One of the requests we hear quite a bit is, ‘How can I get fresh data to use for my tests?’. There are a couple of typical answers to this question:
1) You take a cut of production data.
This approach has multiple problems – getting access to data, anonymizing it, and then resetting the data in your environment every so often. It gets even more difficult with GDPR coming into force in 2018, making the exposure of personal data a much higher risk to any business.
2) You manually create a data set.
This approach, while providing lower risk, has its own complexities: how much time will you spend creating data? How much data can you produce with the time and resources available to you?
Functional Tester (hereafter referred to as RFT for brevity) is a testing tool by using which you can automate your interactions with any test application, say type some text in a text box, click on a button, hover over an image – with almost zero intervention from you, the user. That definitely sounds useful, but you might still often find yourself in situations where you look for functionality to accomplish more specific goals:
If you’re a Maven user then you’re already running unit tests when you build using Maven. You asked us how to run integration tests as part of your Maven build too. In 188.8.131.52 we added a Maven plug-in so that Maven users can use Integration Tester and Service Virtualization to run tests and test-suites as well as starting and stopping stubs during their builds.
Previously you used an image verification point to assert that images in your app were correct, however you couldn’t validate any text on those images. Imagine a situation where a site banner is provided to you by a third party and you need to validate that the call to action is correct across releases.
If you write code for embedded, real time, and other types of commercial software, Test RealTime is for you. We’ve just released the Test RealTime 184.108.40.206 fix pack, which you can download from FixCentral .