Does your desktop glow bug-zapper blue? Visual Test 6 Bible
will help you figure out Rational Visual Test 6 and enable you to unleash its powerful test-automation tools on your thorniest software projects.
This book documents the Visual Test 6 interface and explains how to use the Visual Test programming language. The author reveals how even the most perplexing pieces of Visual Test work and shows you how to use them in practical situations. Coverage of the Visual Test scripting language is very easy for the newcomer to follow, and a solid language reference backs up the author's excellent, example-rich tutorial. All of this book's programming examples accompany the text on CD-ROM, along with various supplementary materials.
Beyond its exploration of Visual Test itself, Visual Test 6 Bible serves as a resource for the software manager who is concerned with shipping a product as specified--on time and on budget. Thomas R. Arnold II, who helped develop Visual Test 4b, discusses the business and engineering implications of automated testing and acknowledges that in many instances, such testing is more trouble than it's worth. He helps you develop and manage a coherent quality-assurance plan and integrate it with the rest of the development process. It's the author's holistic approach to Visual Test and its uses that makes this book excellent. --David Wall
About the Author
About the Author Tom Arnold graduated from Purdue University in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science. He began his career in the computer industry at Asymetrix Corporation, where he was the Senior Test Lead and contributing developer for their Multimedia & Tools Group. Tom has dedicated the majority of his career to testing, working at Software Testing Laboratories (ST Labs, Inc.) and Microsoft Corporation. He has also developed and taught testing courses for Microsoft employees and other companies (such as MCI, IBM, Traveling Software, Spry/CompuServe, Attachmate, Hewlett-Packard, Delrina, Asymetrix, Aldus/Adobe, Peachtree, Compaq, Entergy, and Corel). As a Vice President at ST Labs, Inc., he led the development teams for ST Labs' add-on products, Test Now 1.0 and 2.0, and built the training department, which continued to provide training on Visual Test and other quality assurance topics. In late 1996 Tom consulted on the Visual Test 4.0b update (later renamed to Visual Test 4.0r when it was purchased by Rational Software Corporation). In 1998 he left ST Labs to join a new company focusing on the creation of instructional digital media (DVDs, CD-ROMs, streaming content, and plain old videos) for software products. Tom also moved onto the Rational Software development team as a Development Manager for the release of Rational Visual Test 6.0. He has written Software Testing with Visual Test 4.0 for IDG Books Worldwide, plays host and instructor in a Visual Test 6.0 video series, and teaches hands-on Visual Test classes. Visit www.vtindepth.com to get updates on all Visual Test-related topics or to contact Tom.