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GUI Testing

GUI Testing

Taras Frant

on 2 June 2013

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Transcript of GUI Testing

by Taras Frant Graphical User Interface Testing GUI testing is the process of testing a product's user interface to ensure it meets its written specifications, design requirements. It includes how the application handles keyboard and mouse events, how different GUI components like menu-bars, tool-bars, dialogs, buttons, edit fields, list controls, images etc. reacts to user input and whether or not it performs in the desired manner. Definition: Automated GUI Testing Screen capture tools: Manual GUI Testing Bugs Typographical error Format issues. Extra scrollbars Overlapping controls Inconsistencies Jing - is free tool, it has just enough functionality to make screenshots and record video. Snagit - is commercial tool, which has comprehensive set of functions for capturing and editing screenshots. Character Encoding Issues What to test? Fonts, Styles, Colours Mandatory fields Sorting, Ordering Mouse pointer events : Selection & highlighting Mouse pointer events : Tooltips \ Hints \ Promts Questions Software Testing Process Test Planing Test Design Test Execution Test Results Analysis \ Reporting System messages Hot Keys Usability “Usability is a quality attribute that assesses how easy user interfaces are to use. The word ‘usability’ also refers to methods for improving ease-of-use during the design process.”
Jakob Nielsen

“Usability is the extent to which a product can be used by specified users to achieve specified goals with effectiveness, efficiency and satisfaction in a specified context of use.”
ISO 9241-11 (1998) Guidance on Usability Usability Components Learnability Efficiency Memorability Errors Satisfaction Misalignment Clipping Branding & Copyrights Checkboxes Input fields Radio Buttons Combo boxes \ Drop-down List boxes \ Multiselection List boxes Four Simple Steps: Step 1. Shoot & crop
Step 2. Highlight & mark
Step 3. Add text
Step 4. Good name.jpg GUI Testing Process Get Style Guide Get your checklist Get list of screens to check Perform testing GUI Testing Process Get Style Guide: 1.Missing style guide equals to “carry water in the sieve”
2.Prototype can be used as style guide Get your checklist: 1.Very specific
2.Much shorter than style guide
3.NOT listing all possible problems
4.Agreed with customer Get List of screens to check: 1.Else you never know what’s completed and what’s left
2.Update if you find something is missed Reporting bugs: 1.Report any contradictions to the style guide \ prototype
2.Listen to your “good” feeling
3.Report it before you get used to it
4.Bugs: 1 per screen, with attachment Screenshot example
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