Automation Runner – Running Tests Without Visual Studio

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

I’m often asked to provide a solution for testers who wants to run automation but don’t want to work with Visual Studio (Or don’t have a license). You can run automation using MSTest or using VSTEST.Console command line tools, working with command line isn’t simple and friendly for testers:     1. Test Methods – How do I know which tests available in each Test Assembly?     2. Running list of tests – I what to control which tests to run and manage my own test plans.     3. Reporting – I want to get real time status on...

How To: Enable Coded UI Html Logger

Monday, November 24, 2014

Many of my customers has already build large amount of Tests based on Coded UI, those tests running every build and every day, for a second everything looks just perfect, until a test failed with unexpected exception…. Then we need to understand why? the test failed because the new build broke the test? maybe something wrong with the test? So the obvious choice is adding logs to Coded UI, Coded UI has some basic logs capabilities, you can use either console, trace and TestContext to write logs inside your Coded UI Tests. Console.WriteLine("Console Writeline"); Trace.WriteLine("Trace Writeline"); TestContext.WriteLine("TestContext Writeline"); Now, if you...

How To: Run Tests On Different Machines In Parallel

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

I’m getting this question a lot, how to run multiple tests on different machines in parallel? Every customer that I work with has over 100 tests and some has more than 1000+. So how to improve test execution time? running 1000+ tests can take a while and we want to get the results as fast as possible. So, for Unit Tests there is a nice trick (Wrote about it in 2010 –>Run Unit Tests in Parallel using Visual Studio 2010) that allow you to run those tests in parallel on the same machine. But what about Coded UI Tests? you most know we...

Unit Test Error – ERROR [IM014] [Microsoft][ODBC Driver Manager]

Monday, April 28, 2014

Visiting a customer we faced a strange problem running Coded UI with Excel Data Source: The unit test adapter failed to connect to the data source or to read the data. For more information on troubleshooting this error, see "Troubleshooting Data-Driven Unit Tests" (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=62412) in the MSDN Library. Error details: ERROR The specified DSN contains an architecture mismatch between the Driver and Application The same test works on Windows 7 machines but received this error on Windows 8 64bit, So I start to investigating… First if opened odbcad32 (from Run command), I’ve noticed the “Excel Files” DSN exists but...