TestWise 5 is released

By zhimin.

I am happy to announce that TestWise 5 is released. One key feature of TestWise 5 is that users now have the flexibility to use any Gems in your test scripts with the full control of managing gems

Select menu 'Tools' -> 'Show Ruby Gems' or

Debug test cases while running a continuous testing build

By zhimin.

During a continuous testing build, which runs all your regression tests in continuous testing server such as BuildWise, it is a good idea to start debugging failed test cases as soon as they are defected. For example

If you are using…

Run TestWise Mac on El Capitan

By zhimin.

TestWise Mac requires Ruby 1.8. Apple did not include Ruby 1.8 from OS X El Capitan (since Yoesmite).   Furthermore, Apple introduced rootless mode (also known as System Integrity Protection) by default, which prevent you from change…

Responding help seeking requests

By zhimin.

Now and then (sometimes a lot), people contact me seeking help on test automation problems, such as

  • I want to test ..., but got error, can you have a look my attached test script
  • My test script works on Chrome, but not firefox

Run Selenium WebDriver tests against new Edge browser in TestWise

By zhimin.

Windows 10 is out, this time, with new Edge browser to replace IE. Yes, Microsoft will provide WebDriver support for Edge, it is called Microsoft WebDriver.  For testers who can't wait, you can try out in TestWise v4.3 with experimental Edge support (bundled selenium-webdriver 2.47.1). 

Just change the driver type to :edge

@driver = Selenium::WebDriver.for(:edge)

Yes,  I think TestWise looks better in Windows 10 with thin borders.

Import JIRA story and description into test case in TestWise

By zhimin.

When a tester starts working on a new test task, the very first thing is to get to know the requirement (or User Story). This post shows how to import a user story from JIRA  (widely used in project as the agile project management tool) into

Over a quarter of a million automated test execution for ClinicWise

By zhimin.

Several years ago at a conference, when I showed a stats of 200K+ test executions for a government project I led, I could sense doubts from audience.  This week, the number of test executions conducted against my own application  ClinicWise exceeds a quarter of a million. 


This is achieved with the tools (TestWise, BuildWise Server + BuildWise Agent) and practices I covered in my book: "Practical Web Test Automation".  And development and testing are all done in my spare time. 

As the graph below shows, the number of automated tests grows with the development. People who had attempts with test automation will know, rare projects can achieve this.


The following graph shows automate testing keeps defect defects very early (typically within 10 minutes of checkin). To ClinicWise customers, the software is solid and nearly defect-free, at frequent (daily) deployments. 

Every full build will run all UI test cases. The overall test execution time is dramatically reduced by distributing to multiple BuildWise agents to run in parallel. 

Without these automated tests, ClinicWise simply won't be possible.