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Posted by PANDU   (1 post)  [Biography] bio
Date Fri 28 Jan 2005 02:36 PM (UTC)
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hi

I am a test engineer.Can any one plz help me out with some guidlienes or testscript for DLL/API testing witrh manual and automated tools.
Waiting for the response
Thanks
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Posted by David Haley   USA  (3,881 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Reply #1 on Fri 28 Jan 2005 06:02 PM (UTC)
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The first thing to do is post in the right category (forum, mailing other users??), for he who doesn't know how to organize his posts certainly won't know how to organize his code... :)

As for API testing, well, it's not that hard. Define what your functions are supposed to do, e.g. what values they're supposed to return on which inputs. Give the functions those borderline inputs and see what you get back. Make sure it's the right thing.

In general, testing involves making sure that the program works even on the borderline (i.e. difficult) cases.

Two kinds of ways to find borderline cases:
1- Black Box testing
Pretend that you don't know the internals, and find borderline cases based on the theory of what you're doing
2- White Box testing
Suddenly remember about how the internals work, and find borderline cases based on your specific implementation.

David Haley aka Ksilyan
Head Programmer,
Legends of the Darkstone

http://david.the-haleys.org
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Posted by Nick Gammon   Australia  (21,478 posts)  [Biography] bio   Forum Administrator
Date Reply #2 on Fri 28 Jan 2005 11:15 PM (UTC)
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Your question has nothing to do with the "forum - how to use it", and really nothing to do with anything covered on this site.

Try a Google search.

- Nick Gammon

www.gammon.com.au, www.mushclient.com
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