Sunday, November 09, 2008

Functional Testing of Desktop Applications

I've published series of articles on the functional testing of GUI applications. It is based on a talk that I gave at PyCon UK.
The user interface toolkit used for the examples is Windows Forms driven from IronPython. The examples are available for download, and test a small program called "MultiDoc", the example application from chapters 4-7 of IronPython in Action.

The techniques and testing patterns used in the articles are not tied to IronPython at all. The topics and principles discussed are relevant to the testing of all desktop applications, whichever framework you are using (almost...). Topics covered include:
  • The why and how of functional testing - including the processes and infrastructure you need around them
  • Basic principles of practical testing
  • Common problems and ways to overcome them

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