Paperback: 696 pages
Publisher: IBM Press; 1 edition (November 2, 2009)
Product Dimensions: 7 x 1.4 x 9.2 inches
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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Well I awaited a few months for this book, it arrived just before Santa!If you do not wish to pay for the courses available, then this book is by far the cheaper alternative.It is well put together and easy to follow for beginners in the RFT automation field of software testing.There are good chapters dedicated to building support for new objects and managing script execution. For a novice like myself, this book contained great insight to assist furthering my understanding of the tool. It also delivered in a clear and at a simple level. I found it easy to read, with good descriptions and explanations. Albeit some of the areas that are being described are not easy concepts. There is also good appendix on regular expressions and logging techniques.It would have been nice to have had a story board project other than the classicjava. Code snippets are provided both in VB.Net and Java albeit on paper (you can get the download version).On the whole I am impressed with the book and it has assisted my testing and I continually go back to it for reference.
This book is an incredible resource (and a must have) for anyone developing testing automation systems in Rational Functional Tester. I wrote this review right after finding --yet another-- piece of code that will save me hours of coding.What makes this book so relevant to testing automation engineers? It is not another boring API book, but a book with solutions to problems we face everyday as we write our scripts or common classes. I don't care about all of the parameters a method supports, I need to know how to solve a problem.Case in point. As I write this review, I'm at a customer site writing code to verify a return XML. I started writing my own method of verifying XML nodes by loading them as strings and then using a ".contains" Java method. It works ... but it could be better. So I turn to this book and I find in page 153 - "Finding Elements Using XPath".I thought it was going to be another API dictionary of all of the things XPath supports, but to my delight, it is a simpler explanation as to how I can incorporate the code provided in the book into my script. I just saved myself a day of coding! That's what this book does for you. (Although one can argue that now I can't charge for the time, but I much rather have reputation than the money...)I was so impressed I just had to stop coding and write in a good review for the book.Not bad guys ... not bad AT ALL! :)
it's a very good training resource, for IBM certification in Rational Functional Tester. Besides, it's useful for reviewing tips for daily work.Regards.
Bedt book you can buy!