SimShip Software Testing Using Shadow TM

TitleSimShip Software Testing Using Shadow TM
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsArthur, KA, Hannan, D, Ward, M
JournalLocalisation Focus - The International Journal of Localisation
Volume6
Issue1
ISSN1649-2358
KeywordsAutomated testing, localisation, Localisation Testing, QA., Quality Assurance testing
Abstract

We believe that our approach to automated software testing is novel. We can test several language instances of a product simultaneously, either through direct engineer interaction or by a record/playback script. The Shadow™ application can manage a situation where the user interface of the product under test is slightly different in layout, either due to localisation of the different versions, or due to the original language version running on different platforms. In our pilot studies, we examine the effect of separating out the functions of a test engineer into a product specialist and QA specialist. Our testing methodology outputs a set of screenshots of the products under test in each language. The screenshots can be used by a translator for linguistic/consistency QA or in product documentation. We performed a comparative analysis of the automation tool Winrunner with the Shadow™ testing process.

 

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