, system documentation and test automation tool in one simple open-source solution. In this interactive clinic, David Evans and Gojko Adzic discuss some of the common pitfalls faced by testers and teams in getting to grips with Fitnesse. We will show examples of good and bad acceptance tests, illustrating how different styles of fixtures lend themselves to different types of tests. We also highlight some of the features of Fitnesse that allow you to keep your tests expressive, useful and easy to maintain.

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Acceptance-Test Driven Development – Bring Developers and Testers Together

Published March 3rd, 2010 Under Functional Testing | Comments Off

Test-Driven Development (TDD) and Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD) are powerful techniques, helping developers write better designed, more maintainable and more reliable code, and stay focused on the real user requirements. But how does the rest of the team fit in to the picture? In this talk, John Smart, creator of the Java Power Tools Bootcamp, looks at how BDD techniques, and tools such as easyb and FitNesse, can also act as drivers for the overall development process, and also as communication tools, giving testers and end-users clear and unambiguous feedback on what is being developed and where it is at in terms of delivery and schedule.

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