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Re: Test Case Generator

by Corion (Pope)
on Oct 03, 2012 at 07:36 UTC ( #996997=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Test Case Generator

It really depends on what you want to test for.

As you already do have an existing application, the easiest test is to verify that everything still works, by running the program with a set of fixed input files, creating new output files and verifying them against the existing, known good output files.

I'm not sure where you have problems with that and what you have tried already, so maybe you can tell us more here?

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Re^2: Test Case Generator
by Anonymous Monk on Oct 03, 2012 at 08:36 UTC

    Thanks for prompt reply! Well, right now I do not have access to the manually tested verified setup files. I will have to first make sure if every feature of the stand alone utility is working fine and matches to the expected outcome as desired by the developer.
    I am working with same approach in mind as you said about verifying the output of each setup file. I am stuck with understanding of automated test case creation.
    How this happens in commercially available testing tools?
    How can I generate umpteen number of test cases for a feature available in the stand alone application?

      There is no fairy magic that you can sprinkle over a program to magically generate test cases. Creating test cases requires a human to write down the input parameters and the expected outcome.

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