Category: Testing

Ranorex Speed #1: Screen Resolution and the Debugger

The screen resolution and the Ranorex Studio debugger affect the execution speed of the test run. Ranorex Studio is built on top of the excellent open source SharpDevelop IDE, which is designed to mimic the Visual Studio IDE. This gives Ranorex many advanced capabilities, including the ability to debug and step through code modules and […]

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Ranorex Test Run Speed Optimization

Ranorex can run UI automation tests at a very fast pace. But as test suites and repositories grow, they become more complex and execution speed tends to suffer. Christian Breitwieser, one of Ranorex’s excellent test automation engineers, and I ran some experiments to get a better handle on some of the factors that can affect […]

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SDP: Testing ASP.NET MVC Web Apps

My first presentation at the December 2013 Sela Developer Conference was on testing ASP.NET MVC Web Apps. My talk focuses on helping MVC programmers get started with unit tests and spec tests. It talks about using the right tools for the job and gives a general overview of some of the common tools, including Visual […]

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Visualizing TDD

I saw an angel in the block of marble and I just chiseled ’til I set him free. – Michelangelo My last post, about what my colleague Yuval Mazor coined “post-tdd-ism”, came under some criticism. It was mostly triggered, understandably, by the last sentence of this paragraph: So we learn over time which design patterns […]

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