To promote our ranger work a bit more… I want to high light a specific scenario… create tests from UML models. I already played with this scenario from an automation perspective 2 years ago, when VS2010 was still in CTP. [see the bad quality video, already watched more as 17.000 time ]
Anyway, there are two common test design techniques that are used to specify test cases based on UML. The first is the Process cycle test (PCT) which uses UML activity diagrams. The other one is Use Case Test (UCT) which is based on Use Case diagrams.
Still on my backlog to make a fully working automation for these [waiting for Feature Builder to go RTM]. But, you also can do it manually, as you can see in the hands-on-labs.
Task 1: Open Activity Diagram
Task 2: Create logical test cases based on PCT
· Path combinations for decision point 1: (1,2) and (1,3);
· Path combinations for decision point 2: (2,4) and (3,4);
Based on PCT path combinations for test measure 2 are 1-2-4 and 1-3-4 for these paths test cases should be created.
… and create these TestCases in Microsoft Test Manager
Still a great ALM scenario where the different rolls in the lifecycle use artifacts from each other from that central repository.
[first time use of the wave 4 live writer, still like it…]