Thursday, January 13, 2011

Local Bugzilla & Testopia Installation and Configuration Part 1 of probably 5

So, I'm tired of receiving a ton of mails from Bugzilla, as I'm sure everyone is -- especially when I'm on a distribution list and receive a CC about something I just did (Argh!!!).  Also, I'm interested in more custom reports than Bugzilla allows for currently.  Lastly, I want to try out Testopia to see how well it can fit in our process.

While searching for fixes for the mail issue I found a couple interesting pages:
This one gave me the idea to tweak the Bugzilla install to send out only 1 mail to everyone instead of sending out multiple mails (one to each person).  This will allow the Exchange server to remove the duplicates, sending everyone only ONE mail, thus reducing the clutter.

I also saw this one, which allows you to Authenticate to Bugzilla using Active Directory.  I want to try this out also, to see what the benefits are.  This will come later.

So anyway, the first step was figuring out which AMP server to install -- I have used WAMP Server before and it was very simple to set up and use.  I decided to go with XAMPP though because of the inbuilt support for Perl.

Monday, January 10, 2011

How to create a new Firefox Profile

Why would you want a new profile?  The main reason is the same regardless of if you are using the browser at work for testing or if you are using the browser at home for recreation: different add-ons, configurations, and settings.

In my case, at the office, I have a profile set up with which I run automated tests in Selenium IDE.  The reason I can't use my normal browser is two-fold:
  1. The add-ons which I need for Selenium IDE to run without failing for stupid reasons are dangerous to have installed for everyday manual use.
  2. Everyone on my team needs to have the same setup so that we can all run the tests without having any compatibility issues.
So, how to set it up?  Fairly easy.  See these links for reference.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Must-Have Selenium IDE Addons & Extentions

Selenium IDE is a great tool for automating within a tight budget, but it has one major weakness -- the logical flow of the script cannot be controlled.  Because of this, we were seriously considering moving all of our scripts to the Selenium Remote Control.

Thankfully though, I did some research and found some lifesaving addons and extensions.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy New Year

Happy New Year!!

My resolution is to keep these blogs updated more regularly!! :-)

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all and to all a New Year (which is Happy)!!

I told you I was bad at keeping these blogs updated!  But guess what one of my New Years resolutions was?!
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